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Strategic Partners

Relais & Châteaux

Established over half a century ago, Relais & Châteaux is an association of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs that has set the standard for excellence in hospitality.

Relais & Châteaux has redefined luxury hospitality by emphasizing holistic experiences that transport its guests, taking them on a sensual journey and introducing them to a deeper, truer understanding of the Art of Living.

www.relaischateaux.com

Philpotts & Associates

Philpotts Interiors is known for their unique ability to interpret the culture of an area and infuse it into their design work. Led by Marion Philpotts-Miller, the team has flavored our contemporary architecture with modern Hawaiian elegance, resulting in an oasis of chic to excite the senses.

Philpotts & Associates’ designers strive to give integrity and credibility to every project they undertake. The spaces they help create blend the sophisticated grace of East and West with respect for our natural elements. Indoors and outdoors mesh seamlessly, creating a total environment that is at once current and timeless.

www.philpotts.net

Chef Chris Kajioka

Chris Kajioka, a Honolulu native, has never wanted to be anything other than a chef, and he has proven that he knows no bounds in perfecting his craft. Immediately after high school, he left paradise and moved across the country to receive his formal training and degree in the culinary arts from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Upon graduating, he moved across the country again to work at Ron Siegel’s Dining Room at the Ritz-­Carlton in San Francisco. Returning to the east coast, he went on to Thomas Keller’s Per Se in New York. Making his way west yet again, Kajioka worked his way up to Chef de Cuisine at Aziza in San Francisco and subsequently continued to Blaine Wetzel’s Willows Inn of Lummi Island, Washington.

Returning to his native Hawaii in 2012, Kajioka became the Executive Chef at Vintage Cave, where he earned nominations for the James Beard “Rising Star” Award and Food and Wine Magazine’s “People’s Best New Chef.” His classical culinary training, combined with his affinity for his heritage, results in his unique style: inventive dishes incorporating techniques from contemporary French cuisine with a distinctly Japanese sensibility. His cooking emphasizes the use of fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients.

In 2015, Kajioja partnered with Per Se colleague, British chef Anthony Rush, to open their highly anticipated restaurant, Senia, in Honolulu’s Chinatown. Senia offers cuisine that showcases the two chefs’ mutual culinary pedigree and celebrates Hawaii’s abundance of ingredients. The wildly acclaimed restaurant made the list of James Beard Awards semi-finalists in 2017 for “Best New Restaurant,” and Kajioka himself earned the honors of “Best Chef: West” semi-finalist in 2018.

In 2016, Kajioka joined forces with restauranteur and hotelier, Jonathan McManus, who became one of Senia’s principal investors. Concurrent to Senia’s opening in Oahu, Kajioka took on the role of Culinary Director at McManus’ Hotel Wailea in Wailea, Maui, helping to shape the culinary vision of The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea and acting as a mentor to Chef de Cuisine, Zach Sato.

In the past several years, the duo has made a dramatic impact on the culinary scene in Hawaii. Their upcoming Oahu project, Miro Kaimuki, has already earned a place in the Robb Report’s list of “Most Anticipated Restaurants of 2020.” At Hotel Wailea, the late-December 2019 unveiling of McManus’ stunning new Hestan-furnished kitchen is the cornerstone of the immersive dining experiences planned for The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea. The three tiers of dining include a bistro-chic casual menu on the lanai, an innovative chef tasting menu in the Secret Garden, and the seven-course private chef-prepared culinary experience in The Treehouse.

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Melville Winery

Situated amongst the beautiful rolling hills of Western Santa Ynez Valley, Melville is dedicated to producing exceptional cold-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah grown exclusively in their estate vineyards throughout the Sta. Rita Hills appellation.

Founded in 1989, Melville is a family-owned and operated estate winery with its roots in Sonoma County’s Knights Valley, where Ron Melville grew high-quality and greatly sought-after grapes.

In 1996, Ron’s desire to grow cold-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah brought Melville Vineyards to the Sta. Rita Hills, located in the Western Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County. Today, Ron and his son, Chad Melville, uphold Melville’s tradition as one of the most highly-regarded estates in California.

In 2019, Private Label Collection partnered with Melville Winery to develop two signature wines, the Hotel Wailea Cuvée Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

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Lather

Create a custom amenity collection that encapsulates the very essence of your brand – the air, the look, the vibe and the values.

With their wellness DNA and alchemy expertise, they create a custom amenity collection with distinctive packaging, retail-quality formulations, and scents that will linger in your guests’ memory.

www.latherhotel.com

Molton Brown

Over the decades Molton Brown has built up a reputation for being London’s bath, body and beauty connoisseurs. Their perfumes, shower gels, body lotions, candles and hand care products blend exotic ingredients with a touch of London eccentricity.

www.moltonbrown.com

Pete Cabrinha, Artist & Athlete

Pete Cabrinha is an uncommon individual. Pete’s dedication to water sports has gained him both pioneer and master status in three of the most cutting edge sports to come along in the past three decades. International titles in surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing have put Pete at the top of a short list of world class watermen.

Its that same passion that has fueled Pete’s parallel life as an artist. For the past two decades Pete has pursued the arts with vigor and curiosity. He has paired his technical photography skills with his off center painting techniques to capture the essence of a life lived above and below the Hawaiian waters.

Pete’s success and lifestyle as a professional water sports athlete and the founder of Cabrinha Kitesurfing enables him to travel the world. With one foot in the sand and one foot on the sidewalk he is continually inspired – not only by the ocean and the people of his Hawaiian birthplace but by the street art found in the international cities that he often frequents. This cultural juxtaposition strikes a precarious balance and lends a unique flair to his mixed media art works.

www.cabrinha.com

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