Published on : Thursday, September 15, 2016
Marriott International, Inc. in partnership with R.D. Olson Development has opened Hawaii’s first Residence Inn by Marriott Maui Wailea. On September 15th the newly constructed hotel will welcome local officials; community dignitaries; business leaders; lifestyle and trend influencers to a grand opening celebration.
The all-day event will begin in the morning with Hawaiian traditions including the blowing of the conch shell; a blessing conducted by a Hawaiian kahu and Maile lei ribbon untying ceremony. The celebration continues into the evening with a welcome reception complete with Hawaiian dancers and live musical performances.
“We are thrilled to unveil Residence Inn Maui Wailea, not only because it marks the brand’s debut in Hawaii, but because it signifies Residence Inn’s expansion into more leisure destinations,” said Diane Mayer, Residence Inn vice president and global brand manager. Continuing, Mayer adds, “Residence Inn is the ideal hotel brand for Maui and its consumers who travel from distant places as well as from neighboring islands. As the leader in the extended stay category, the brand combines the best of conventional hotels with signature features that meet the needs of every type of travel circumstance – families; friend getaways; special occasions and romantic rendezvous. Residence Inn offers guests the flexibility to enjoy their stay their way.”
“Maui is a prime location for family vacations with its natural beauty, unique cultural environment, and outstanding amenities,” said Robert Olson, CEO RD Olson Development. “We are honored to develop in this world class destination, and know that the Residence Inn Wailea will be a valuable addition to Wailea Maui as the first and only extended stay hotel in this luxury market.” Olson continues “We focus on integrating details that complement the local area of our hotels into the design and we hope that guests will enjoy the many nods to the Hawaiian culture that we have incorporated into the Residence Inn Wailea.”
Set against a contemporary Hawaiian motif, the all-suite hotel consists of studio, one and two bedroom offerings. Each suite boasts spacious living zones and fully equipped kitchens. The upscale furnishings; deluxe bedding; flat screen TVs; functional work surfaces, and generous lanais (balconies) that open to a views of the ocean or mountainside — all provide the comfort and flexibility for guests to feel at home in paradise.
The Great Room leads to the outdoor living area where guests will enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tub and the patio bar with fire pits. For fun in the sun, guests have the option of putting on the golf green or shooting hoops at the Sport Court® — all with Maui’s natural landscape as the perfect backdrop.
Residence Inn’s signature services and amenities including: complimentary hot breakfast, free grocery delivery service; fitness center; Wi-Fi; business center, and laundry facilities are available to all guests. The property also features a 24/7 Market, which provides easy access to grab-and-go snacks and sundries. Additionally, guests who wish to explore the island are encouraged to log-in to the Under Armour mapmyfitness app for a curated running route of the surrounding area. The Residence Inn Wailea Maui also accepts pets.
The property contains 1,800 square feet of indoor function space, which breaks out into the Molokai and Molokini meeting rooms, and a lush green lawn for outdoor special events. The 410 square-foot Boardroom is complete with state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment and designed to accommodate business meetings.
In addition to the resort-like features, Residence Inn Maui Wailea offers guests convenient access to The Shops at Wailea, three championship golf courses at Wailea Golf Club, Wailea Tennis Club and three beaches: Makena, Wailea and Ulua. The resort is in close proximity to several of the area’s top visitor attractions such as Maui Ocean Center, and Pacific Whale Foundation, accessible via the courtesy shuttle.