WAILEA, Hawaii -- The Outrigger Wailea Resort is in the midst of a
$25 million renovation with heavy, noticeable construction to the
entrance expected to last through June 30.
The refit is set to be completed by the end of the year.
The renovation of the hotel's 516 rooms will continue throughout
the year but will be less noticeable than at present because entire
wings will be shut down and simply taken out of inventory.
There will be up to 190 rooms at a time shut down for
renovations. The hotel has seven low-rise wings and one eight-story
tower. Outrigger bought the property in February 1999. It opened in
1976 as the Maui Inter-Continental Wailea and before Outrigger
bought it, it was an Aston property.
The property and its wholesalers are offering hard-hat specials
through June 30.
A run-of-house rate of $159 a night for single or double
occupancy is offered through the hotel. Classic Hawaii has a
hard-hat special of $83 a night. And other wholesalers are offering
discounts as well, said Kathy Dziedzic, manager of sales and
marketing at the resort.
"The first part of the renovation is the worst," said Dziedzic.
"We've pretty much been up-front with everyone about the
construction. We're working during the day and with limited
She said the construction to the entrance includes taking out
heavy rock and concrete walls, a stage and a retail shop near the
entrance to the hotel.
The result will be a 32,000-square-foot, park-like area called
Mei Court that guests will walk through upon entering the hotel. A
group of large banyan trees that were hidden behind the rock and
concrete walls now will be a focal part of the new, more open
entrance area, said Dziedzic.
Mei Court also will have a waterfall, fish pond and a raised
stage for Hawaiian entertainment.
The entrance will be opened up to offer views of Mount
Haleakala. A new promenade will lead from the front desk to the
"We know it's a tough time, but with $25 million in
improvements, we just can't wait to see how it will look," said
Dziedzic. "We really needed to be updated."
She said after the entrance work is completed June 30, guests
still will see construction on the property throughout the year but
to a lesser degree.
All rooms and suites will be refurbished with the addition of
refrigerators, safes, new televisions, data ports, hair dryers,
irons and coffeemakers with free coffee.
One of the property's three pools will be redone with two water
slides, a children's area and a deck. That project should be
completed by the end of September. A second pool will get a new
The Hula Moons Restaurant will be redesigned, and a new lounge
called the Mele Mele will be created and will feature a menu of
Also, the oceanfront pool restaurant will be redesigned.
The hotel can be booked in the following CRSs: Sabre, Apollo,
Worldspan, Amadeus and Utell.
Outrigger Wailea Resort
Phone: (800) 688-7444