• Wailea Beach Resort Revealed $100 Million Renovation

     
    POSTED January 29, 2017
     

Wailea Beach Resort has completed their $100 million renovation, which made its debut in late December.

The 22-acre, updated resort will feature six culinary options, three pools, 547 updated rooms and suites, new indoor and outdoor event spaces, a fitness center and spa. The totally updated design is inspired by the resort’s proximity to the Wailea shoreline and has a clean, simplistic aesthetic.

“We are thrilled to introduce guests and the community to our transformed resort, and to the enduring and evolving spirit of Maui that makes a visit to the island so memorable,” says Thomas Foti, general manager, Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott, Maui. “With a rich history as Wailea’s first resort and our desirable location just steps from the water’s edge, we look forward to welcoming our guests to discover the new Wailea Beach Resort.”

The redesigned guestrooms have new furniture, in-room technology like mirror-casting and music streaming; every room has an outdoor balcony.

The new restaurants include, Humble Market Kitchin by Roy Yamaguchi, KAPA Bar & Grill, Whale’s Tale, and Mo Bettah Food Truck and NALU Pool Bar.

The hotel has 30,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and 72,000 square feet of outdoor event space offered at the resort.

Portland will be home to the first Ritz-Carlton in the Pacific Northwest. Developer BPM Real Estate Group is bringing the brand to the city, with an anticipated opening in early 2023. Plans call for a 35-story tower with 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units, including eight penthouses.

 

Even during a worldwide pandemic, the hospitality industry is working to make people feel at ease. Though many hotels can only open their doors to health care workers and first responders, they’re reaching out to their local communities with bright messages in clever, socially-distanced ways. Through the heart-shaped lighting of windows at night, hotels are serving as beacons of hope in cities across the country. 

 

Daily life has been significantly altered by COVID-19, no matter the industry. Many are working from home, while children stay inside for online schooling. Meetings and events have been hit especially hard, since the essence of the industry is face-to-face interactions. While we continue to self-isolate, plenty of organizations have been offering webinars with insights on how to handle the pandemic—watching webinars is a great way to use that extra time you might have used for your commute to learn something useful.