Wailea News and Blog Updates
Travel writers roam the globe looking for new and exciting experiences that hope to become memorable ones. Invariably, the dining adventures serve as the hub as, well, we each want to enjoy a solid three meals a day! Wailea gourmet dining earned a spot on this list of Favorite Meals of 2019:
Seated alongside such world-class restaurants as Berg Brauerei in Ehingen, Germany and Le Palais in the Palais de Chine Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan is our very own Lineage by Sheldon Simeon. Though one of our newest Wailea dining locations, it has earned repeated recognition in 2019!
As we approach the end of the year, where have you had some of your favourite meals of 2019? Hopefully some of them were part of our Restaurant Week Wailea events. If you use Instagram, be sure to tag us with #RWWailea so we can share the tasteful treats with you! And be sure to follow us @wailearesort, too.
Humuhumu’s new chef, a Maui native, has an inventive style and approach to cuisine.
The Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, has announced that Alvin Savella is now leading the culinary team at Humuhumunukunukuapuaa Restaurant. He has updated the Hawaiian-Polynesian menu to feature Hawaii’s freshest produce and proteins. Several of the dishes are inspired by his childhood favorites growing up on Maui.
Alvin earned his nickname, The Kitchen Assassin, on his Instagram account, which has oer 69,000 followers.
Read the full story on HawaiiMagazine.com.
With wellness travel trending off the charts, Wailea is making a case for itself as Maui’s healthful getaway of choice. The oceanfront destination benefits from its inspiring environment and curative traditions, according to Christianna Claghorn, spa director for Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui.
Fairmont Kea Lani: New Moon Series to help guests feel more centered through meditation, yoga, and more.
Four Seasons Resort Maui: Stand-up paddling high-intensity training for core strength and agility.
Hotelbaths Wailea: Private sounds baths using Himalayan singing bowls for relaxation and well-being.
Spa Grande at Grand Wailea: Hawaii’s first Lightstim Lounge, to reduce wrinkles and maintain healthy skin.
Read the full article at TravelAgeWest.com.
Photo Credit: Christina Felty, © 2019.
Forbes Magazine recently covered the island of Maui and several Wailea resorts were featured:
Fairmont Kea Lani
Four Seasons Maui
“Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands (after Hawaii Island, a.k.a. The Big Island), and it offers many diverse microclimates, from rain forest to desert, with mountains (literally) in between. No matter what style of vacation you have in mind—world-class luxury or casually family-friendly—these resorts are the very best on the island.”
The WCA recently awarded 2019 scholarships totaling $30,000 to five Maui County high school seniors. Every year, the homeowners of the Wailea Community Association (WCA) raise money for local Maui students to attend college. A reception was held in their honor at Tommy Bahamas Restaurant at The Shops at Wailea. Bud Pikrone, General Manager of WCA, presented the checks to the scholarship recipients.
We wish them all the best!
Wailea Community Association 2019 scholarships:
- Kauilani Kaniaupio, Kamehameha Schools Maui attending Marist College, NY
- Josh Ooka, Baldwin High School attending University of California, Los Angeles
- Nikki Ooka, Baldwin High School attending University of Washington
- Kiana Over, Kamehameha Schools Maui attending Northern Arizona University
- Katrina Mae Tolentino, Maui High School attending University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Wailea, Maui, Hawaii – It’s time again to make your reservations for the return of Wailea Resort’s famous dinner promotion, “Restaurant Week Wailea.” This celebration of Wailea’s finest cuisine can be enjoyed at 21 participating resort restaurants throughout Wailea starting Sunday, May 19th through Saturday, May 25th.
Wailea Resort is well known for its award winning culinary talent, exceptional restaurants and celebrity chefs; and have once again created some remarkable three course, Chef inspired pre-fixe menus for just $29*, $39*, $49* or $59* per person (*depending on the restaurant – beverages, tax and gratuity not included). Many restaurants enhance this promotion by creating intriguing wine pairings to savor with your meal at special prices.
“Each year the Wailea community looks forward to partnering with the Maui Food Bank and Restaurant Week Wailea is one of the ways we have proudly supported the organization”, said Bud Pikrone, General Manager, Wailea Community Association. Each participating restaurant makes a contribution to the Maui Food Bank for every pre-fixe entrée sold during Restaurant Week Wailea, as part of the resort’s community giving.
These pre-fixe menus are not valid with any other discount, coupons or promotion being offered at participating restaurants. Diners may contact each restaurant direct for reservations, as advance reservations are strongly recommended or visit www.opentable.com for select restaurants* which offer online dinner reservations.
No tickets, passes or coupons needed ~ simply make your reservations and enjoy!