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Reinventing Wailea’s Original Oceanfront Resort


Improvement, Progress, and Success

Inspired by its iconic location at the ocean’s edge on the south shores of Maui, Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, Maui is undergoing an extraordinary metamorphosis. The reinvention will transform the resort, adding multiple new experiences and sophisticated modern design to engage today's discerning traveler.

Guests are already enjoying these improvements:

  • Newly renovated guest rooms
  • The two new luxury $5 million ‘Ohi Pools
  • The new KAPA Bar & Grill
  • Whale’s Tale oceanfront juice and cocktail bar
  • Completely transformed indoor and outdoor event spaces

We refer to the renovation journey as “Holomua,” the Hawaiian word for "improvement, progress, and success." The Wailea Beach Resort is excited to share this transformation with you and help you plan the perfect Maui getaway.

Additional improvements will be made between now and mid-December, and throughout this Holomua journey, every effort will be made to minimize disruption. Our team is dedicated to exceeding your every expectation. 

Click on one of the time periods below to find out what's being planned:


November            December


Whenever you choose to join us at Wailea Beach Resort, you will always enjoy the two pristine white sand beaches located steps from the resort. We invite you to explore Maui and enjoy all that paradise has to offer, including water sports, outdoor and cultural activities, and the Shops at Wailea. Contact our Activities Desk to begin planning your perfect itinerary.




‘Ohi Pools – Now Open

Spend the day at the resort's two newest pools, overlooking the spectacular Pacific. The dramatic infinity edge ‘Ohi Pools, a $5 million renovation, are steps from the ocean – so close you’ll hear the waves at the coastline. Swim and splash, then soak in two new whirlpool spas. Relax in your choice of chaises or lounge chairs, or reserve a cabana for your exclusive use. Sip cocktails and order from KAPA's Poolside menu; our team will ensure your every expectation is exceeded.

KAPA Bar & Grill - Now Open

A playful spot to gather poolside, KAPA Bar & Grill is the perfect spot to meet for lunch and sunset cocktails, or a snack between dips in the ‘Ohi Pools. The menu is inspired by Hawaii's natural and sustainable resources and features local interpretations on comforting favorites. Sip on a craft cocktail while playing vintage games, like shuffleboard and billiards. After sunset, gather by the new firepit and strike up a conversation – you’re sure to make new friends!

Whale’s Tale – Now Open

Enjoy the spectacular Maui sunrise at our casual beach bar: the closest cocktail spot to the water in Wailea. Don't miss the Kula Green, a fresh-pressed elixir of kale, parsley, cucumber, celery and apple.





Aulani Ballroom & Event Spaces – Now Open

Reimagine your next meeting. Modernized event spaces incorporate Maui’s gorgeous surroundings into the overall design and experience. Enjoy the trade wind breezes and sweeping Pacific Ocean views from our updated pre-function space, which flow naturally into each ballroom, meeting room, and breakout room. Meeting and event planners have been eager to book their next function in the new spaces, which feature sophisticated interiors, cool color palettes inspired by the ever-changing Pacific – think deep blues and grays – and contemporary new furniture, lighting, and layouts. Significant upgrades to technology ensure your next event runs flawlessly.



Grand Lanai Lobby

The tree-lined drive and dramatic open-air lobby have always been part of our spectacular arrival experience. This summer, a brand new lobby will welcome you to our re-imagined resort in style. Every aspect of your arrival will be refreshed, allowing you to relax and take in the spectacular ocean views after your travels. Panoramas will be widened via column adjustments, while the soaring ceiling and open air layout remain. Check in at the relocated front desk, oriented to let you look out at the ocean while checking in. The Grand Lanai Lobby transformation is expected to be completed December 2016.

Coming in December

Relax in the new Arrival/Departure Lounge, which is the only amenity of its kind on Maui! Featuring personal showers, lockers, and spa-like amenities, you’ll enjoy preparing for, or relaxing after, your red-eye flights in style. 

Guest Rooms - Now Open

Contemporary, cool, calming, and comfortable. Brand new guest rooms are inspired by Maui’s natural beauty: waves, sand, shells, and flora. Enjoy the sunrise with an espresso from your in-room Nespresso machine. Catch up on emails with technology upgrades, including well-placed outlets and USB ports and upgraded internet speed. Refresh in remodeled bathrooms, many featuring new showers. After a day at the beach, cool off with a quiet moment in front of new flat screen televisions featuring personalized streaming content. Wind down on a private lanai (balcony) as the sun dips into the ocean. Oceanfront guest rooms are so close to the water's edge that you can hear waves crashing as you fall asleep. The inviting and stylish rooms, complete with new furniture, lighting, bedding, artwork, amenities, and technology conveniences, will delight the modern day traveler.





Celebrity Chef Roy Yamaguchi is the founder of a collection of restaurants including 27 Roy’s Restaurants in the United States, Okinawa, Guam, and Eating House 1849. A pioneer of the Hawaii Regional Cuisine movement, he will bring his culinary perspective to Wailea with a new restaurant concept in December 2016. HUMBLE MARKET KITCHIN by Roy Yamaguchi will be the resort’s signature restaurant, and feature spectacular unobstructed ocean views from the open air lanai.

Adventure Pool, Kolohe Keiki Club, GameSpace and Cinema

A dramatic new remodel of the resort’s family amenities was a priority for Wailea Beach Resort. The transformation includes:

  • The existing children's pool will be transformed into a spectacular NALU Adventure Pool for kids of any age. Two new 300-foot water slides provide a thrill, while your littlest keiki can spend all day in new splash zones. Spend a quiet moment in a new swim-through grotto or under a family cabana. The pool bar will be revitalized, and a new food truck will provide fun all-day snacks for the ohana! This extensive transformation will occur on a remote section of the resort with minimal impact anticipated. During this time, the existing Children’s Pool will be closed. The NALU Adventure Pool is anticipated to open December 2016.
  • The Kolohe Keiki Club is the spot for kids to be kids! The dedicated learning and play facility will be staffed by licensed and trained ambassadors with every possible distraction for children under 12, and is expected to open December 2016.
  • GameSpace is a virtual playground located next to Starbucks on the lobby level. With a selection of traditional and electronic games, the entire family will enjoy this new amenity anticipated to open December 2016.
  • A brand new Movie House will feature a massive screen and bean bag seating. Snack on your favorite cinema snacks while enjoying frequent screenings in this intimate space. This blockbuster resort amenity is expected to open December 2016.

Luau Grounds

Te Au Moana, arguably the best oceanfront luau on Maui, will undergo at $2 million transformation. The same breathtaking ocean views at the Luau Grounds will feature new lush landscaping that frames the coastline. A vibrant new Hawaiian entertainment program will take guests on an immersive journey through song, dance, and storytelling. New culinary offerings featuring authentic Hawaiian dishes and local favorites will pair perfectly with tropical cocktails. The new Te Au Moana Luau program and event space, at the ocean's edge, are expected to be revealed December 2016.


Please note that completion or opening dates are estimates and may change without notice.

Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa