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[ARCHIVE to 2017] Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort {US-HI}

Old Feb 6, 06, 11:52 am
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Greetings,

I just want to make sure that I have not stumbled upon a "bogus site".

I have considered staying at the Grand Wailea on Maui for some time now. I have recently checked the Grand Wailea website and found out that they are linked to Hilton somehow. Then I went to the Hilton site and they appeared to have the Grand Wailea listed as their property.

Just curious, when did Hilton buy out the Grand Wailea? The last time I checked the Grand Wailea site, they were independent or owned buy a Japanese company.
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Old Feb 6, 06, 12:28 pm
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According to this thread, Hilton gained management rights for the property (not ownership) about three weeks ago.

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Old Feb 6, 06, 12:30 pm
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http://www.hiltonhawaii.com/index.html
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Old Feb 6, 06, 12:43 pm
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I did see something regarding this on the HH website some time ago and if memory serves it said Spring 2006.

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edited to add at the HH website it shows its avialable right now ^ ^
Part of the new Waldorf Collection.
Great news, since a HH property on Maui is sorely needed.

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Old Feb 6, 06, 2:56 pm
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Answered that question. For your info "cblaisd" I found it under www.hilton.com and www.grandwailea.com. At the www.grandwailea.com the only reason I noticed it was the "information" page for a reservation. It looked "real familiar" to a Hilton page.
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Old Feb 6, 06, 3:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Bishope2
Thanks

Answered that question. For your info "cblaisd" I found it under www.hilton.com and www.grandwailea.com. At the www.grandwailea.com the only reason I noticed it was the "information" page for a reservation. It looked "real familiar" to a Hilton page.

Yeah, definitely looks like you can book it from Hilton's site. I don't see it coming up yet under award bookings yet though.

Edited tp add: I just called Hilton Honors. The reservation agent said award bookings can be made starting Sept. 5 for stays beginning Sept. 5. (Of course, she also told me you can't book the hotel using $$ through Hilton yet either, but I did a dummy booking for tonight from the Hilton site while I was on the phone with her.)

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Old Feb 6, 06, 3:45 pm
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just booked a visit in June.
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Old Feb 6, 06, 3:53 pm
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but I did a dummy booking for tonight from the Hilton site while I was on the phone with her.)
What, you didn't trust the CSR??

I just have to say (again), that I am really glad that the Grand Wailea is now part of Hilton.

I am so looking forward to staying here... just as soon as the kids are a bit older. Hmm, maybe grandparents would be up for extended babysitting?
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Old Feb 6, 06, 4:00 pm
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I stayed there when it was a Hyatt right at the beginning in 1993.
I think it was only a few weeks old.I remember looking up at the regency club from the foyer and thinking about all the high flyers that must be in there -or very rich people
Well now I realise that they were just very smart people
I look forward to checking out that exec club in the near future.

Anyone got a report yet
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Old Feb 6, 06, 4:13 pm
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any idea on point redemption or category?
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Old Feb 6, 06, 4:23 pm
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any idea on point redemption or category?
I asked and the agent said didn't have that info yet. I would guess we all know the answer though.
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Old Feb 6, 06, 5:21 pm
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any idea on point redemption or category?
This bad boy's pretty much gotta be a six, right? There aren't any one-offs above the posted categories like there are in SPG, are there?

I hope Grand Wailea doesn't cause HH to introduce Category 7.
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Old Feb 6, 06, 6:11 pm
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Old Feb 6, 06, 6:43 pm
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Whoa!
Maybe this will take some pressure off the HHV & HWV?


20 USD resort charge.
Ouch.
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Old Feb 6, 06, 8:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Bishope2
...For your info "cblaisd" I found it under www.hilton.com and www.grandwailea.com. At the www.grandwailea.com the only reason I noticed it was the "information" page for a reservation. It looked "real familiar" to a Hilton page.
I wasn't doubting anyone, just pointing out that it is not yet listed on the consolidated website that the three current Hilton Hawaii properties share.

I join those who are pleased about this and who hope that there won't be any changes to the number of points needed for a 6 night award stay.
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