The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas Announces the Opening of Pulehu Restaurant - Kaanapali Resort
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The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas Announces the Opening of Pulehu Restaurant

The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas
Announces The Opening of Pulehu Restaurant
Upscale Dining With A Fabulous Oceanview Setting

KA’ANAPALI, MAUI, HAWAII – November 26, 2007 – In celebration of the forthcoming holiday season, The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas unveiled today its upscale a-la carte service at the beautifully designed Pulehu Restaurant. Customers will now be able to indulge in ala carte breakfast as well as enjoy steak and seafood specialties served evenings from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.

“Pulehu, which means grilled or cooked over an open flame in Hawaiian language, will offer a la carte fish and meats prepared in your favorite style,” explained Alex Soto, the resort’s Director of Food & Beverage. “From fresh island fish such as mahi mahi, Hawaiian snapper, monchong and ahi to excellent meat cuts such as filet mignon, New York steak, rack of lamb and free range chicken breast, guests can savor each exquisite creation with a choice of sauces including lemon buerre blanc, mango fennel chutney, mushroom cognac cream and port sauce to name a few,” added Alex.

Located on the lower lobby level of the north resort, the restaurant offers a semi-closed dining area as well as an outdoor seating area overlooking the lush landscaped koi ponds with magnificent ocean views. Within the restaurant is a show kitchen so diners may enjoy watching the fast paced action as chefs whips up each specialty. A private dining area that comfortably seats 12 persons is also available for small dinner parties and cozy receptions. The restaurant’s overall seating capacity is 125 persons.

A unique feature of Pulehu restaurant is its stone oven where freshly baked flatbread and calzones will be created for all to savor with various toppings and fillings.

Among the signature dishes that are offered as Appetizers at Pulehu Restaurant are Tempura Maui Onion Rings, Pacific Oysters on Half Shell, Grilled Asparagus Oscar and Crispy Pita Hummus with Taboli. Soups & Salads include the House Salad with Haiku Baby Greens, Maui Onion Soup Gratinee and the Baby Spinach and Pancetta Salad.

The Main Entrée selection has a varied list of house specialties including Bouillabaisse with prawns, crabs, clams, snapper, scallops, and mussels in a lobster saffron broth; Roasted Duck with wild rice risotto cake and dried fig port wine sauce; Sautéed Snapper Muniere, a fresh filet with scallop and rock shrimp hash; as well as the Volcanic Seasoned Monchong sautéed with fresh island succotash.

The restaurant also offers an extensive wine list to complement the varied menu selections. From champagne to white and red wines as well as alternative whites and reds, wine connoisseurs will find much joy in sampling the discerning choices. Pulehu also opens daily for breakfast from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. with a choice of a sumptuous breakfast buffet, continental breakfast and a la carte selections ranging from Steak and Eggs with home fries and toast to Maui Style Loco Moco with fried eggs, hamburger patty and onion gravy over rice. Other breakfast delights include Buttermilk Pancakes; Eggs Benedict with choice of Canadian bacon, smoked salmon or fresh Kula tomato; French Toast with Fresh Strawberries; Smoked Salmon and Bagel with cream cheese and onions; Steel Cut Oatmeal with golden raisins, milk and toast; and so much more!

According to the resort’s general manager, Gregg Lundberg, Pulehu offers not only resort guests, but also island residents, a great avenue to enjoy fine dining amidst a luxurious resort setting. “Whether one is on holiday or simply desiring an idyllic setting to treat family and friends to an exceptional dining experience, Pulehu is the perfect choice,” said Gregg. The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas is located along the secluded North Ka’anapali Beach, with 16 lush acres of breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the islands of Lanai and Molokai. The resort provides an array of amenities to guarantee a relaxing stay in paradise.

Guests can unwind poolside and enjoy casual dining at either The Ocean Pool Bar & Grill offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner or the Pailolo Bar & Grill, offering burgers, sandwiches, and salads.

The resort boasts spacious studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom villas ranging in size from 479 to 1,233 square feet. The two-bedroom villas are equipped with lock-off units, adding additional privacy to the already secluded design. An idyllic retreat, the villas feature Westin’s signature Heavenly Bed®, Heavenly Bath® whirlpool tub and plush bathrobes, flat screen LCD TVs, DVD, Bose AM/FM wave radio, fully-equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, generous lanai, and high speed Internet connection in each villa.

The resort’s tranquil setting allows guests to soak in breathtaking vistas of natural beauty while recharging poolside, featuring three inspiring swimming pools, including two Jacuzzi and a separate keiki pool furnished with a clubhouse and play area for its Kids Club program.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Westin Hotels & Resorts, with more than 127 hotels and resorts in more than 31 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT). Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 850 properties in more than 95 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood® Hotels is a fully  ntegrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton®, Westin®, Four Points® by Sheraton, W®, Le Méridien® and  he recently announced AloftSM and ElementSM Hotels. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.

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CONTACT:
Sumithra Balraj
Director, Public Relations
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali
Phone: (808) 662-2753
Fax: (808) 661-5831
E-mail: sumithra.balraj@westin.com

Alex Soto
Director of Food & Beverage
The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas
Phone: (808) 667-3200
Fax: (808) 667-3225
Email: alex.soto@westin.com

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