The Kamehameha royal family made many sojourns to the north shore of Kaua'i. In 1860, with their cherished son Albert in tow, they renamed the beloved area "the barony de Princeville," the city of the prince.
Originally opened as a Starwood Luxury Brand destination in 1985, Princeville's most beautifully situated resort completed a one-year multi-million dollar renovation and reopened on September 26, 2009 as The St. Regis Princeville Resort.
The magnificent redesign was inspired by the Hawaiian concept of the Ahupua'a, a philosophy of living in balance with nature. The grand lobby incorporates this philosophy with a dramatic point of entry enhanced by a cascading chandelier comprised of over 4,000 pieces of Murano glass representing the waterfall of Na Molokama Mountain. A coffered ceiling of natural woven raffia, palm wood floors and soaring glass panels that open to the sea and the spectacular sunsets of the landmark Mt. Makana all pay homage to the natural beauty of Kaua'i.