Project Name

Alaia

Client

BRE Hotels & Resorts

Location

Waikalae, Kahuku, Oʻahu

Year

2021

Services

Architecture

The Turtle Bay Resort's leading dining destination, Alaia, evokes relaxed luxury. Reimagined from the original Kula Grille, its menu incorporates the North Shore's sustainable agriculture bounty, including produce from the resort's farm across the highway, Kuilima Farms. Alaia refers to the first Hawaiian surfboards made out of wood. The dining experience focuses on locally grown vegetables, fruits, and sugarcane fabricated in many of the dishes. The interior bar was redesigned to allow views out to the ocean and more seating was added. The buffet millwork was redesigned with a feature wall hiding the exposed kitchen. The dining and lanai areas were redesigned and new furniture made for a more comfortable atmosphere.