Have your appetite and taste buds ready! Restaurant Week Wailea starts Sunday May 26th through Saturday June 1st. 19 resort restaurants are participating in the event. Each restaurant that participates makes a contribution to the Maui Food Bank. Some of the menus offered have fixed prices for delicious three course meals. You can view the menus available and read more about the event here.
Congratulations to Hawaiian Airlines for being named into the Top 4 airlines by Consumer Reports. The report was based on customer satisfaction on multiple categories including, cabin cleanliness, ease of check in, comfort, and on-flight entertainment. You can read more about the report and the findings here.
Sales in April continue to be strong. 77 Residential homes were sold. Condos had a significant jump in sales up 41% with 143 units sold. Inventory continues to be low attracting multiple offers from buyers especially on well priced property. Very low interest rates still prevail. Experts suggest getting pre-approved to expedite the home buying process. The entire report provided by the Maui Realtors Association is viewable here. If you or anyone you know is looking to buy or sell property on the islands, don’t hesitate to contact the Hansen Ohana!
Hawaii hotels took in the most revenue for the first quarter with $973.5 million thus far. A new report done by Hospitality Advisors LLC and Smith Travel Research have Hawaii in the top spot among hot travel destinations such as New York and Florida. If you factor in total hotel revenue (beverages, parking, etc.) the first quarter total jumps to $1.43 billion. A 14.7 percent increase from 2012′s first quarter. The Big Island saw the biggest jump in growth across the board for room rates and occupancy.
The demand, although likely to taper off, shows the strong growth of the current market. The entire article is available to view here curtsey of Pacific Business News. The Hansen Ohana strives to keep you up to date with the latest market new from throughout the islands!