If Hawaii is paradise, then this is an especially lovely corner of it, surrounded by five mountains, a wildlife refuge, hiking trails, ancient sea caves and lagoons.
“Kauai is a little bit more secluded — it’s a little quieter than some of the isles and the resort is on the very sleepy but lush North Shore,” Gifford said.
“Every (suite) has butler service, they’ve got an amazing infinity pool, gorgeous mountain views — it’s going to attract a very exclusive crowd.”
Exclusive indeed: Alicia Keys, George Clooney, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck all have been to the hotel. And with residences close by: Pierce Brosnan, Harrison Ford, Ben Stiller, Bette Midler, Julia Roberts to add to the illustrious list.