October Tourism Survives Storms

Maui had growth in both visitor spending and visitor arrivals for the month of October in comparison to the same time last year according to the Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau.

Although visitor spending was down in August and September due to Hurricane Lane and Tropical Storm Olivia, spending was back up in October to $377 million. Even with the storms interrupting the months of August and September, for the 10 month span of January through October visitor spending was up 10.9% to $4.26 billion. This total puts Maui on track to break last year’s record.

Air travel to Maui has increased making it an easier destination for visitors which will in turn increase the amount of visitor spending. Although the tourism industry is fragile and affected by multiple sources, Maui remains focused on continuing to make Maui a top global destination.

Open Today Friday December 7th!

Open Today from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm 370 Kai Malu

Stunning townhome with many upgrades to complete your Hawaiian Retreat. This 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Wailea jewel is tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac location in the loved Kai Malu community in close proximity to all resort activities, shopping and dining. The main level lanai allows for easy entertainment on it’s extended travertine lanai with wet bar and Jenn Air upgraded BBQ. The great room enjoys the open floor plan with dining area and well equipped kitchen. There is a third bedroom presently used as an office downstairs plus a half bath. Upstairs the ensuite master opens through new sliding glass doors to an ocean view lanai. Ocean views are also enjoyed from the bed. The master bathroom has an incredible soaking tub, double sinks, separate shower, rare ceiling fan and the addition of overhead lighting in the closets. The second bedroom with traditional window seat with custom cushion and the second bath are located at the other wing of the townhome. There is a tub in the second bathroom. Additional interior upgrades include gorgeous floors, pull-outs in the kitchen and master bath cupboards, upgraded light fixtures and ceiling fans throughout, California shutters on upper level, and a custom finished garage floor which helps minimize dust. The garage has access via a direct private driveway allowing more space for parking for 2 additional vehicles. Community amenities include an infinity edge pool and hot tub with awe-inspiring ocean views, kitchen cabana with BBQ grill, steam room, sauna, fitness center and library. Gated entrance at 6pm every evening and weekends. 

Jazz Tonight At The Shops At Wailea

Husband and wife team Phil and Angela Benoit will be performing tonight at The Shops At Wailea. Both Phil and Angela were born into musical families. Angela is from Paia and Phil from Southern California.

Angela began singing professional in the 90’s and found her niche with jazz. Phil has been playing guitar since his teen years. Most of Phil’s music has been self taught.

Together Phil and Angela have released three award nominated albums together. Come enjoy their musical talents tonight at The Shops At Wailea from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Open Today, Friday November 30th

Open Today Friday November 30th From 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm 370 Kai Malu

From Piilani turn down Okolani and first left.

Wailea’s Best Value! Located at the end of a cul-de-sac lies a well maintained and upgraded three bedroom, two and one-half bath townhome. Great room opens to extended lanai w/wet bar and beautiful sprawling lawns.

51 Day Strike Comes To An End

Workers from 5 different hotels throughout Hawaii celebrated Tuesday afternoon when an agreement was finally reached between UNITE HERE Local 5 union and Kro-ya owners of hotels that are operated by Marriott.

More then 300 workers have been on strike from the Sheraton Maui beginning October 8th. Some workers have been employed by the hotel for almost 40 years. A 4 year agreement that included wage and benefit increases are part of the rumored agreement. No official contact specifics have been released.

Employees are eager and excited to be able to return back to work.