Marriott Transforming Wailea and Waikoloa Properties(1)

Renovation rates mean super value deals

By: Dawna Robertson

Marriott continues its focus on Hawaii with ambitious plans to renovate two neighbor island resorts. The Wailea Marriott Resort on Maui and the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort on Hawaii’s Big Island will be transformed in two separate multi-million dollar renovations. The first phase covers room renovations, with other phases to follow later this year.

“We’re excited about the two projects,” said Stan Brown, vice president of Pacific Islands and Japan, Marriott International, who has overseen the successful rebranding and conversion of seven Hawaii properties from luxury to mid-tier accommodations. “So far, we have focused our resources into elevating the standards of guest services and amenities at Wailea and Waikoloa. And we are now poised to bring these two fine oceanfront resorts to another level of luxury.”

Brown pointed out that the upgrade program will not impact the guest experience.

“I am confident that Dennis Wagner and Nihad Kattan, general managers at Wailea Marriott Resort and Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort, respectively, will ensure smooth day-to-day hotel operations during the different phases of the renovation projects,” Brown explained.

Taking it a step further, both properties will offer special room rates to assist in offsetting potential disturbances.

“We plan on sharing with our guests several great ways in which to explore the island of Maui or Hawaii’s Big Island during the day so as to avoid potential renovation work, and then welcome them back home in the afternoon to enjoy surprise activities, food and beverage specials, and our famous Hawaiian sunsets,” said Peter C. Thoene., director of sales and marketing at the two resorts.

In June, the 521-room the Wailea Marriott Resort will launch a hard and soft goods renovation and redesigning of each guest room. During the year long renovation, the nightly leisure rates are from $269 per room.

Work on the hard and soft goods renovation of the 545 guestrooms at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort began in April. The renovation is targeting a December completion. During the process nightly leisure rates are from $169 per room.

“The enhancements planned for each resort hotel will no doubt encourage our guests to return to not only see but experience all that’s new,” Thoene added. “It promises to be quite extraordinary in scope from all guest rooms, public areas, new restaurants and pools. We are definitely poised to bring these two fine oceanfront resorts to another level of luxury.”