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Fairmont Kea Lani’s lobby lounge LUANA redefines the bar experience with its avant-garde LUANA Experience Series. The LUANA Experience Series stages special events to highlight the bar’s distinct approach to small batch beers and wines along with the boundless creativity of the LUANA mixologists and the modern cocktail.
The LUANA Experience Series is designed to showcase the flavors and cuisine of Maui through themed celebrations including Firkin Friday, Project Cocktail, Oh….Wine Not? and Friday Night Films. These popular events allow locals and visitors to discover new flavors. Firkin Friday is presented in partnership with Maui Brewing Company to highlight an exclusive cask ale (aka firkin) and cask ale-chemy, or beer cocktails, on the first Friday of the month. Project Cocktail shines a light on the bar’s impressive technical approach to the modern cocktail. Oh….Wine Not? features tastings of wines from around the globe and Friday Night Films celebrates cocktails inspired by the silver screen.
“Step up to the bar and the energy and enthusiasm of the mixologists at LUANA will inspire you to taste something new or reintroduce you to an old favorite with a new twist” explains Lisa Nordstrom, LUANA Manager. “The LUANA Experience Series pushes our creativity to a whole new level in a way that is unprecedented on Maui,” continues Nordstrom.
In Hawai‘i, the end of each day is celebrated with a ‘pau hana’, a social time reserved for enjoying friends and libations. Idyllically located with sensational sunset vistas at the Fairmont Kea Lani, LUANA, meaning ‘to relax and be at leisure’ in Hawaiian, offers a dynamic and energized atmosphere. LUANA’s mixologists masterfully combine the culture of cocktails, spirits, wines, brews and pupus (light fare) in one of the most gorgeous settings in Wailea.
LUANA is open daily between 4:00pm and 11:00pm, with live music Friday and Saturday between 7:00pm to 10:00pm. The LUANA Experience Series is offered on Fridays with a changing theme each month. For complete schedule, visit Fairmont.com/KeaLani.