Wailea News and Blog Updates

That time of year for a Wailea Staycation

Residents may dive into discounts through Dec. 23 at Four Seasons: From luxury accommodations to gourmet meals to activities, Wailea resort is place to enjoy.

As we approach the busiest time of year for Wailea, there are some special offers for locals to enjoy before “the season’ starts at Christmas time.

If you live here, you know it can be time-consuming and expensive to vacation outside of Hawai‘i — and — many of our mainland friends cannot imagine leaving this part of paradise in any case! The price of living on Maui can be a challenge so it’s especially enticing when local businesses offer kama‘aina rates!

“Our annual Kama’aina Season gives us the opportunity to open our doors to Hawaii’s residents to offer, not only the lowest rates of the year, but specials across the resort,” says Marc Bromley, general manager. “We are delighted to invite locals in to enjoy the amenities of the resort while they relax and recharge right before what is the busiest time of the year for many of our residents.”

Read the full details and dates about how to Holiday at Home on The Maui News.

Slight Decline in Hotel Revenue Per Room

Hawaii hotel revenue per room drops, first time since January ’16. Maui News reports that a tourism official says it is too early to tell if drop the result of stormy weather.

New monthly data indicates a small decrease in RevPAR in Maui County, the revenue per available room. It may be a temporary statistical blip resulting from the storm season or it may be something more significant. Room rates in Wailea were actually up, 9.3%, while room rates in West Maui (which hosts about three times the number of rooms) were down 4.5%. Hawaii Tourism Authority is still assessing possible causes for the rate changes.

Maui County’s revenue per available room — a measure of hotel profitability — dropped 1.4 percent to $217 in October compared with the same month a year ago, according to a monthly hotel performance report issued this week by the Hawai’i Tourism Authority.

You can read the full report on hotel revenue at The Maui News.

Dinner Bargains During Restaurant Week Wailea

Maui Food Bank logoMahalo to Maui News for the shout out on our upcoming Restaurant Week Wailea, Nov. 4 – 10, 2018. We have 20 Wailea eateries who are offering specially-priced dinners and donating a portion of the proceeds to the Maui Food Bank. This twice a year event is as longstanding as it is popular! Make your bookings on Open Table – it takes less than a minute – and links to each restaurant can be found right here on our website. read more…

Top Wailea Chefs’ Videos for Restaurant Week Wailea, Nov 4-10, 2018

Just in time for Restaurant Week Wailea – which is happening November 4-10, 2018 – our partners at MauiNow.com are releasing two new video interviews with top Wailea chefs!

First up is with Chef Sheldon Simeon, who just opened his newest eatery in The Shops at Wailea! Sheldon is well-known for his two appearances on Top Chef, both times winning the ‘Fan Favorite’ award. read more…

Lineage – the Newest Eatery by Chef Sheldon Simeon

If you’re a “foodie” you no doubt are very familiar with Maui’s Chef Sheldon Simeon – a two-time contestant and two-time winner of “Fan Favorite” on Top Chef. He’s just opened Lineage, a new restaurant in Wailea that’s earning rave reviews from locals and ‘Sheldon fans’ from all over.

Western Living, a Canadian publication, is one of the first to feature the new restaurant and had this to say: read more…

All-Star Lineup for the Maui Songwriters Festival

BMI Presents An All-Star Lineup at 2018 Maui Songwriters Festival on November 29 – December 1. Miranda Lambert to Headline the Festival featuring a special performance by the Pistol Annies.

Save the date for the fourth annual Maui Songwriters Festival: November 29 – December 1, 2018! The festival, presented by the music publisher BMI, is being hosted by Wailea’s own Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.

The event will also support several nonprofits, including the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, the Dorvin and Betty Leis Charities, Inc., and the BMI Foundation.

Tickets go on sale October 6th for all shows and can be purchased by visiting www.mauisongwritersfestival.com

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