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Andaz at Wailea: The Grand Opening

What All the Fuss is About

We have been eagerly awaiting the long promised opening of the Andaz at Wailea. The $90 million renovation of the 15-acre property now boasts some of the best South Maui Real Estate for sale. You simply cannot beat the direct oceanfront location on Mokapu Beach.

The Pacific Business News had the inside scoop, General Manager Michael Stephens said, “As we welcome guests from around the world, we aim to connect them to Wailea’s rich history through unique, local experiences that truly make for an unforgettable stay.”

Andaz Wailea joins the ranks of the nine other Andaz Hotels across the world. The developers hit it out of the park with the remodel and renovation.

Sara Kearney, senior vice president of brands for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts believes that Andaz is so unique because of the “local” luxury atmosphere, “The most important characteristic of Andaz is to be deeply rooted in the local culture, infusing it throughout the guest experience. Andaz hotels in resort locations will continue to bring this to life.”

Andaz Before Andaz

First, the property was envisioned to be a hot spot for St. Regis, then Starwood Hotel Group thought they could capture a quality piece of South Maui Real Estate in addition to their world famous West Maui Real estate. But like all big deals, some are bound to fail and was replaced with a plan to make it a part of the new Baccarat Hotels and Resorts family. Unfortunately, the deals weren’t big enough to survive the heart of our country’s economic recession, and a bleak outlook for the real estate market and economy in general eventually caused this idea to be shelved as well. Like anything in life timing is everything, a new face stepped up to the plate with comprehensive plans of demolishing the old property and rebuilding a new luxury resort in its place.  And so, the Andaz Maui Resort was born out of the Hyatt Hotel Group.

Last Chance to Own Hotel-Zoned, Beachfront Property in Wailea

One of the biggest reasons to celebrate this new resort is not only the 297 well-appointed hotel rooms and suites, but also the 12 luxury 2-4 bedroom residential villas! Information has varied with regard to the exact number of residences, we’ve heard as low as six and as high as nineteen, but we took a sneak peak at the resort only a few days ago and feel comfortable saying there are currently nine on the market, priced between $5 and $7 million. Please view the price list for the 12 Andaz Wailea Condos for sale that we posted earlier this year for specifics, but keep a couple of changes in mind.

The biggest difference we’ve heard is the two penthouse style townhouses in the D building were sold in the $10+ million range, plus E4 remains under contract, leaving just 9 left. The exact numbers should become much more clear in the coming months, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated when that information becomes available; regardless, one thing remains certain—these are the final hotel-zoned parcels in all of Wailea, which means it’s the last chance to get in on the ground level of a brand new, luxury condominium less than 100 yards from the white sand and blue Pacific. These villas are truly the last of their kind!

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Anthony Sayles R(S)

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