Wailea News and Blog Updates
The Shops at Wailea, the central gathering place in Wailea, Maui, have announced their 2017 holiday events calendar. The weekly events continue. Plus, you can enjoy many holiday-themed special events, including:
- Santa’s Parade
- Festival of Harps
- Paws and Claus
- Maui Brass Ensemble
- Maui Community Band
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.”
We’ve partnered with MauiNow.com to bring you video coverage of our signature event: Restaurant Week Wailea. Taking place every May and November, participating restaurants in Wailea bring you special prix fixe menus and pricing, while raising funds for the Maui Food Bank.
Enjoy these videos (by MauiNow.com) from our May, 2017 event!
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:
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.