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First Ever James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour This Weekend

Mix and mingle during Maui’s first ever James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour this Friday and Saturday at the Grand Wailea. Participating chefs include event host Mike Lofaro (pictured), Isaac Bancaco, Chris Kulis and Justin Pardo. On Friday ($50), sip and savor cocktails from tequila ambassador Manny Hinojosa. Then on Saturday ($280), guests are invited to a family-style, six-course […]

Wailea Beach Villas Named Top Resort in Hawaii

Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice awards has named Wailea Beach Villas Hawaii’s top resort. The Maui property also was the only resort in the state to be listed as one of the Top 25 Resorts in the U.S.; it also was named as one of the Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World. “This […]

Danny Mynar Takes Assistant GM Post At Destination Resorts

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Maui’s Danny Mynar has been named the assistant general manager of Destination Resorts Hawaii by Destination Hotels & Resorts. In his new post, Mynar will oversee the daily operations of more than 200 private homes. He will also be called upon to increase owner and guest satisfaction, profitability and employee morale. Mynar’s responsibilities include working […]

Sad Face: Kai Sushi in Wailea closed, Alan Wong’s Amasia will close in November

This is not the kind of welcome sign you want to see when you show up for dinner. We have to say a sad good bye to Japanese cuisine at Kai Wailea Sushi in the Shops at Wailea, which closed Friday, Sept. 12. But the recent tip I got that Alan Wong’s Amasia at the Grand […]

UPDATED: We Look At The Numbers Behind Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa’s Big February Fundraiser At The Grand Wailea

[I updated this post on July 21 to include quotes from an Arakawa donor who attended the Feb. 28 fundraiser] Even strippers don’t often pull in more than a grand for four and a half hours of work, but that’s what comedian Andy Bumatai made for his appearance at Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa’s big Feb. 28 […]

This Thursday, June 26: Poker With The Pros at the Grand Wailea

Basketball Maui is presenting its first Poker with the Pros tournament this Thursday. Featuring Olympic Gold Medalist Bryan Clay, former LA Lakers player Mike Penberthy and professional basketball player Patrick Ewing Jr., all proceeds from the event will benefit the nonprofit’s youth programs. Players will enjoy a dinner buffet, cash bar and prizes while mingling with local celebrities like comedian […]

This Friday, April 25: Divas Night Out at Spa Grande

It’s the end of the month and that means it’s time to treat yourself. Spa Grande’s monthly Divas Night Out returns with mini chocolate treatments, a two-hour soak and hydration circuit and sweet treats to top it all off. Relax, rejuvenate and refresh for the new month. Seating is limited so make your reservation early. […]

This Friday, Feb. 28: Party With Maui Mayor Arakawa At The Grand Wailea


He’s still looking like a shoe-in for reelection, but Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa is taking no chances. In fact, he’s pulling out most of the stops for a big fundraiser this Friday night at the Grand Wailea. For just $75, you too can hobnob with the mayor at the Grand’s Haleakala Ballroom. The whole thing […]

Blown Away: Makai Glass Art Gifts

Stop by the Makai Glass Creations workshop and get blown away by the mystic performance of hot glass in action. The Maui-inspired sculpture captures big ocean wave curls and tiny pineapple bottle stops to life-sized conch shells. No matter what these artisans create, all the work demonstrates the intricacies of their colored fragile medium. Makai […]

2013 Spa Issue Interview with Spa Director Sharon Ogawa of Spa Grande @GrandWailea

Spa Grande Coconut Treatment, Photo by Sean Michael Hower. Sharon Ogawa, Spa Director Spa Grande at Grand Wailea A Waldorf Astoria Resort and Spa 3850 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea 808-875-1234 Facebook: Spa Grande at Grand Wailea Resort Twitter: @GrandWailea   When did the spa/salon open? 1991   What is the square footage of […]

This Sunday, May 12: Mother’s Day

Photo Courtesy of Makena Beach and Golf Resort We’ve got the mother-load of hot spots to treat the special lady in your life! Treat mom to a day of ono grinds with a side of rest and relaxation. Whether she is a early riser or late starter, eateries islandwide want to help you cater to her […]

Grand Wailea’s Chef Eric Faivre’s Duck Leg Confit Recipe @GrandWailea

  Wailea Wine & Food Festival at the Grand Wailea. Photo by Darris Hurst. ERIC FAIVRE Grand Wailea 808-875-1234   MY STORY… If you’re at Bistro Molokini you have to order the “Pizza” Natural Burger, with pepperoni and basil. Topped w/ marinara sauce and smoked mozzarella on a grilled pizza dough bun, it’s my […]

Chef Mike Lofaro Spices Up Humuhumunukunukuapua’a at the Grand Wailea: Maui Restaurant Review

All Photos by Sean Hower From the moment you step foot into Humuhumunukunukuapua’a, you’re in for an exotic treat. Built like a Hollywood set, the restaurant is a series of small dining rooms connected by hallways that stretch over a fish-filled lagoon. All of it is thatched hut-style. Carved tikis greet you at the door […]

Tuesday, Dec. 25: Holiday Buffet @GrandWailea

Need a break from holiday cooking? Or want an alternative to the traditional holiday regimen? Grand Wailea may have the solution. Celebrate the holidays with loved ones by indulging in a “grand” buffet–and we mean GRAND. Guests will have options from an Eggs Benedict station, Belgian waffles, fresh island fruits, seasonal salads, shrimp cocktail, crab […]

This Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 6-9: Wailea Wine and Food Festival 2012


Swirl, sip and savor as Wailea celebrates the vino. Wailea’s Four Seasons Resort Maui, The Fairmont Kea Lani, Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Grand Wailea join forces to bring you Wailea Wine and Food Festival 2012. This year the signature beneficiary is the Maui Culinary Academy. Hundreds of spirits from 65 wineries around the world, […]