Friday, July 14, 2017

Hotel Wailea: a precious gem on magical Maui (Video)

The Relais & Chateau property is paradise found

Patti Pietchmann

Going through press releases about the recent Travel+Leisure Readers SurveyAwards I came across what looks like a little Maui gem. I just don't understand how we missed it during on last few trips to the island. It's for sure on the list for our next trip, especially since it is running a super special (read on).

Looking down on Maui from a Delta flight

 Hotel Wailea is  Hawaii's first and only Relais & Châteaux property.  Designed exclusively for couples, the independently owned and operated all-suite hotel appears to  offer an unprecedented level of intimacy, privacy and exclusivity in Hawaii. Which explains the T+L award.  "We are thrilled to be recognized as the best hotel on Maui by the discerning readers of Travel + Leisure," said Markus Schale, general manager at Hotel Wailea. "Hotel Wailea offers guests a truly unique and authentic island experience that embodies the spirit of Maui while delivering world class luxury."

There are just 72 one-bedroom suites set across 15 expansive acres, The mood is relaxed yet luxe.  There is a pool with private residential-style cabanas and an orchard-to-glass apothecary bar. The hotel's culinary program centers on seasonal dining with Hawaiian influence and Maui-grown ingredients, including those sourced from the hotel's on-property organic farm. Hotel Wailea's signature restaurant, The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, offers a European-inspired elegance infused with creative island-to-table cuisine, while The Treehouse allows patrons to dine within the canopy of mango and avocado trees in a dramatic outdoor setting, complete with stunning ocean views, a seven-course private chef dinner and sunset champagne toast.

The package I referred to includes partnership with Hanaresort, Travaasa, that includes:
~ Four nights in a Luxury Ocean View Suite at Hotel Wailea
~ Three nights in an Ocean Bungalow at Travaasa Hana, Maui
~ $50 per resort spa credit
~ $50 per resort activity credit
~ $50 per resort food & beverage credit
~ Roundtrip connecting flights from Kahului (OGG) to Hana (HNM) airports and shuttle service to/from Travaasa Hana, Maui.  
 The offer is available through July 23, 2017 for travel through December 20, 2017. To book, visit
For reservations or more information on Hotel Wailea please call (866) 970-4167 or visit  
About Hotel Wailea
The first and only Relais & Châteaux property in the state of Hawaii, Hotel Wailea offers travelers a European-inspired elegance infused with relaxed island luxury. The independently owned and operated, all-suite hotel finished a $15 million renovation in January 2015, reimagined as an intimate adults-only escape with 72 oversized suites, new resort pool with residential-style cabanas and an apothecary style pool bar. The ideal island escape for couples and recognized as the #2 Best Hotel inHawaii in the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards; Hotel Wailea boasts an unprecedented level of intimacy, privacy and exclusivity in Hawaii. Personalized guest programming is tailored to couples and centered on authentic island experiences that embody the spirit of Maui and laid-back luxury. Hotel Wailea's continually evolving culinary program boasts a unique take on seasonal dining with Hawaiian staples and Maui-grown ingredients, including from the hotel's own organic garden. For more information, visit

Maui Wowie Look at what you get at Hotel Wailea

Complimentary valet or self parking services
Mercedes limousine service within the Wailea area
Free WiFi internet/wireless printer access in the lobby area and individual WiFi in-suite
Guaranteed seating at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea
Room service by The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea
Concierge dedicated to making preferred dining reservations, arranging ocean activities and solving any island logistical needs
Beach Valet services at nearby Wailea Beach: featuring beachfront lounge chairs, umbrellas, bottled water and beach towels
Access to the pool, hot tub and private cabanas (exclusively for guests 16 years and older)
24 hour access to the Fitness Studio, featuring top-of-the-line equipment from Technogym
Fleet of eco-friendly electric bicycles available for half or full day rental
Complimentary Yoga, Aerial Silks, or Group Fitness classes
Complimentary Hawaiian Outrigger Canoeing experience every Wednesday morning at Wailea Beach
Complimentary Tropical Mixology class every Saturday morning at The Cabanas
Complimentary Cocktail Reception in the restaurant Lounge every Friday afternoon
Dry cleaning & laundry service
Daily newspaper & complimentary popular magazines with Foli 
(available iniTunes and Google Play)
In-suite Nespresso, replenished daily
In-suite sparkling and still water, replenished daily
Unlimited local and toll-free calls