Wailea Updates

Updates courtesy of the Grand Champions Villas Newsletter. 

Grand Wailea has the preliminary approval for major expansion, however, they are pending approval from the county. 

The Shops at Wailea are in the progress of their renovation and expect to be completed in late November. 

Plans for the sidewalk from the Marriot Residence Inn up to the Gateway Shopping Center have been submitted to the County. The County is moving ahead on approval. It is hopeful this project will be complete by December 1, 2020. 

Andaz, building A (19 units) should be completed mid-March 2021, crane removal early September. 

Makali’i 17 buildings with 68 units anticipated completion August 2021. 

Wailea Ike Hotel (110 units) completion in November 15, 2020 opening December 15, 2020, sidewalks completed and awaiting crosswalks. 

Hoku O Wailea (Star of Wailea). Off Okolani drive near Kai Malu: Final plans approved for 15 buildings (75 units). Construction date is the end of the year with 12 units already under contract. 

The concept was approved for 57 condominium style single family units between Wailea Alanui Dr and Kapili St which is currently under review by the Design Committee. 

Jac Kean professional and storage facility planned for above Ekolu is awaiting building permits. 

Wailea Community Association Offices are still in the planning process as an easement revision has been sent to the County.

A permanent traffic light is to be installed in February 2021 to the intersection of Okolani and Piilani. 

WCA is committed to upgraded security, particularly through the month of August. There have been no issues in Wailea to report. 

New Wailea Project

JUST PUBLICIZED! NEW WAILEA PROJECT LAUNCHING!

The 75 unit project on the corner of Okolani and Wailea Alanui will open up this next weekend. These beautiful condos (non vacation rentals) will offer two and three bedroom units plus penthouses. Prices will start at $1.5M. Great views from many. We will get the plans and all soon. Reservations will be available when officially ready within a week! Call or email us at dad@Mauirealestate.net

Sand Sculpture

Walking along the Wailea Beach path which is a beautiful walk along gorgeous beaches is this detailed sand sculpture.  It’s amazing to see the talent and beauty!

 

 

Reminder: Maui Film Festival

Reminder, the Maui Film Festival begins tomorrow! The festival is one of Maui’s premier events held at various locations throughout Maui including the Wailea Resort and the Celestial Cinema.

In the evening during the festival, a culinary event is held. The launch party takes place at the Grand Wailea Wednesday, June 12th with the Taste of Summer. Guests must be 21 and over to attend. Cocktails will be paired with with tastey bites! Purchasing tickets to Taste of Summer also grants you access for back to back premieres that evening.

Taste of Chocolate is held at the Four Seasons Resort on Thursday, June 13th. This is a dress to impress event for guests 21 and over that is all about delicious sweet treats! Tickets for Taste of Chocolate also includes two premiere’s plus activities at the Celestial Cinema that evening.

Taste of Wailea on Saturday June 15th, is the best of the best from Wailea chef’s and is held at the Wailea Golf Academy. Chef’s will be serving up their mouthwatering specialties. This is also a 21 and over event that will include two premier admission tickets at Celestial Cinema for that evening.

The movies playing during the festival at Celestial Cinema include True Hawaii, The Magic Beneath Us, Stuffed, Wild Rose, Bottom Of The 9th, The Farewell, Pavarotti, Paige, This Excellent Life, and Echo In The Canyon. Playing at Castle Theater are One, Gay Chorus Deep South, Becoming Nobody, Cracked Up, Well Groomed, CRSHD, Botero, and We Rise Up.

Check to see if ticket options are still available for this premiere event!

Opposition Against Grand Wailea Expansion

Residents spoke out Tuesday against expansion of the Grand Wailea. Residents are concerned over, among other reasons, the potential disturbance of possible ancient burial grounds, and the resident-to-vistor ratio being exceeded. The Grand Wailea has submitted plans to the Maui Planning Commission that would add an additional 224 rooms to the 776 room resort making it the second largest resort on Maui.

Also submitted in the proposal would be a new spa pool at Spa Grande, a new lap pool next to the Wailea Wing, a new family pool next to the Lagoon Wing, increase in the parking garage from 3 levels to 5 levels, and the removal of the Seaside Chapel. Other improvements include facade renovations, a new stairway in the Aqua Tower, renovations to the Hibiscus Pool area, renovations to the luau area, and additional public beach parking stalls.

Estimated cost for the project is $91.5 million with a 5 year estimated timeframe. The resort would remain open during construction. This would be the third renovation for the resort since being developed in 1991. The first taking place in 2008, and the second in 2014.

The plans are still waiting on a final decision by the Maui Planning Commission.