Leilani's On The Beach
Kā‘anapali, Makaiwa, Maui
Leilani’s on the Beach was owned and operated by TS Restaurants for over thirty six years, fronting Kā‘anapali beach. The extensive renovation sought to unify the existing layout and design, consolidate functions in the back-of-house spaces, and open most available seating to beachfront views. On the mauka side of the restaurant, a geometric teak mural spanned one side of the restaurant to the other, rendering a photograph of the West Maui Mountains. The choices of interior finishes, FF&E fabrics, and custom furniture style paid homage to the essence of a fictional Aunty Leilani who represented Hawaiian femininity and cultural practices. Overall, a new feeling of welcome and aloha into Aunty Leilani’s is created for both returning and visiting patrons.