WAILEA -- Outrigger finished a $25 million renovation to its Wailea
Resort on Maui with all new rooms, a new restaurant and lounge and
a giant water playground for kids.
The hotel now has 524 rooms, up from a room count of 516 before
the renovation started in March of 2000.
The oceanfront hotel has 240 rooms in one eight-floor tower with
the remainder in seven low-rise buildings.
All rooms and suites now have new refrigerators, safes, new
televisions, data ports, hair dryers, irons and coffeemakers with
Rates for this year in seven room categories range from $295 a
night to $545 a night, per room.
The hotel now has a new restaurant called Hula Moons, which serves
breakfast from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The new Mele Mele Lounge, which features nightly live
entertainment, is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The hotel also offers a luau from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays,
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
The Wailele pools and slides has two waterslides, a climbing
jungle gym in the water called a "play station" and a kids pool
with a sand bottom that is 18 inches deep.
The hotel has 45,000 square feet of indoor meeting and banquet
space and 60,000 square feet of outdoor space for functions,
including a roof-top terrace with views of the Haleakala volcano
and the ocean.
In addition, during the renovation Outrigger added a children's
activity club, a spa run by Mandara Spa, a fitness center and a
Voyagers Club program through which guests receive access to a
lounge with their own concierge, free continental breakfast,
snacks, cocktails and Internet access.
The hotel also added a business center called Business in
To showcase its collection of Hawaiian artifacts, the Outrigger
is putting together a self-guided walking tour.
Items such as barkcloth clothes and tapestries, hula outfits,
royal staffs and feather leis are on display behind glass cases
throughout the hotel.
Guests interested in the items will be given a brochure with
photos of the items explaining their significance.
Outrigger bought the property in February of 1999.
It opened in 1976 as the Maui Inter-Continental Wailea, and
before Outrigger bought it, it was an Aston property.
The newly completed front entrance to the hotel offers a wide
grassy area with trees on one side and the open-air hotel lobby on
Now guests have views of Mount Haleakala on one side of the
lobby and the ocean and the West Maui Mountains on the other.
The hotel can be booked in the following CRSs: Sabre, Apollo,
Worldspan and Amadeus.
For reservations or more information, call (800) 367-2960 or
visit the Web site at www.outriggerwailea.com.