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The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui Hotel Review: Built under the guidance of architect Jose Luis Ezquerra in 1991, this 22-acre oceanfront resort has come a long way in its short history. Although well known for its intimate setting, family-friendly atmosphere and abundance of activities, it has not chosen to rest on its laurels. Since its acquisition by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts it has added the year-round Keiki Lani children's program and the Spa Kea Lani, and in 2011, it experienced a multimillion dollar improvement to many of its facilities. Accommodations are either one-bedroom suites (measuring in at 840 square feet) or private villas; there are no standard guest rooms here. All of the rooms are equipped with extras like high-speed Internet access and HDTVs with DVD players, but the best by far are the rock star-worthy, albeit pricey, two-level beachfront villas, which come complete with multiple bedrooms, plunge pools and full gourmet kitchens furnished with stainless steel appliances and stone counters. Additional perks of the villas include complimentary breakfast, free valet parking and a rental car included with the booking. Among the excellent dining venues are Nick's Fishmarket-Maui and Kō, where chef Tylun Pang offers a menu of elegant island fare. The grounds are waterpark-like, with multiple pools and a water slide. Also notable is the private crescent of beach, excellent for snorkeling and turtle watching.