Wailea News and Blog Updates

Visiting the Maui Film Festival: Communing with the Stars

2016 Maui Film Festival ScheduleRolling out the red carpet is an everyday occurrence for Maui’s Wailea Resorts.
by Bekah Wright for How Life Works

There’s a certain time of year, though, when those red carpets are more star-studded than usual. A week when international celebrities find themselves in a theatrical venue lit by the Maui moon. This standing celebration hosted each June is, of course, the Maui Film Festival. Hear about what the festival holds in store and one is instantly compelled to make reservations for next year’s event so they can commune, as I did, with the stars.

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Chef Mike Lofaro’s Humuhumunukunukuapua’a at Grand Wailea Maui

Humuhumunukunukuapuaa from Wailea Resort AssociationHumuhumunukunukuapua‘a at Grand Wailea Maui – Much More than Just a Great Menu
June 26, 2016 from Examiner.com

While Humuhumunukunukuapua‘a is a mouthful to say, the showcase restaurant at the Grand Wailea is one of the most popular on Maui and rightly so. Award-winning Chef Michael Lofaro has crafted an easy to navigate exceptional menu of the most extraordinary appetizers (called pupus in Hawaii) , entrees and desserts. Like this Examiner, most people who visit Maui regularly put a dinner at Humu (easier to say) on their dining list. In addition to the pleasing the palate the sensory seaside setting surrounded by a lagoon is just about as romantic as it gets.

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Dining at the Shops at Wailea – Shops Welcome The Pint and Cork Gastropub

Dining at the Shops at WaileaDining at the Shops at Wailea is one of the center’s biggest draws and the Shops happily welcome a new Maui Gastropub, The Pint & Cork which opened its doors on Monday June 13, 2016

The Pint & Cork marries high-quality and upscale comfort food featuring local ingredients with smaller-production pub brews, refined wine selections and creative cocktails.

Executive Chef, Maka Kwon shares the establishment’s mission, “Our team is extremely passionate about what we do. The menu is uncomplicated and executed beautifully with a Hawaiian twist, of course.”

Read More about the Pint and Cork at MauiNow.com. >>


Residence Inn Maui Opens July 2016

Marriott Residence Inn Maui to Open in July 2016July will mark the grand opening of Wailea’s Marriott Residence Inn Maui, offering visitors affordable accommodations in Wailea coupled with a local economic boost for the island.

Plans for the Residence Inn Maui was publicly announced in February 2014. The $1.45 million building permit was issued to R.D. Olson Development company in early 2015, creating 250+ jobs during the 18-month construction phase; daily hotel operations would then provide an additional 50+ full-time positions once opened.

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