1 Hotel Hanalei Bay opens with ceremonial blessing

Jackson Healy / The Garden Island

Hotel leadership and distinguished guests including county Managing Director Michael Dahilig, third from right, surround Kahu Jade Waiʻaleʻale, at podium, as she combines water from Hanalei Bay and Mount Waiʻaleʻale during the blessing and opening ceremony for 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay in Princeville on Wednesday.

PRINCEVILLE — The long-awaited 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, ushering in a sustainability-first luxury experience on Kaua‘i after nearly three years of renovations and a complete rebrand.