The Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, will undergo a $30 million renovation to the Maui resort’s guestroom interiors, meeting areas and pools, with a completion date set for early 2015. The rooms were last renovated in 2009.
Work on the rooms begin this week and renovations will continue through early spring 2015, with a break during the holidays, said Yvonne Biegel, director of public relations at Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. The resort will not close and will be fully operational during the renovation. The renovation work will not be seen since it’s inside the rooms, she said.
Rooms will get all new furniture. There’s a focus on sustainability, with installation of LED lighting and carpet made with recycled material. The featured artwork will focus on water and surfers.
Catering to today’s travelers, the new rooms will have standard electrical outlets and USB chargers built into the desks and nightstands. New 55-inch HD LCD flat screen TVs will have USB ports to make it easier for guests to connect with their devices.
The pools have been retiled, and more work will go into renovating the pool restrooms and installation of pump equipment to reduce energy consumption.
Other upgrades include new carpeting in the common areas of the Spa Grande, and installing WiFi throughout the resort.
“Grand Wailea is continuously maintaining the 40-acre grounds and 780 rooms and suites of the resort,” Biegel said via email. “We have listened to our guests, and this Grand Refresh will include a new room product that is contemporary and meets their needs.”