WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - The Westin Maui Resort & Spa plans to triple the size of its ballroom, enlarge its spa and build a 3- to 4-story parking garage.
The Maui News reported Tuesday the Kaanapali resort is seeking permits for the $55 million project.
General Manager Gregg Lundberg expects it will take a year for the hotel to get a special management area permit and between six months and a year to get a building permit.
Lundberg says the larger ballroom will help the hotel attract large groups and businesses looking for event space.
The changes expand on $70 million in renovations recently completed at the resort's Ocean Tower.
The hotel initially opened as the Maui Surf Hotel in 1971. It's currently managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.