WAILEA, Hawaii -- The upscale Shops at Wailea here, which opened in
December, has 58 shops and restaurants up and running out of the 66
that are expected to open.
Starting June 20, the shopping center, which primarily serves
the Wailea and Kihei area of Maui, will host a weekly event called
WOW (Wailea on Wednesday) from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., featuring
entertainment, artists, store specials and refreshments, said
general manager Michele Burla Parker.
Cache, Cartier, Coach, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Banana
Republic and Gap are some of the higher-profile names selling their
wares in the shopping center.
The center contains a variety of stores, including art
galleries, jewelry shops, gift shops, snack shops and luxury and
midlevel clothing stores.
The shopping center replaces the Wailea Shopping Village, which
was torn down more than a year ago to make way for the new
The $70 million, Mediterranean-style center features 150,000
square feet of shop and restaurant space.
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse is now open, as is Longhi's, a local
restaurant chain, and a restaurant called Tommy Bahama's Tropical
Cafe & Emporium.
The Shops at Wailea are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
There is a free shuttle to all the hotels in the Wailea resort
For more information on the shops, visit the Web site at www.shopsatwailea.com or call (808) 891-6770.