Wailea News and Blog Updates

BMI Maui Songwriters Festival: Nov 29-Dec 2, 2017

The BMI Maui Songwriters Festival is joining us on Maui for the third year in a row. The event features live performances and events across Maui. Both the artists and the organizers “sing the praises” of having an event of this kind on Maui. In keeping with the spirit of Aloha, a portion of the proceeds are donated to Dorvin and Betty Leis Charities, Inc., the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and the BMI Foundation.

“Last year’s event was one of the most unique performances I’ve ever had in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been.” – headline musician, Eric Church

From the Maui Songwriters Festival Press Release:

The third annual BMI Maui Songwriters Festival, happening November 29th- December 2nd, combines the lush landscapes and local flavor of Maui with the international acclaim of country music’s best. This one-of-a-kind festival puts a spotlight on the art of songwriting with intimate sets from an all-star line-up. Country superstar Eric Church will be returning for the second year in a row to headline the festival along with GRAMMY winning Country music singer songwriter Maren Morris and ACM’s New Male Vocalist of the Year, Jon Pardi.

The third annual BMI Maui Songwriters Festival is sponsored by Goodfellow Family Foundation, XPeri, SunTrust Bank and Texas Roadhouse. Delta Air Lines is the official airline of the festival, with additional support provided by the Marriott Wailea Beach Resort which is offering special rates to attendees.

More Details for the Maui Songwriters Festival:

Read more about the BMI Maui Music Festival on MauiNow.com.

Purchase tickets, starting October 6th.

Traveling to Maui? Book special rates at the Wailea Beach Resort.


UPDATE Oct 25, 2017:

We have a special public event to announce, as part of the Songwriters Festival. Mark your calendars! Free Happy Hour at Tommy Bahama’s from 3-5 pm on Wednesday, November 29.

Happy Hour at the Maui Songwriters Festival! graphic

Waiting for Wailea? Tinder couple has first date on Maui.

You often hear that people who are glued to their electronic devices have developed increasingly short attention spans. This story will upend a lot of those stereotypes!

Tinder couple whose 3 years of messages went viral enjoy first date in Hawaii

This is the headline from the ABC News – Good Morning America website which covered this amazing new twist on the time-honored theme of “young love.”

These two college students texted each other via the Tinder phone app. Unbelievably, they never actually met until Tinder arranged for a visit to the set of GMA, followed by a trip to Hawaii.

Imagine having your first date at the luxurious Grand Wailea resort on Maui!

Watch the GMA clip here:

USA Today Readers’ Choice: Andaz Maui Spa is #1

Wailea, Maui has some of the world’s finest hotels – each of which proudly offers unique and luxurious spa experiences. This year, the Andaz Maui’s ‘Āwili Spa and Salon was voted the number one hotel spa in the “10Best Readers’ Choice Awards” at USA TODAY.

10Best Award for Best Hotel SpaYou can read an in-depth local write up on MauiNow.com. Here’s a quote from the article:

I am incredibly proud of our spa to receive the No. 1 hotel spa award among so many well-respected resorts and hotel brands in the nation. It comes as no surprise because I can say with confidence that this award reflects our team’s continued dedication to deliver the best in wellness and service – from using local ingredients to offering an unforgettable experience where each guest leaves with a profound sense of relaxation and the spirit of aloha. ~ Michael Jokovich, general manager of Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

You can also review the rewards here at USATODAY.com.
“A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.”

Visit the ‘Āwili Spa and Salon
website.