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Ritz Carlton Maui - Highest ROI for a Vacation Condo in Hawaii

Posted by Start An Offer on Thursday, October 13th, 2022 at 8:15am.

Ritz Carlton Maui

The Ritz Carlton Residences in Kapalua, which opened in 2009, is made up of 84 premium residences scattered across 24 beautiful ocean front acres in the famed Kapalua Resort region. Residence owners benefit from exclusive privileges and exclusive access to opulent amenities within a dedicated wing of the Ritz Carlton Kapalua hotel, which also offers breathtaking ocean views. Each of these available 1- and 2-bedroom condo suites features roomy living areas, a kitchen, and a private veranda for the potential buyers. These are full ownership homes that give their owners the option to make money by renting out the space while they aren't using it themselves.
In my 11+ year career of selling short-term vacation rentals on Maui, I have not see a property create a higher return on investment than the Ritz-Carlton. In order to truly understand the numbers it requires a deep dive into the details of the program and how certain aspects of the HOA fees are actually being allocated to future renovations in the units (in other words these dollars are an investment into future remodel of the unit vs. a cost of doing business today. Addtionally, the Ritz name and reputation for world-class 5 Star service generates higher nighlty revenus than any other property in West Maui. The Montage runs a very close second, but the cost of ownership (both acquistion cost and monthly HOA dues) is significantly higher at the Montage than The Ritz thus eroding ROI. To see everything currently for sale at The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Maui please visit
Magnificent renovations were made at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua in 2007. The Residential Suites, which formerly occupied the North Wing, have been turned into 107 opulent, whole-ownership one- and two-bedroom condos. When the Residential Suites were put up for sale in 2008, 34 private buyers made purchases. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Kapalua is the name by which they have been known since that time.
Each condo has dark hardwood flooring, brand-new marble baths, Hawaiian-themed tropical décor, and flat-screen LCD televisions. The hotel was sold to Honolua Associates in 2014, a collaboration between two financial firms.
Blackstone Real Estate Group acquired Ares and Trinity in 2018. The new ownership group also bought 61 vacant Ritz-Carlton Residences along with the hotel. The Grand Wailea Hotel is another property owned by the company. Resales are currently recorded in MLS, and the most recent sales can be found here
Kapalua, which means "Arms Embracing the Sea," is located along the northwest coast past Lahaina and Kaanapali. The neighboring islands of Lanai and Molokai may be seen from any of the five "sacred" bays in this town. This charming little resort town boasts some of the most opulent residences and condominiums, as well as some of the greatest restaurants, golf courses, hiking trails, and snorkeling on the whole island.
If you are looking to buy or sell a home, land or condo on Maui or if you have any questions please feel free to Eric West at 808-298-2030 or email
Please enjoy this 360 Virtual Aerial Tour of the Ritz Carlton Grounds and Dt' Fleming Beach.


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