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Reinventing its al fresco, beach front lunch restaurant, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua unveils The Burger Shack with new entirely menu and concept perfect for the summer travel season.

KAPALUA, MAUI, HI – May 23, 2016 – Maui’s luxury destination resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is pleased to introduce its newest restaurant concept just in time for the busy summer travel season. Previously known as The Beach House, the reimagined Burger Shack debuts with a brand new menu featuring signature burgers, whimsical shakes, craft beer and tropical cocktails all complemented by a backdrop of stunning ocean views.   This casual, oceanfront hideaway is the perfect lunch option for beach-goers and is open daily.  Lunch is served from 11:30am to 3pm and cocktails are served 11:30am to 4pm.

Signature burgers include the Ali’i (King of all Burgers) made with local Maui grass-fed beef, hamakua mushrooms, Swiss cheese and a smoky chipotle aioli.  Another favorite is the Moloka’i Runner with seared local Mahi Mahi, citrus caper tartar sauce, Kula greens and pickled onions.  Vegetarians will enjoy the signature Bikini Burger with black bean and beet root patty, smoked tofu and a jicama sweet chili slaw.  All burgers are served with sweet potato fries, house-made ketchup and Chef April’s famous hot sauce made with ingredients from the hotel’s onsite organic, garden.

The imaginative larger-than-life shakes are the perfect accompaniment to the selection of signature sandwiches.  Refreshing favorites include the Hula Girl with pineapple, coconut and chocolate along with the Kula Crunch crafted with fresh strawberries and macadamia nut cookies. New to the menu is also an adult root beer made with Zaya 12-year Reserve Rum, bound in root beer and served on the rocks with vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

These delicious bites can be enjoyed at the restaurant under a natural canopy of more than 40 fully-grown coconut palms or can be packaged in a beach-friendly to-go kit. For the latest information about The Burger Shack, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/kapalua.

For more information about or reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, please call (800) 262-8440, the hotel directly at (808) 669-6200, or visit The Ritz-Carlton Web site at www.ritzcarlton.com.

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About The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
The AAA Five-Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua showcases a stunning, destination resort offering 463 guestrooms, including 107 residential suites, boasting warm-hued wood floors, rich travertine bathrooms, flat-screen LCD televisions and Hawaiian-inspired artwork.  The Ritz-Carlton Spa®, Kapalua beckons with treatment rooms framed by private garden showers, volcanic stone grottos, steam, sauna and whirlpool therapies, outdoor couple's hale (cabanas) and a fitness center and movement studio with spectacular ocean views.  Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment program offers all interest levels an array of outdoor activities from land to sea, led by trained naturalists.  The breathtaking island resort also features six dining experiences, enhanced indoor/outdoor meeting space, an inviting children's pool and luxury cabanas.  The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is nestled on 54 acres and enveloped by the 22,000 acre Kapalua Resort, renowned for two championship golf courses, award-winning restaurants and the site of an historic pineapple plantation.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates more than 90 hotels and resorts in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 40 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more information, or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ).