Project Name

Morimoto Maui

Client

Hyatt Hotels

Morimoto Restaurant Group

Location

Wailea, Honuaʻula, Maui

Year

2014

Services

Architecture

A modern Japanese beach house inspired the design concept for Morimoto Maui. With uninterrupted 180-degree beach and ocean vistas are offered from nearly every seat in the restaurant and bar, further connecting guests to their environment through an intimate, relaxing experience.

 

Neutral toned materials and shading elements and hand-crafted components have been incorporated into the design. A large cream-colored light box shade creates a glowing, warm ambiance in the adjacent sushi bar area. The woven finish lighting fixture recalls an oversized Japanese lantern. A pergola offers protection from the natural elements where teak wood tables in the outdoor terrace mirror the interior restaurant design. Unique to this space is the custom corner seating, which features curved wooden exteriors and soft interiors upholstered in fabric. Four modern sculptural pieces made of wood and stone adorn this area, which borders the resort’s pool. Wing-shaped ceiling fans offer a welcome coolness in both the restaurant and outdoor terrace.