The Birdcage Bar

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Interior Design
  • Company/Firm
    Philpotts Interiors
  • Lead Designer
    Marion Philpotts-Miller
  • Location
    Hotel Wailea
  • Project Date

As Hawaii’s only luxury, adult-only resort overlooking Maui’s southern coastline, Hotel Wailea is a truly unique property. Adding to its allure, Marion Philpotts-Miller of Philpotts Interiors and her team recently designed the hotel’s new bar and lounge, Bird Cage. Philpotts-Miller has been working with Jonathan McManus, Hotel Wailea founder, to transform the hotel since its inception with the most recent renovation being the large, previously underutilized lobby.

Inside the aptly named space, where birds have always fluttered in and out, large custom-designed, cage-like light fixtures set the tone, while a hand-crafted bar by Maui Custom Woodworks activates the space. Philpotts-Miller also took inspiration from the glamour and style of New York City bars and restaurants to create a timeless and alluring lounge. Jewel-toned textiles, bold prints and textures along with eclectic furnishings such as peacock chairs and bird feet tables, set an enchanting feel. Luxury meets tropical in the decadent space fitted with natural teak wood bar stools, opulent velvet and faux crocodile leather tufted sofas and black marble tables and more.

Our firm began in the 1960s by infusing good design with island culture and creating a true sense of place for our residential and commercial clients. Our founding designer, Mary Philpotts McGrath, drew upon her island home’s rich heritage, landscape and spirit. In doing so, she laid down the foundation of our firm. As the state of Hawaii grew, so did the Philpotts team and its reputation.

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