Thanks to my dear friends at the Maui Visitor's Bureau, MVB, here is a beautifully written, compelling run down on the latest lodging news in the county. Fun fact; Maui County includes the islands of Lana'i and Moloka'i. I have added links to my Priceline affiliate site, so if you like the price and are 100% sure on the dates – book ‘em, but I would much rather to make the reservations for you myself so you can have the flexibility to change room categories or dates, email me mimi@HawaiiIslander.com or call 808-436-4808. Why book with me?
MVB Lodging updates:
Four Seasons Resort Lanai Now Open Luxuriously re-imagined following a multi-million-dollar transformation, Four Seasons Resort Lanai, opened Feb. 1, 2016, features newly designed guestrooms, refurbished lobbies, new dining options including NOBU LANAI, luxury retail, renovated spa and new swimming pools including an adults-only Retreat. Diverse landscapes provide limitless activities on land and water, including golf on a Signature Jack Nicklaus course, horseback ride excursions and Polaris UTV adventures, all now managed by Four Seasons. An innovative new vision of a Hawaii resort, set on your own 90,000-acre island to explore.
Travaasa Hana, Maui Completes $12M Room Restoration The legendary 70-room resort at the end of the famed Road to Hana has completed its extensive $12 million guest room restoration project. The generously sized Ocean Bungalows (formerly known as Sea Ranch Cottages) and Garden Jr. Suites at Travaasa Hana, Maui have received new eco-friendly décor reflecting a sophisticated tropical palette. Complimentary wifi is now available throughout the resort, however, rooms continue to remain free of radios, clocks and televisions to highlight the sounds of nature. Travaasa Hana offers a choice of all-inclusive or a la carte pricing, and is now open to guests of all ages, year-round.
Wailea Elua Village Completes $8.2 Million Renovation Destination Residences Hawaii announces the completion of an $8.2 million renovation at Wailea Elua Village, one of the condo resorts in its private home vacation management collection. The refreshed beachfront vacation rentals now feature a modern look including new metal railings and glass balconies in the lanai for a more seamless outdoor and indoor living experience, concrete walkways throughout the public spaces, new color palette and landscaping. DRH offers the largest selection of vacation home rentals at Wailea Elua Village.
Fairmont Kea Lani Reimagines Lobby Bar, LUANA In Hawaii, the end of each day is celebrated with a pau hana. It's the time reserved for relaxation, socializing, and typically is accompanied by a great setting with a cocktail in hand. LUANA offers a taste of Hawaii's modern culture through cocktails, islandinspired tapas, music, fashion and an unrivaled setting. Celebrating the traditions and culture of Hawaii, LUANA unveils a new uniform collection by local designer Sig Zane. Inspired by the aalii trees at the gateway to the hotel's gardens, Sig's Aalii Ku Makani design reflects the significance of Hawaiian plants in the heritage of the islands.
Garden Pool at Aston Kaanapali Shores Gets $1M Renovation Oceanfront on Kaanapali Beach in Hawaii, the Aston Kaanapali Shores' magnificent resort pool recently underwent a million dollar renovation. The new Garden Pool features a hot tub, multi-color LED lighting at night, waterfalls, tropical indigenous garden, new oceanfront pool bar and other aquatic features. To celebrate the property's new pool, Aston Kaanapali Shoes is offering an exclusive discount of up to 25 percent off new reservations for travel by Dec. 18, 2016.
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Time Capsule to Be Buried at Four Seasons Resort Maui To celebrate and commemorate Four Seasons Resort Maui's 25th anniversary, the resort is asking Four Seasons current and former guests, employees and managers to contribute written memories, photographs and other memorabilia to place in a time capsule that will be buried in a ceremony on Feb. 29, 2016. A garden setting adjacent to the iconic Fountain Pool has been selected and a plaque will mark the site. The Time Capsule is expected to be opened at the resort's 50th anniversary in 2041.
Grand Wailea Mermaid "Madeline" Returns in 2016 Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, will bring back the popular mermaid "Madeline" for swimming fun and photo opportunities. Madeline will make appearances in the Canyon Activity Pool where she meets adoring fans to swim and talk about her life at sea during busy family months including spring break in March, summer season, and Christmas to New Years. Many children enjoy the time with the mermaid and show up to greet her in their own mermaid tails to swim along.
Maui Ocean Center Opens Hawaiian Marine Life Hale at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa and Maui Ocean Center have partnered to create a Hawaiian Marine Life Hale at the resort where guests can learn about the array of marine life found on Maui. The new hale is Maui Ocean Center's first off-site location, and a marine naturalist from Maui Ocean Center will be present daily from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to share ocean stories with visitors to the resort. The space also features small live animals, like sea cucumbers and sea stars.