With hotel occupancy down at so many properties in Maui and the state as a whole, the Four Seasons at Wailea manages to maintain an average of 70 to 75%. Of course, this might explain why the scores in Zagat are so high and why the hotel received its 5th star from Mobil, the only Hawaiian property to do so. But I am now fully aware of the mystique that pervades this place. Even though my wife and I regularly spend a month in Maui, it has long been a wish to spend a few nights here. This time we decided to spend the last three nights before flying back to the mainland. Neither my wife nor I had a birthday nor were we celebrating any special occasion. We just wanted to be here. We booked a partial view room and were given an ocean view room, with a peak of the ocean from the pillow.
Because so much has already been said (and these reviews were really the factors that led me to book this place), I wish simply to point out some information that hasn't really been discussed. By all means, arrange your visit to fall on a Wednesday so that you can participate in the Manager's reception. Here you get to mingle not only with other guests but mainly with the staff. And the staff use this opportunity to find out for themselves how everything is operating. Brian, the food and beverage manager, introduced us--and the guests around us--to three chefs from the three main restaurants here (Duo, Spago, Ferraro's). Each chef brought out an appetizer for all to try. Another "Brain" does not usually get much recognition. He is the operator of the Business Center and can offer a wealth of information on cameras, computers, I guess anything! Check out the photos he's taken--they're for sale at realistic prices. He is the one we should have asked about battery chargers since the Concierge was unable to provide information. And by all means ask for the self-guided Art Tour booklet. Even though the Grand Wailea has a wealth of Western art, check out the collection here at the Four Seasons. Better yet, arrange for a tour on Friday.
Many have written about how generous the hotel is. Did you know that a free whale-watch tour is available at Ma'alaea Harbor? You just have to contact the Concierge and arrange to be at the harbor before 2:00. Although several of us might raise our eyebrows at a $32 breakfast buffet, you will not need to eat until dinner. And please consider the Lobby Lovel Bar. Yes, it is a bar and there are bar and food menus, but one can order anything off of any menu from the restaurants at the hotel. What kind of place offers that kind of service?? And if the two of you share a salad and main course, the bill will be almost affordable. But then again, guests do not come here based on the affordability of the hotel. But when we checked out, I noticed that our original room rate quote had gone down $50 per night. Somebody is performing alchemy and trying to draw us back.
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