Wailea News and Blog Updates

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

Grand Wailea Hosts Record-Setting Event for the Incentive Research Foundation

Here at Wailea Resort Association, we love being a world-class host to professional meetings and events! Many of the same things that make Maui a beautiful and diverse tourist destination also contribute to productive and inspirational business and educational events. Getting away from the office is proven to increase many business metrics, from problem-solving to stress reduction. It also sets the stage for having a record-setting event — many find it easy to accept an invitation to Maui!

In June, the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) hosted its 24th Annual Education Invitational, at Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, in Maui, Hawaii. Here’s the summary from the Grand Wailea press release:

Incentive Research Foundation logo

The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) hosted its 24th Annual Education Invitational, June 14-18, 2017, at Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, in Maui, Hawaii. This year’s “Go the Distance” theme was evident in not only the record number of attendees who journeyed to a tropical paradise and took part in IRF’s record number of adventurous Hawaiian activities, but also in Hawaii’s support of underwriting amazing evening events and IRF’s robust education program.

You can read the full press release from Grand Wailea here.

Fitness to Farm to Table in Wailea

Here on Maui, we’re used to hearing about the farm to table movement: fresh food grown here and served here. Kristen Braswell of CrushGlobal Travel adds fitness to the mix in her new article in Huffington Post. She’s written an extensive post on the many leisure and dining activities and Wailea is prominently featured! There are many mouth-watering photos that accompany the article.

Begin on Maui’s desired Wailea Coast, where everyone from Oprah to honeymooners revel on this sun-kissed south shore. Get in a beachfront workout with Kiakahi Fitness, which implements functional training inspired by traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian methodologies. It is a memorable workout of breathing and cardio, made even more lasting by the views of the Pacific Ocean just seconds away. For joggers, the Wailea coast’s paved path circles around five stunning beaches and offers views of four islands: West Maui, Lanai, Kahoolawe and Molokini. Between December and May, you may just get a glimpse of humpback whales breaching in the turquoise waters.

Read From Fitness To Farm To Table: Why Hawaii Should Be Your Next Romantic Getaway on Huffington Post.

Photo Credit: Fairmont Kea Lani

Grand Wailea heating up summer with barbecue event

“Fire It Up!” is giving a whole new meaning to the concept of BBQ! Savory and sweet eats from land and sea, local and international cuisine, celebrity chefs, plus drinks, music, keiki games, and an oceanfront location are coming together for this remarkable event in July. Here’s a summary from the press release:

Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Maui, Hawaii, will host the first Fire It Up! culinary event this July, providing guests and locals with a taste of tantalizing barbecue flavors from around the country. A live-fire food, wine, beer and bourbon event, Fire It Up! is deliciously curated to showcase Hawaii’s bountiful meats, seafood and produce cooked exclusively with fire. The event features culinary stars from around the country in an evening of beachside indulgence, coupled with live entertainment, exciting activities and more.

Read more details on Fire It Up! here.

Update: Tickets are now available. Purchase your Fire It Up BBQ tix here.

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