The Legend of Duke Kahanamoku Will Live On at Duke's Beach House

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T S Restaurants opens 4th Maui location.

In the tradition of T S Restaurants, guests at Duke's Beach House will love the restaurant as much for its period-inspired interiors and outdoor dining area, as for its service with aloha and delicious food

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Kā` Maui will welcome the legend of Duke Kahanamoku to its dining scene when Duke's Beach House opens at the new Honua Kai Resort and Spa in late December 2009. Owned and operated by Maui-based T S Restaurants - the parent company of eight Hawaii restaurants including Maui's own Kimo's, a landmark in Lahaina since 1977 - Duke's Beach House will provide guests an authentic Hawaiian dining experience and a glimpse into the life of the restaurant's namesake, Duke Kahanamoku.

"In the tradition of T S Restaurants, guests at Duke's Beach House will love the restaurant as much for its period-inspired interiors and outdoor dining area, as for its service with aloha and delicious food," said Bill Terry, T S Restaurants Vice President Hawaii Operations. "Duke Kahanamoku was all about sharing the aloha spirit and our new Maui restaurant will reflect his love for the Hawaiian culture."

Fresh, locally sourced ingredients will be featured throughout the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. "The cuisine is Hawaiian influenced with a focus on fresh, sustainable seafood and premium steaks," said Shaughn Helliar, General Manager of Duke's Beach House. "The team at Duke's Beach House is looking forward to providing the residents and visitors of Maui with the Duke's dining experience they know and love from our other locations, enhanced by a locally inspired menu."

Duke's Beach House will overlook the crystal waters of Kā`anapali North Beach. The scale and ambiance of this open air restaurant will be more residential in feel than other Duke's restaurants. The renowned design team, Philpotts and Associates, will be responsible for the décor which will feature an extensive collection of Duke Kahanamoku memorabilia, including period photographs, koa outrigger canoes, vintage surfboards and Hawaiiana. Duke's Beach House will be the 13th location for T S Restaurants and will join the ranks of the other Duke's Restaurants in Waikiki, Kauai, Huntington Beach and Malibu.

Honua Kai Resort and Spa, situated along nearly 40 beachfront acres on Kā`anapali North Beach, is the first whole ownership resort and spa development of its kind to open on Kā`anapali Beach in more than 25 years. "We are thrilled to welcome Duke's Beach House," said Ed Sowers, General Manager of Honua Kai Resort and Spa. "We have a commitment to creating an ambiance where visitors and homeowners can experience connection to family, friends, sand, sea and aloha and Duke's Beach House reflects that promise."

T S Restaurants
Founded in 1977 by Rob Thibaut and Sandy Saxten, T S Restaurants is one of the top dinner house chains in Hawaii. The company owns and operates 12 restaurants in Hawaii and California, including Duke's Waikiki and Hula Grill Waikiki on Oahu; Kimo's, Leilani's on the Beach, and Hula Grill Kā`anapali on Maui; Duke's Kauai and Keoki's Paradise on Kauai; and Jake's Del Mar, Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge, The La Quinta Cliffhouse, Duke's Malibu and Duke's Huntington Beach in California. For more information about T S Restaurants visit

Honua Kai Resort & Spa
Honua Kai Resort & Spa offers a uniquely contemporary Hawaiian experience. Situated on the oceanfront of pristine Kā`anapali North Beach, Honua Kai Resort & Spa is a master plan of resort accommodations positioned in two U-shaped buildings with ocean and mountain views, lush landscaping and expansive open spaces. The openness is mirrored in each of the 628 studio, one, two and three bedroom guest suites with fully-equipped kitchens, spacious and homelike floor plans, and luxury resort services. An imaginative aqua network of pools, hot tubs, natural pond bridges, waterslide, waterfalls and fountains allows for privacy and play. For more information about Honua Kai Resort & Spa please visit


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