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Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort {US-HI}

Old Feb 7, 20, 11:46 am
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Anyone have any luck getting upgraded to to Napua Tower as a Diamond recently?

And in terms of quality of food/value, anyone have any opinion on the best eateries to spend $350 resort credit at the resort for a family of 2 adults, 1 very hungry 7.5 year old and one no so ravenous 4 year old (but I see they eat free at most of the restaurants, so I guess I would be paying for 3) over two nights? I will have Diamond status, so I guess we will get Breakfast twice (we are going to miss the Sunday Brunch though as we leave Saturday) so that will be ($38 + whatever they charge the 7.5 year old) *2 ++ right off the top. Any recommendations for where to go with my remaining balance?
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Old Feb 7, 20, 11:54 am
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+1, We've been wondering the same thing. Our tentative plan has been to grab sandwiches and drinks around the pool, they're overpriced of course but it seems like we could get at least a couple meals out of the credits - and since the pools are the big draw, it also maximizes the opportunity to enjoy them.
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Old Feb 7, 20, 3:39 pm
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I find the prices and quality of food at the pool to be decent for Maui/a Waldorf property. The service has always been pretty slow, though, even when ordering early in the day.
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Old Feb 7, 20, 4:53 pm
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Originally Posted by UsernameChuck
+1, We've been wondering the same thing. Our tentative plan has been to grab sandwiches and drinks around the pool, they're overpriced of course but it seems like we could get at least a couple meals out of the credits - and since the pools are the big draw, it also maximizes the opportunity to enjoy them.
Good idea. I guess it will all depend on the wife and the kids. We definitely are looking at spending the majority, if not all the time at the pools. DO you think $350 total is enough to feed us for 3 days and 2 nights? I am trying to gauge whether I will be going over...and if so, whether I should just go all the way up to $700 total to get the additional $60 credit.
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Old Feb 7, 20, 5:42 pm
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Originally Posted by HIFlya
Good idea. I guess it will all depend on the wife and the kids. We definitely are looking at spending the majority, if not all the time at the pools. DO you think $350 total is enough to feed us for 3 days and 2 nights? I am trying to gauge whether I will be going over...and if so, whether I should just go all the way up to $700 total to get the additional $60 credit.
What card/offer do you have to get a $350 resort credit?
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Old Feb 7, 20, 6:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Eujeanie
What card/offer do you have to get a $350 resort credit?
Sorry for the confusion. I already have $350 advanced on my bill to utilize my $250 Aspire Credit and $70 Amex Offer Credit from last winter.
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Old Feb 8, 20, 9:55 am
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I love this thread so much.
I am so thrilled for our April stay.

I don’t like seeing birds in the open food area of the big buffet so I just don’t do the GW buffet. I think a lot of nearby cafes and counter-service places are busy with hotel guests that are balancing their hotel restaurants with other places.

the Andaz buffet looked great in a video and there weren’t birds. I just don’t like the idea of birds at the buffet. I think they’re dirtier than humans.
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Old Feb 8, 20, 1:50 pm
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Originally Posted by gaobest
I love this thread so much.
I am so thrilled for our April stay.

I dont like seeing birds in the open food area of the big buffet so I just dont do the GW buffet. I think a lot of nearby cafes and counter-service places are busy with hotel guests that are balancing their hotel restaurants with other places.

the Andaz buffet looked great in a video and there werent birds. I just dont like the idea of birds at the buffet. I think theyre dirtier than humans.
They should bring in a falcon or a hawk to help curb the small birds like most high end resorts do.
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Old Feb 8, 20, 9:32 pm
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Originally Posted by HIFlya
Sorry for the confusion. I already have $350 advanced on my bill to utilize my $250 Aspire Credit and $70 Amex Offer Credit from last winter.
so you also have the $350 Amex offer together with $250 in resort credit?

if youre planning on dinner, doubtful its enough. Theyre really expensive!
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Old Feb 9, 20, 6:12 pm
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Originally Posted by kthpence
They should bring in a falcon or a hawk to help curb the small birds like most high end resorts do.
The Biltmore by Waldorf in Arizona does this. Wish the Wailea would, too.
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Old Feb 9, 20, 6:20 pm
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Explain this to me...is this in the dead of night, or do you have hawks swooping down on your table eating the sparrows while you are eating. Sounds HORRIBLE.
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Old Feb 9, 20, 7:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Eujeanie
Explain this to me...is this in the dead of night, or do you have hawks swooping down on your table eating the sparrows while you are eating. Sounds HORRIBLE.
To each his own, I guess. I would eat the buffet each morning if I could see that in person.
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Old Feb 9, 20, 9:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Eujeanie
Explain this to me...is this in the dead of night, or do you have hawks swooping down on your table eating the sparrows while you are eating. Sounds HORRIBLE.
It's a little less intense than that. The small birds are simply deterred by the presence of a larger predator. The falcons and hawks aren't (generally) killing smaller birds in front of guests...in fact, at some resorts, you can have them land on your arm w/ the help of the falconer.
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Old Feb 9, 20, 9:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Eujeanie
Explain this to me...is this in the dead of night, or do you have hawks swooping down on your table eating the sparrows while you are eating. Sounds HORRIBLE.
In the resorts where I've seen this, the large birds are tethered. Just their presence is enough to scare off the smaller birds.
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Old Feb 9, 20, 10:50 pm
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Well now I feel a tiny bit better. So really like a live scarecrow. I just wish China Shrek had been joking, but I don't think so.
The birds don't bother me. I don't feed them, but I wish them no harm.
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