Monday, August 26th, 2013 - The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
Award-Winning Resort Doubles Size of Onsite Organic Garden to Build on Existing Sustainability Efforts and Enhance Wellness-Related Offerings This Fall

KAPALUA, HI -- (Marketwired) -- The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua recently expanded its onsite organic garden in preparation for new wellness activities this fall. This multi-faceted project began with the garden expansion and will culminate with a three-tiered fruit orchard that incorporates areas for guests to explore the serenity of the garden and take in some amazing ocean views. "Expanding the garden not only allows us to have the freshest ingredients at the fingertips of our chefs," said Tom Donovan, vice president and general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. "It also enhances our wellness programs for our guests through Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment and throughout the resort."

The garden serves many purposes that benefit guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and the local community. In addition to supplying ingredients for the menus for each of the six dining experiences on property, including our oceanfront restaurants, the garden is also home to the resort's compost area which is derived from hotel kitchen waste. To guests, schools and the public, the garden is a learning center that promotes various methods of sustainable horticulture.

As a complement to the organic garden expansion, the resort is unveiling new wellness-related offerings aimed at promoting the health and wellness of its guests. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua has partnered with top fitness and dietitian experts to create "wellness week" known as "E Malama Kou Kino... Care for Your Body." This unprecedented resort event will begin October 31 through November 3, 2013 and will feature a variety of health and wellness classes complimentary to resort guests. Further details about the event will be released in early September.

This fall, guests looking to balance mind, body and spirit can enjoy wellness enhancements and complimentary delights when staying on Island Paradise or Island Paradise Luxury vacation packages September 3 - November 15, 2013:

    Create your very own, one-of-a-kind Organic Hawaiian Bath Salt keepsake featuring herbs from the organic garden at Waihua Spa.
    'Ai Pono, or eat well - learn how to cultivate herbs and spices from the organic garden and gain culinary secrets from one of a resort chef.
    Join the resort's Cultural Advisor for Na Mea Makamae... Walk n' Talk, a tour that speaks to wellness, medicinal herbs, artifacts, art and a detailed history of the Honokahua Burial Site.
    Bask in the Maui sunshine while enjoying complimentary access to the Kapalua Golf Academy's 18-hole putting course.
    Relax poolside and enjoy a complimentary "skinny cocktail" from the Pool Bar & Café.
    Re-energize with select complimentary fitness classes including Laughing Yoga, Kapalua Fitness Walk, Power Core and more.

Wellness Enhancements
Available from September 3 - November 15, 2013

    "Skinny" menus with low-calorie food and beverage options and ingredients sourced from the resort's organic garden.
    Farm-to-Table spa treatments featuring herbs from the resort's garden including:
        Farm Fresh Lavender Manicure and Pedicure - enjoy a pampering blend of organic honey and lavender exfoliation complemented by an indulgent massage with luxurious all natural moisturizer. 80 minutes, $125
        Farm Fresh Aromatherapy Massage - Lomilomi Massage techniques are customized to improve circulation, relieve muscular tension, smooth away stress and encourage the body's natural healing ability. 50 minutes, $165
        Farm Fresh Herbal Facial - biodynamic organic facial complemented by an exfoliating peel with detoxifying herbal extracts and hydrating, calming and toning masque. 50 minutes, $150
    Coastal Walk and Tidepool Exploration "Keala ola" -- The Path of Life -- adventure the Kapalua Coastal Trail with trained naturalists visiting a few of Maui's treasures. $49 per guest / $29 per child under 15, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
    Pilates Reformer - provides finely tuned exercise resistance that allows one to work very precisely to develop good alignment, core strength, and flexibility. 50 min, $45 per guest
    Mana (Strength) Maker - the perfect way to experience "mauka" (mountains) and "makai" (ocean), Hawaiian-style. Begin with a guided, interpretive snorkel with expert naturalists from Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment followed by a nature hike. $279 per guest

The Island Adventure Package pricing starts seasonally at $529 per night offering a $300 hotel credit. The Island Adventure Luxury Package starts seasonally at $639 per night and daily breakfast for two and a $500 hotel credit. Both packages require a minimum five-night stay.

For more information or reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, please call (800) 262-8440, the hotel directly at (808) 669-6200 or visit The Ritz-Carlton Web site at www.ritzcarlton.com/kapalua

About The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
The AAA Five-Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua showcases a stunning, destination resort offering 463 guestrooms, including 107 residential suites, boasting warm-hued wood floors, rich travertine bathrooms, flat-screen LCD televisions and Hawaiian-inspired artwork. The Waihua Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua beckons with treatment rooms framed by private garden showers, volcanic stone grottos, steam, sauna and whirlpool therapies, outdoor couple's hale (cabanas) and a fitness center and movement studio with spectacular ocean views. Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment program offers all interest levels an array of outdoor activities from land to sea, led by trained naturalists. The breathtaking island resort also features six dining experiences, enhanced indoor/outdoor meeting space, an inviting children's pool and luxury cabanas. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is nestled on 54 acres and enveloped by the 23,000 acre Kapalua Resort, renowned for two championship golf courses, award-winning restaurants and an historic pineapple plantation.

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC


The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 80 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR)
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