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Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Hotel Contact:
3850 Wailea Alanui Drive
Wailea, Hawaii 96753
United States
Main: 808-875-1234
Email: Email Hotel Tina Canderle
Director of Sales: Tina Canderle
Website: www.grandwailea.com
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.6
Chain Hilton
Opened 1991
Renovated 2015
Guest Rooms 780
Kings/Suites/Doubles 391 / 52 / 337
Room Rates High $375 - 575 Low $250 - 400
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Max Group Size 1600

Fees/Taxes

Resort Fee $30
Room Tax 13.416%
Sales Tax 4.166%

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 31,200ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 37,364ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 100,000ft²

Airport Proximity

Kahului Airport
30 min 14 miles (23 km)

Business:

Fedex Business Center With Copying
Faxing
Packing
Shipping Services
Self-Service Business Center
Wifi Throughout The Resort
Psav On Site

Recreation:

Spa Grande
Full Service Including Salon
Children'S Camp And Activities
Soft-Sand Beach
Wailea Canyon Pool Complex With Waterslides
Scuba Instruction On-Site
Activity Equipment Rental On-Site
24 Hour Fitness Center
Hibiscus Adult Only Pool

Nearby:

Wailea Tennis Club’S 11 Courts
Golf
The Grand Wailea Shops
Onsite Dining: Capacity
24 hour Room Service
0
Bistro Molokini
200
California Style
Botero Bar
75
Bar
Cafe Kula
100
Deli Style
Humuhumunukunukuapua’a
250
Pacific Rim Cuisine
Volcano Bar
0

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $48-50 Cont. $27.50-32.5
Lunch Buffet $45-56 Plated $35-50
Dinner Buffet $108-160 Plated $111-130
Coffee Break $12-15
2-Hour Open Bar $45
Elite Overview Planner Ratings & Reviews
Elite Rating Average Planner Rating
This property has been certified Elite Platinum and meets at least 25 of Elite Meetings Criteria.
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4.6
5 reviews
Arrival Experience:
4.8
Accommodations:
4.3
Food & Beverage:
4.3
Guest Service Experience:
4.5
Conference Services Staff:
4.7
Meeting and Function Facilities:
4.6
Activity or Recreation Options:
4.8
Planner-to-Planner Recommendation:
5.0
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Haleakala 1 2,899 N/A 5 31,200 N/A 18 450 1,000 640 1,200 N/A 120 160 N/A
Haleakala 1+2+3 1,682 N/A 5 18,100 N/A 18 700 1,500 1,000 2,200 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Haleakala 1+4+5 1,737 N/A 5 18,700 N/A 18 700 1,500 1,000 2,200 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Haleakala 2 297 N/A 5 3,196 N/A 18 200 350 180 500 54 72 90 N/A
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Property News
GIC Real Estate Completes Acquisition of Three Iconic Waldorf Astoria Resorts with No Impact to Existing Management Agreements
Posted March 11, 2013
Hilton Worldwide’s Waldorf Astoria Brand Continues to Operate the Arizona Biltmore, the Grand Wailea Resort and La Quinta Resort & Club
MCLEAN, Va. - March 11, 2013 --GIC Real Estate, the real estate arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), has completed its purchase of three landmark resorts managed by the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand of Hilton Worldwide. They are: the 740-room Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa, Phoenix, Ariz.; the 780-room Grand Wailea Resort, Maui, Hawaii; and the 796-room La Quinta Resort & Club, La Quinta, Calif.

The transition of ownership will have no impact on the day to day operations of the properties as GIC has assumed the existing management agreements for all three Waldorf Astoria properties. California-based, KSL Group will act as asset manager for the three resorts and will work closely with GIC and Hilton Worldwide to ensure that the luxury properties continue their legacy of offering guests True Waldorf Service and authentic moments set amidst the inspirational environments for which the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand is legendary.

The Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort has been an Arizona landmark since opening in 1929, when it was crowned the “Jewel of the Desert.” The Grand Dame remains one of the most recognized resorts in the world for its distinctive Frank Lloyd Wright architectural style, luxurious facilities and storied history as a playground of the rich and famous. Nestled on 39 acres at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, the legendary resort offers: 740 guest accommodations; full-service spa, salon and fitness center; two 18-hole golf courses; six restaurants and lounges including Frank & Albert's serving Arizona comfort food; and eight swimming pools including the Paradise Pool for the ultimate in poolside fun. For more information call 800-950-0086 or visit www.arizonabiltmore.com

Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort is the only Waldorf Astoria Resort in the Hawaiian Islands. Nestled on 40 acres of lush, tropical gardens fronting Wailea Beach, Grand Wailea offers open spaces for the active vacationer, beauty for romantic getaways and fun for the whole family. Built to portray the richness of Hawaii's culture, people and nature, Grand Wailea is the ultimate Hawaiian resort providing an extensive selection of amenities and activities. Since opening in 1991, Grand Wailea consistently ranks among the world's best resorts by leading travel consumer reports and industry peers. For more information, call 800.232.4604 or visit www.grandwailea.com.

La Quinta Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort and PGA WEST is a renowned desert destination in the greater Palm Springs area featuring 796 elegantly-appointed casitas, suite and villas; the 23,000-square-foot Spa La Quinta®; 41 swimming pools and 53 hot spas; 23 tennis courts and exceptional cuisine at Morgan’s in the desert; TWENTY6; Adobe Grill; Ernie’s at PGA WEST. Known as The Western Home of Golf in America® and named “North America’s Golf Resort of the Year,” it is home to five award-winning public golf courses and four private courses, designed by legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Greg Norman and Tom Weiskopf. For more information, call 760-564-4111 or visit http://www.laquintaresort.com.

In addition to the three Waldorf Astoria resorts, GIC has a global portfolio of hotel properties in the U.S., France, the UK, Australia, China and India. Included in these holdings is the 1053-room Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk hotel in Fukuoka, Japan.

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
WALDORF ASTORIA is Hilton Worldwide’s luxury brand of landmark hotels, with each one as singular and timeless as the brand’s namesake, The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. From classic elegance to modern grandeur, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts each represent worldly sophistication and unparalleled guest service. From sumptuous spas and culinary excellence to world-class golf, each hotel & resort offers the exquisite accommodations and signature accoutrements that define refinement and sophistication. Discover Waldorf Astoria by visiting www.waldorfastoria.com. Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 640,000 rooms in 91 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide,
www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.
Hilton Worldwide Luxury Brands Debut Luxury Meetings Magazine at IMEX America
Posted October 11, 2011
New Customized Resource, Created in Collaboration with Elite Meetings International, Offers Event Industry Comprehensive Access to the Hotel Properties and Capabilities
McLean, VA – (October 11, 2011) – Today, Hilton Worldwide Luxury Brands, in partnership with Elite Meetings International (EMI), announces the launch of Luxury Meetings magazine. This new group sales resource, which will be published annually, provides a comprehensive overview of Hilton Worldwide Luxury Brands’ properties capabilities to host meetings and events at the more than 40 existing and forthcoming locations in their Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts portfolios.

Debuting at IMEX America, a new global trade show for the worldwide meetings, events and incentive travel industry, this publication features property specifications and contact information with links to each hotel’s website and elitemeetings.com. Event planners can request additional information by contacting the hotel directly or by using EMI’s SpeedRFP™ “Request for Proposal” technology, which allows buyers to submit and manage their RFPs online at elitemeetings.com. In launching the magazine at IMEX America, more than 2,000 meetings and event buyers will be the first to view the resource and learn of the hotel brands’ unique luxury event offerings.

“We know efficiency and trust are the main drivers in choosing an event location,” said John T.A. Vanderslice, global head of luxury and lifestyle brands for Hilton Worldwide. “By partnering with EMI to create Luxury Meetings, we’re offering meeting and event planners, and their guests the assurance and efficiency they need and the excellence for which Conrad and Waldorf Astoria brands are renowned.”

Kelly Foy, chief executive officer of Elite Meetings International, added, “Combining the power of print and game-changing RFP technology provides a complete sales and marketing solution for Hilton Worldwide Luxury Brands, and an extremely informative and user-friendly resource for buyers.”

In addition, Hilton Worldwide Luxury Brands will be conducting customer group presentations about the brands’ luxury destinations and meeting capabilities in booth #1655 at IMEX America. Sonya Toliver Irby, director of brand sales of luxury and lifestyle brands for Hilton Worldwide and Annette Dhein, vice president of hilton luxury sales will be on hand to meet with key customers and attendees throughout the three-day trade show. Twenty-one of the Conrad and Waldorf Astoria properties from 10 different countries will have presence at the trade show. Attendees will be amongst the first to learn about offerings at select Hilton Worldwide Luxury Brands upcoming property openings including the Conrad New York and Conrad Macao.

Copies of Luxury Meetings will be available to review at IMEX America located at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 11 – 13, 2011. To download a digital version or to request a hard copy, visit www.waldorfastoriaglobalmediacenter.com or www.conradglobalmediacenter.com.
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About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
WALDORF ASTORIA is Hilton Worldwide’s luxury brand of landmark hotels, with each one as singular and timeless as the brand’s namesake, The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York. From classic elegance to modern grandeur, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts each represent worldly sophistication and unparalleled guest service. From sumptuous spas and culinary excellence to world-class golf, each hotel and resort offers the exquisite accommodations and signature accoutrements that define refinement and sophistication. Discover Waldorf Astoria by visiting www.waldorfastoria.com. Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.

About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
CONRAD® HOTELS & RESORTS is Hilton Worldwide’s global luxury brand and the choice for today’s modern, sophisticated traveler. By focusing on the individual, Conrad offers guests genuine and personalized experience and a world of style, service and connection. Each Conrad is a dynamic reflection of its city and culture, as well as a showcase for striking design and distinct surroundings. Across five continents, in the world’s gateway cities and most sought-after resort destinations, Conrad invites each guest to enjoy The Luxury Of Being Yourself®. For information on Conrad, please visit www.conradhotels.com.


About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,750 hotels and timeshare properties, with 615,000 rooms in 85 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, visit www.HiltonWorldwide.com or connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.HiltonWorldwideGlobalMediaCenter.com.

About Elite Meetings International
Based in Santa Barbara, California, Elite Meetings International (EMI) provides integrated solutions to enhance the performance of meeting and hospitality professionals. EMI supports this community through a combination of innovative technology, direct sales support, customized marketing programs and face-to-face business-building events. Additionally, www.EliteMeetings.com serves as a commission-free RFP-generating tool and a comprehensive vehicle for sourcing luxury, upper-upscale and upscale properties. EMI's innovations include FaceTime™ Appointment Scheduler (www.FaceTimeScheduler.com) a sought-after program for helping conference attendees identify synergies, manage appointments and make direct connections with one another; and SpeedRFP™ (www.SpeedRFP.com), a new time-saving product for creating, submitting, and managing RFPs online. For additional information, please visit www.EliteMeetings.com or call 805-730-1000.
Built in 1991, the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, a Member of The Waldorf = Astoria Collection, Continuing a $50 million dollar Restoration Project
Posted April 15, 2008
WAILEA, Maui, Hawaii - April 15, 2008 - One of Hawaiis grandest and most cherished resorts is getting even better. The Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, a member of The Waldorf=Astoria Collection, is pressing forward on its multi-million restoration project. From restaurants and lounges, beach and pool, spa and salon, fitness center, guest rooms and landscaping to internal operations, the Grand Wailea is committed to enhancing the remarkable features that already make it one of the best in its class.

The re-design and upgrade of our guest rooms and public areas will polish the shine on one of Mauis true gems, said Matt Bailey, managing director of the Grand Wailea. A lot of time, effort and resources are being dedicated to the continuing enhancement and restoration of the Grand Wailea with the goal of elevating the guest experience and retaining our reputation as one of the premiere destinations in Hawaii.

The newly renovated guest rooms will welcome guests with a tasteful blend of European and Polynesian dcor, including new carpeting, freshly painted buttercup walls, beautiful dark wood furnishings, 37 flat-screen televisions and new soft goods. The bathrooms have been enhanced with new European frameless shower enclosures, upgraded fixtures, lighting and artwork, complimenting the existing oversized soaking tubs, marble vanities, and sinks and accessories.

The guest room dcor is designed to create a unique and luxurious residential experience consistent with The Waldorf =Astoria Collection. Local Hawaii artwork graces the rooms to enhance the sense of place, and fresh colors give the rooms a contemporary twist.
Grand Waileas exclusive Napua Tower, the private, gated club situated at the center of the hotel, featuring 100 guestrooms with upgraded accommodations, dedicated concierge services, private check-in and lounges recently completed the restoration of its rooms allowing guests to experience the new amenities and upgrades. The propertys remaining 680 guest rooms are currently being upgraded and many are already available for guests to enjoy, with close to 400 slated for completion before summer.

Built in 1991 the legendary Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, a member of The Waldorf = Astoria Collection, is continuing its $50 multi-million dollar restoration project to present guests with higher and more customized features and services to the Resorts already outstanding guest rooms, meeting spaces and facilities.

By summer of 2008, guest rooms and suites will feature:

* New bedding with luxurious pillow top mattress covers, new coverlets, higher thread count linen and colorful throw blankets
* 37" flat screen TVs in all guest rooms
* New furniture, carpet and paint throughout, including the lanai

Additional upgrades to the Grand Wailea Resort include:

* New lobby design and furniture groups
* A renovated Botero Bar
* Arrival and Departure Lounge: a new service to accommodate guests with early arrival or late departure flights
* Hoolei at Grand Wailea: New private, luxury three-bedroom town home rentals with exclusive access to the fine amenities of the Grand Wailea Resort.

The Mobil Four Star-rated, 50,000-square-foot Spa Grande is also undergoing a make-over. Spa Grande, the largest and most elaborate spa in Hawaii uniting Thalassotherapy, Ancient Eastern and Hawaiian philosophies, is revamping its grand lobby with fresh carpet and upgraded furnishings. New carpet, furniture, equipment and lighting will also be installed throughout the Grand Image salon and Spa Grande shop. The completely remodeled fitness center will be the newest, most state-of-the-art fitness center in the state of Hawaii. With a total project cost of $500,000 the fitness center will include new flooring, painting and all new PRECOR fitness equipment, one of the leading and most trusted brands in fitness equipment, featuring the latest in integrated audio/visual systems.

Our goal is to build on the grandeur, remarkable setting and warm, welcoming service the Grand Wailea is known for while carefully updating our product and adding the new technology and conveniences our guests expect. Its about creating lasting memories through comfort and pampering, said Bailey. We are excited to enhance what we feel is already a remarkable property.

Other completed projects throughout the Grand Wailea include the re-tiling of the famous mosaic Hibiscus Pool; comfortable and welcoming lobby furniture; new lighting and remodeling of the floating, thatched-roof restaurant Humuhumunukunukuapuaa and new furniture at the Botero Bar.

The Grand Wailea has also introduced a new way to vacation with the addition of private luxury town homes called Hoolei at Grand Wailea. Adjacent to the world-class resort, this is the first opportunity for guests to vacation in deluxe, three bedroom, three-and-a-half bath town homes and enjoy access to all the outstanding amenities of the Grand Wailea Resort, including the world-renowned Wailea Canyon Activity Pool and Camp Grande, a 20,000-square-foot childrens resort.

About Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa
A member of The Waldorf=Astoria Collection, the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa is classic elegance on a grand scale. The Grand Wailea is home to Spa Grande, an internationally renowned wellness spa; Wailea Canyon Activity Pool with nine separate pools, seven water slides, an adult-only pool and the worlds first water elevator; Camp Grande, a 20,000 sq. ft. childrens resort; Humuhumunukunukuapuaa, a thatched-roof restaurant floating on its own island lagoon with picture-perfect sunset views of the blue Pacific and neighboring islands; and an extensive collection of art from leading artists including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Jan Fisher, and Fernando Botero. Overlooking the southern shores of Maui with an unrivaled beachfront location on Wailea Beach, the Grand Wailea sits on 40 acres of lush, tropical surroundings providing open spaces for the active vacationer, beauty for romantic getaways and fun for the whole family. Since opening in 1991, the Grand Wailea consistently ranks among the worlds best resorts by leading travel consumer and industry reports. For more information, visit www.grandwailea.com

About The Waldorf=Astoria Collection
The Waldorf=Astoria Collection includes some of the most extraordinary properties in spectacular destinations around the globe. Inspired by New Yorks legendary Waldorf=Astoria, each hotel in the growing Collection has its own distinct character, timeless architecture and special history. Luxury spas, culinary excellence and world-class golf are featured at The Collection's current properties: the beautiful Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, tropical Grand Wailea Resort hotel & Spa on the Isle of Maui, Hawaii, the historic La Quinta Resort & Club in Southern California, New Yorks Waldorf=Astoria and the palace hotel Qasr Al Sharq in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Each guest encounter is a discovery of unique experiences designed to last a lifetime. For more information, please visit: www.waldorfastoriacollection.com.