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Named one of Tripbase's Best Luxury Travel Blogs for 2011, below are Five Star Alliance's newest articles featuring exclusive information on luxury hotels worldwide including special offers and deals at the world's best hotels.

Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Family-Friendly Hawaiian Resort?

June 25, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Grand Wailea Resort Hotel and Spa
We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new blog series Your Questions Answered to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

QUESTION: We are a family of 4 and looking to stay in Hawaii What resort offers the best accommodations for our family?


ANSWER: Grand Wailea Resort Hotel and Spa

Your family's ultimate Hawaii getaway begins at the Grand Wailea Resort, winner of the AAA Four Diamond Award 14 consecutive years. Feel the sands of Wailea Beach between your toes. Unwind in the whirlpools of Spa Grande. Indulge in the cuisine of Alan Wong's Amasia. There's no shortage of unique activities to explore at the Grand Wailea.

Surrounded by the rising slopes of Haleakala and the expansive azure blue of the Pacific Ocean, the design of Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort captivates and delights the senses. Enjoy the lush, Polynesian beauty of an elegant Maui hideaway, providing an incomparable destination for relaxation and playful adventure.

Grand WaileaFor Your Family's Needs, We Recommend: 

Deluxe Ocean View 2 Queen connects Deluxe Ocean View. There is an additional per night fee to guarantee connecting rooms. Deluxe Ocean view rooms offer the best views in the Grand Wailea. Located on the upper floors of the Haleakala, Wailea and Molokini wings, these luxury accommodations provide ocean views from your lanai, perfect for enjoying Maui’s memorable sunsets. With beautiful ocean views, King bed or two Queen beds. Appointed with feather duvets and pillows and with spacious with a private lanai that is perfect for enjoying brilliant Maui sunsets.

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.

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Rest and Relaxation in Hawaii at Wailea Beach Villas

July 24, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Wailea Beach VillasVacations are all about relaxation, and what better way to relax than to treat yourself to a nice relaxing massage to start your vacation? If you are a spa buff and looking to vacation in the beautiful islands of Hawaii, why not stay at Wailea Beach Villas? The property is perfectly located in the serene and beautiful island of Maui. Their 10,000 square-foot Mandara Spa offers ocean-view treatment rooms, an oceanfront cabana for massages, and a full-service salon.

The Mandara experience began on the spiritual island of Bali, inspired by the beautiful tradition of healing touches which are so deeply entwined within the culture. These time-honored therapies, combined with European methods and natural elements indigenous to Bali, meld together to provide the most unique and pampering spa treatments. Grand Wailea Villas

Mandara Spa's services include several 60 to 90 minute massage packages for you to indulge in. The different massages are each rooted in the Hawaiian culture,  traditional massages available with sacred healing techniques that were practiced for hundreds of years. There are hot lava stone massages as well. The stones were collected from Maui’s beaches. Oils and fragrances also reflect the Hawaiian culture. The massage services provided at Wailea Beach Villas seem to be a one way ticket to rest and relaxation-ville.

 

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Did You Know? Wailea Beach Villas

May 17, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

These ultra-luxurious Penthouse suites and villas at Wailea Beach Villas are generously sized up to 3,100 square feet and feature a great room with an open floor plan comprising a living room, dining area and gourmet kitchen, complete with an embellished coffee bar. A private lanai with Viking barbecue grill is perfect for entertaining.

Wailea Beach Villas

 

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Sneak Peek: Andaz Maui at Wailea

May 9, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

Andaz maui at Wailea


Andaz Maui at Wailea is the newest luxury hotel on the block. The LEED certified resort is accepting reservations starting September 15, 2013. The 15-acre resort will have 297 guest rooms and suites, including seven luxury 2-4 bedroom residential villas. 

 Guest of Andaz Maui at Wailea will appreciate a host of services, from upscale spa services to a diverse array of experiential tours that celebrate Maui’s equally diverse culture.  Andaz Maui at Wailea's  LEED-certified status means that the resort has been enhanced with eco-friendly, green-minded amenities.

 

Exclusive Maui Resort Services include:

 

                                                    

Andaz Maui at Wailea

-Private access to Mokapu Beach

-4 outdoor infinity pools and separate adult pool

-2 poolside bars and lounges

-2 acclaimed full-service restaurants

-Full-service, eco-friendly spa with apothecary retail store

-Exclusive Wailea golf privileges

-Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access

-15,000 square feet of residential-style meeting and event facilities

-Experiential tours and activity desk

-Fitness center

Just minutes from Wailea’s most acclaimed golf courses, restaurants and shops, resort guests will experience their own slice of island life.

 

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The Kamehameha Suite at Maui's Honua Kai Resort & Spa

April 30, 2013
By: Meagan Drillinger

Five Star Alliance's sister publication, Luxury Travel Advisor, recently wrote an article about the Kamehameha Suite at Honua Kai Resort & Spa, a luxury resort which sits on 38 acres of Maui shoreline. 

Honua Kai Resort’s Kamehameha Suite"High rollers in Hawaii will want to make some room in their schedules to check out this swank accommodation. The six-room suite includes three bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room and dining room. Three and a half bathrooms round out the space. Top Digs: The Oceanfront Suite is on the sixth floor and offers views of the West Maui Mountains, islands of Moloka’i and Lana’i and the Pacific Ocean.

We love the transition from indoor to outdoor space. Guests can lounge on one of the three sunbeds, whale watch on a chaise lounge, take in the sunset from the center seating area or share dinner under the stars. Note: There is 2,650 square feet of indoor space and 3,200 square feet of outdoor area.

Inside, guests will find a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel Viking appliances, including a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and microwave; Bosch washer and dryer; wireless Internet; flat-screen TV; a king-size bed in every room and one queen-size sofa bed in the living room.

It will only set you back a nightly rate of $2,999."

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Image of the Day: Travaasa Hana

November 4, 2012
By: Five Star Alliance

 The hotel previously known as Hotel Hana-Maui has a new name but still has the same great views.

Posted in: Maui, HI

Missoni Fashion and D├ęcor at the Four Seasons Maui

November 29, 2011
By: Oksana Balytsky

The 22 Knots Boutique in the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea recently partnered with Missoni to offer its full line of Italian décor as well as apparel to the beautiful city of Maui. Lee Ann Sauter, the CEO and Founder of Seaside Luxe states that “the Missoni collection is one we know our customer won’t want to leave the island without.” Two Missoni-inspired Cabanas have been added to the Serenity Pool, providing favorite beach accessories, pillows, blankets, and furnishings. 22 Knots Boutique will have Missoni’s latest collection of swimsuits, skirts, shorts, and accessories perfect for fashionable travelers.

Aside from incredible fashion options at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea, Missoni also has two luxurious, 5-star resorts in the United Kingdom and Kuwait. Both of these resorts embrace the Missoni Way of making the world more beautiful and comfortable. The rooms and suites at the Missoni Hotel Edinburgh have a dynamic color scheme, unique patterns, and elegantly apply signature Missoni design notes. All of the rooms and suites at the Hotel Missoni Kuwait have stunning views overlooking the Arabian Gulf Road. The Missoni properties, style, and décor embrace elegance and warmth, and we encourage you to experience what these properties have to offer!


Hawaii's Grand Wailea Resort Debuts 20 Hands Massage

August 18, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Grand Wailea Resort, HawaiiYou heard that right. Maui's swank Grand Wailea Resort is launching a massage in September that could be the most lavish spa treatment we've ever heard of. 20 hands, 100 fingers, 10 massage therapists and just one couple to reap the benefits... Starting in September, the 20 Hands Duo Massage will be offered to honor the resort's 20th anniversary. Here's how it works: One therapist is focused on the scalp, one on the lower left side of the body, one of the lower right side of the body and two on the upper portion of the body including back and torso. Of course, this Swedish massage technique is performed in perfect unison. The Spa Grande’s 20-Hands Duo Massage costs $2,000 including taxes and gratuities with 24 hours advance reservation required, based on availability. Needless to say, the lucky couple gets to keep their lavender-scented neck pillows after the two and a half hour massage.


Hawaii Escapes: Girlfriend Getaway at the Grand Wailea Resort

May 20, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Grand Wailea Resort, MauiAn oceanfront pool with waterfalls and slides facing one of the best beaches in America... You may recognize the dreamy setting from "Just Go With It"- the comedy that Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston starred in earlier this year. Located on the island of Maui, the Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort has won all kinds of accolades for its pool. And now we just got word that the resort has launched its first ever Girlfriend Getaway package with savings of more than 30% for travel now through December 15, 2011. Based on a double occupancy room, the package requires a four night minimum stay and starts from $1,090 per person. If three girlfriends jet to Maui, it's approx. $890 per person and $789 per person for four gals- so the more, the merrier! (And the more savings.) Grand Wailea’s Girlfriend Getaway includes the following:

* 50-minute pampering at Spa Grande; pampering begins at the Termé Hydrotherapy Circuit, followed by one 50-minute signature massage or facial per person.

* Four-course dinner at Humuhumunukunukuapua'a with exclusive wine-pairing for one night of guests’ choice for all persons registered.

* 20% off select Grand Wailea retail shops.

* “Sparkle Like the Stars” experience at Grand Jewels, Wailea’s jewelers to the elite; try-on a million dollars worth of diamonds and rare gemstones.

* Daily, one-hour pass to Spa Grande’s Termé Hydrotherapy Circuit.