Just in time for Christmas, Marriott’s Wailea Beach Resort is unwrapping a $100-million renovation that touches nearly every aspect of the oceanfront resort.
The first resort built on Wailea Beach, the Marriott now boasts a contemporary, open-air design that enhances the property’s proximity to the sea, allowing the trade winds to pass freely through the Grand Lanai lobby area. The resort will reopen on December 24 with 547 fully renovated rooms (491 guest rooms and 56 suites) complemented by six dining options, three pool areas, a revitalized fitness center and spa, and meeting and event space with fully updated audio-video and improved Wi-Fi.
All guest rooms boast outdoor lanais, new furnishings, and a variety of technology upgrades, including mobile device mirror-casting, custom music streaming, and personalized Netflix and Hulu content. Dining options include Chef Roy Yamaguchi’s Humble Market Kitchin, with Hawaiian-inspired indoor-outdoor dining in a lofty setting. Island-inspired comfort food and fireside cocktails are served alongside billiards, shuffleboard, and other entertainment options at the KAPA Bar & Grill, while the new Whale’s Tale beach bar serves fresh juice and smoothies as well as beer and mixed drinks.
Twin waterslides are the highlight of the resort’s new NALU Adventure Pool, while adults can seek sanctuary at the Maluhia Serenity Pool. A pair of new oceanfront pools are positioned for whale-watching.
Also located oceanfront is the new Makai Oceanfront Ballroom, part of the resort’s 30,000 square feet of indoor meeting space (there’s an additional 72,000 square feet of function space outdoors). Speaking of events, the resort’s Te Au Moana luau has a new garden home, as well.
The Wailea Beach Resort Marriott sits on 22 acres of beachfront; rates start at $519 nightly.