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Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa

August 20, 2007 By: Mackenzie Allison Travel Agent

This Maui resort has a new managing director and new town home options

Beginning in September, the 780-room Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa will introduce private luxury town homes in a new developed gated community known as Ho'olei. These will be adjacent to Grand Wailea Resort on Maui's southwest shore, presenting the first opportunity for guests to stay in deluxe three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath town homes and still have access to the amenities of the Grand Wailea Resort. These include the Wailea Canyon Activity Pool, Spa Grande, various dining options, Camp Grande children's club, and privileged access to Wailea Golf Club.  Exterior of the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa

The Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa also recently
received a new managing director in Matthew Bailey. A veteran hospitality
executive, Bailey brings more than 20 years of experience working with four-
and five-star resorts and hotels. Bailey most recently served as senior vice
president of operations at ResortQuest Hawaii,
supervising its 27 properties on the four major Hawaiian
. Prior to that, he was co-founder and chief operating
officer of Fandango Resorts in Park
, Utah
. Previous
hospitality experience includes leadership positions at several luxury
properties in Hawaii, including The Manele Bay
Hotel on the Island
of Lana'i
and The Kapalua
Bay Hotel & Villas in Kapalua.

The View from Napua Tower

The resort's recently renovated Napua Tower
is a private club area situated at the center of the hotel, featuring dedicated
check in and concierge services with upgraded guest room accommodations. In
addition, Napua Tower has dedicated lounge areas, daily continental
breakfast and afternoon cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Napua Tower
rooms have double vanities, soaking tubs, WiFi service, DVD player and surround

 Exterior of the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa

Located in Napua Tower, the Grand Suites
are the most luxurious accommodations at the Grand Wailea Resort. These measure
5,500 square feet with large lanai's having panoramic views of the Pacific and
neighboring Islands of Molokini, Kahoolawe and Lanai.
Grand Suite design features include a baby grand piano, master bath with Koa
wood tub and sauna, two bedrooms with adjoining suite options and original
works of art. Grand Suites also offer the option for a connecting or adjoining
room. The resort has a total of 120 connecting rooms.

Premium accommodations that garner the most requests are the
Deluxe Ocean View rooms, which are located throughout the resort. Aside from
top-notch views from the Grand Suites, these rooms are known for their
picturesque scopes of the Pacific.

Spa Grande

The resort's Spa Grande lives up to its name—at 50,000
square feet and 40 treatment rooms, it's the largest spa in Hawaii. The spa has Couples Spa Suites and a
Family Spa Suite; and outdoor treatments are administered near the Hibiscus

A unique aspect of the spa is the Termé Wailea Hydrotherapy.
Prior to treatments, guests relax in the termé, which includes a Roman Tub,
saunas, cascading waterfalls, Swiss Jet Showers, a Japanese Furo, and five
specialty baths including mud, limu (seaweed), aromatherapy, papaya
enzyme, and Hawaiian mineral salt. The Termé also includes a complimentary
invigorating loofah scrub.

The spa's signature treatment is a 6 Hands Lava Stone
massage, during which three expert therapists perform a symphony of six hands
moving in synchronization and composition over the entire body. Hot lava stones
mixed with warm oil glide over the body reducing stress while increasing deep

The top treatment is the Spa Grande Signature Massage, which
offers an aromatic heated lotion combined with three different massage

The name your clients should know is Miryam Litch, who is a
favorite masseuse at the spa. She's been on Maui
for 27 years, and her specialty is Hawaiian healing arts.

Litch is a master in Lomi Lomi massage technique, and the
use of healing Hawaiian herbs. She has extensive training in physiology, deep
tissue techniques, shiatsu, and body therapies. Litch has also trained with
some of the great yoga teachers in India and has been training in yoga
and meditation for the past 40 years.

Not just a treat for adults, Spa Grande also offers a
special menu for teens as well as children. The most popular children's spa
treatment is the Chocolate Coconut Massage.

Booking spa treatments in advance is advisable. During
holidays and summer, booking at least seven days prior to arrival is
recommended. If you want to arrange treatments for your clients, this can be
done via the resort's spa reservation agents or concierge. Cecilia Hercik is
the director of spa sales & operations. She can be reached at 808-875-1234,
ext. 2497, [email protected].

High season at the resort includes major holidays and summer
(primarily June and July). The resort recommends booking a year in advance. The
travel agent liaison is Patrick Ornellas (866-702-9182, [email protected]).

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