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Residence Inn by Marriott Maui Wailea opens in Hawaii

Marriott International in partnership with R.D. Olson Development has opened Hawaii’s first Residence Inn by Marriott Maui Wailea.

The newly constructed hotel will welcome local officials; community dignitaries; business leaders; lifestyle and trend influencers to a grand opening celebration.

The all-day event will begin in the morning with Hawaiian traditions including the blowing of the conch shell; a blessing conducted by a Hawaiian kahu and Maile lei ribbon untying ceremony. 

The celebration continues into the evening with a welcome reception complete with Hawaiian dancers and live musical performances.


“We are thrilled to unveil Residence Inn Maui Wailea, not only because it marks the brand’s debut in Hawaii, but because it signifies Residence Inn’s expansion into more leisure destinations,” said Diane Mayer, Residence Inn vice president and global brand manager. 

Continuing, Mayer added: “Residence Inn is the ideal hotel brand for Maui and its consumers who travel from distant places as well as from neighbouring islands. 

“As the leader in the extended stay category, the brand combines the best of conventional hotels with signature features that meet the needs of every type of travel circumstance – families; friend getaways; special occasions and romantic rendezvous. 

“Residence Inn offers guests the flexibility to enjoy their stay their way.”

Set against a contemporary Hawaiian motif, the all-suite hotel consists of studio, one and two bedroom offerings. 

Each suite boasts spacious living zones and fully equipped kitchens.

The property contains 1,800 square feet of indoor function space, which breaks out into the Molokai and Molokini meeting rooms, and a lush green lawn for outdoor special events.

The 410 square-foot Boardroom is complete with state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment and designed to accommodate business meetings.

In addition to the resort-like features, Residence Inn Maui Wailea offers guests convenient access to The Shops at Wailea, three championship golf courses at Wailea Golf Club, Wailea Tennis Club and three beaches: Makena, Wailea and Ulua.