Wailea News and Blog Updates

“Kitchen Assassin” Alvin Savella Joins Grand Wailea

Humuhumu’s new chef, a Maui native, has an inventive style and approach to cuisine.

The Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, has announced that Alvin Savella is now leading the culinary team at Humuhumunukunukuapuaa Restaurant. He has updated the Hawaiian-Polynesian menu to feature Hawaii’s freshest produce and proteins. Several of the dishes are inspired by his childhood favorites growing up on Maui.

Alvin earned his nickname, The Kitchen Assassin, on his Instagram account, which has oer 69,000 followers.

Read the full story on HawaiiMagazine.com.

New Wellness Offerings in Wailea

With wellness travel trending off the charts, Wailea is making a case for itself as Maui’s healthful getaway of choice. The oceanfront destination benefits from its inspiring environment and curative traditions, according to Christianna Claghorn, spa director for Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui.

Fairmont Kea Lani: New Moon Series to help guests feel more centered through meditation, yoga, and more.

Four Seasons Resort Maui: Stand-up paddling high-intensity training for core strength and agility.

Hotelbaths Wailea: Private sounds baths using Himalayan singing bowls for relaxation and well-being.

Spa Grande at Grand Wailea: Hawaii’s first Lightstim Lounge, to reduce wrinkles and maintain healthy skin.

Read the full article at TravelAgeWest.com.

Photo Credit: Christina Felty, © 2019.

Forbes: The Best Resorts in Maui

Forbes Magazine recently covered the island of Maui and several Wailea resorts were featured:
Andaz Maui
Fairmont Kea Lani
Four Seasons Maui
Grand Wailea

“Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands (after Hawaii Island, a.k.a. The Big Island), and it offers many diverse microclimates, from rain forest to desert, with mountains (literally) in between. No matter what style of vacation you have in mind—world-class luxury or casually family-friendly—these resorts are the very best on the island.”

Read the full article on forbes.com.

Congratulations, Winners of 2019 Scholarships!

The WCA recently awarded 2019 scholarships totaling $30,000 to five Maui County high school seniors. Every year, the homeowners of the Wailea Community Association (WCA) raise money for local Maui students to attend college. A reception was held in their honor at Tommy Bahamas Restaurant at The Shops at Wailea. Bud Pikrone, General Manager of WCA, presented the checks to the scholarship recipients.

We wish them all the best!

Wailea Community Association 2019 scholarships:

  • Kauilani Kaniaupio, Kamehameha Schools Maui attending Marist College, NY
  • Josh Ooka, Baldwin High School attending University of California, Los Angeles
  • Nikki Ooka, Baldwin High School attending University of Washington
  • Kiana Over, Kamehameha Schools Maui attending Northern Arizona University
  • Katrina Mae Tolentino, Maui High School attending University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Learn more on MauiNow.com.

Savor Restaurant Week Wailea at 21 Participating Resort Restaurants

Wailea, Maui, Hawaii – It’s time again to make your reservations for the return of Wailea Resort’s famous dinner promotion, “Restaurant Week Wailea.” This celebration of Wailea’s finest cuisine can be enjoyed at 21 participating resort restaurants throughout Wailea starting Sunday, May 19th through Saturday, May 25th.

Wailea Resort is well known for its award winning culinary talent, exceptional restaurants and celebrity chefs; and have once again created some remarkable three course, Chef inspired pre-fixe menus for just $29*, $39*, $49* or $59* per person (*depending on the restaurant – beverages, tax and gratuity not included). Many restaurants enhance this promotion by creating intriguing wine pairings to savor with your meal at special prices.

“Each year the Wailea community looks forward to partnering with the Maui Food Bank and Restaurant Week Wailea is one of the ways we have proudly supported the organization”, said Bud Pikrone, General Manager, Wailea Community Association. Each participating restaurant makes a contribution to the Maui Food Bank for every pre-fixe entrée sold during Restaurant Week Wailea, as part of the resort’s community giving.

These pre-fixe menus are not valid with any other discount, coupons or promotion being offered at participating restaurants. Diners may contact each restaurant direct for reservations, as advance reservations are strongly recommended or visit www.opentable.com for select restaurants* which offer online dinner reservations.

No tickets, passes or coupons needed ~ simply make your reservations and enjoy!

For more information visit our Restaurant Week Wailea page and also enjoy video interviews with some of Wailea’s top chefs!

Paul Rudd to Receive Award at Maui Film Festival

The Maui Film Festival was launched in 2000 and continues to bring an innovative mainstream and indie films to Maui. A key element of the festival are the awards given to members of the acting community.

Well-known actor, Paul Rudd, (recently in the Avengers: Endgame) has been announced as the recipient of the Nova Award. Previous winners include include Jessica Chastain, Claire Danes, Zooey Deschanel, James Marsden, and Evan Rachel Wood.

“With empathy, compassion, grace, kindheartedness and, as we’ve all enjoyed so many times, a perfect sense of comedic timing, Rudd breathes life into characters in blockbusters and picture-perfect indie films that delight us,” festival director and founder Barry Rivers said in a statement. “In short, Paul Rudd is a true original. We couldn’t be more pleased to honor him with the 2019 Maui Film Festival Nova Award.”

Read more on Variety.com.

Photo Credit: Eva Rinaldi [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]

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