Maui No Ka Oi! Living the Maui lifestyle

Conde Naste magazine voted Maui the Best Island in the World 16 years in a row…Ever wonder what you are missing???

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Coldwell Banker Island Properties
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Ho’olei Luxury Villas Information and Update

    Wailea, Maui’s #1 Selling Luxury Condo!

The Ho’olei community is located directly across the street from the Grand Wailea Resort and Spa. Relax with the comfort and ability to “lock and go” while at the same time enjoy the comforts of a condominium designed to feel like a stand alone residence.

Prices currently range from $1,990,000-$3,195,000
There is no other product like Ho’olei on the market! Contact Meghan for an update on recent sales and the Best Deals at Ho’olei!

On the ocean view lanai the Viking Gas BBQ & sub-zero fridge support that seamless Hawaii indoor / outdoor lifestyle that Maui is famous for.

Interior appointments include a private elevator, a gourmet Studio Snaidero kitchen with Wolf and Sub Zero appliances abundant.

All furniture, electronics, and house ware items are included.

Richly appointed Interiors

On-site amenities include one of the most impressive pools in the Wailea Resort, 24 hour security, shuttle service to the Grand Wailea Resort, a vast pavilion area, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. The purchase of Ho’olei includes a transferable membership to the Kulana Club at the Grand Wailea Resort
Link to Ho’olei Ammenities

Preview the entire Ho’olei site:

EcoBroker, Realtor(S) Meghan Clair can represent you as a Buyer’s Agent on these unique home.

Meghan Clair
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Coldwell Banker Island Properties

Photos and excerpts from for this blog post are from the Maui MLS,

Andaz Hotel Wailea-Maui’s Amazing New Oceanfront Resort

Construction has Begun on the New Andaz Hotel Wailea! Here is some insight into this unique chain of Luxury Resort Hotels soon to welcome visitors in beautiful and exclusive Wailea, Maui Hawaii!

It’s official! The cob-webbed Wailea Renaissance hotel on Maui is now slated to be a Hyatt-branded Andaz hotel after $90 million in renovations and two years. The property, which is currently owned by Starwood Capital, was previously scheduled to be a Baccarat Resort, before the downturn in economy forced a pull-out.

The Andaz Wailea Resort and Residences will feature 255 rooms, 35 suites and six four-bedroom villas. Andaz Wailea will include an assortment of world-class amenities including:

•A three course meal specialty restaurant
•Several relaxing outdoor pools
•A 15,000 square-foot spa
•State-of-the-art fitness facility

Andaz Wailea Resort and Residences will be located along 600 feet of Mokapu Beach in one of the most sought after leisure and resort destinations in North America. The Wailea master plan includes a 1.2 mile-long oceanfront beach path connecting all of its world class beaches, a premier shopping center, distinguished restaurants and a 54-hole golf club and a tennis club.

“The opportunity to develop a world-class resort along one of Hawaii’s most desirable beaches is unique, and we are delighted to partner with Starwood Capital, a company with a long history of designing and building world-class hotel and resort properties,” said Hyatt Hotels Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Mark S. Hoplamazian. “Andaz Wailea will be a great addition to Hyatt’s resort portfolio and an important new market for Andaz.”

At Andaz, we’ve set the stage to indulge your creativity with a local venue illuminated by a kaleidoscope of culture embedded in our walls.

Each hotel features the most adventurous, globally influenced design, yet also inhabits the sights, sounds and tastes of its surrounding neighborhood. There’s a creative vibe of a city hot spot infused with a worldly sense of something bigger. And a pulse centered around what’s going on inside and outside its doors. With it comes the authentic, intimate feeling that you’re in a place quite unlike anywhere else in the world. Come share your passions with like-minded individuals. And experience a truly local point of view.

Blessing of ANDAZ, Wailea

Other Andaz Locations Worldwide:
Andaz San Diego
Andaz West Hollywood
New York
Andaz 5th Avenue
Andaz Wall Street
England (United Kingdom)
Andaz Liverpool Street
People’s Republic of China
Andaz Shanghai

For more information on ANdAZ hotel Wailea or property for sale in the surrounding resorts contact Meghan Clair of Coldwell Banker-Wailea Shops Office. Meghan specializes in assisting Buyers find THE BEST South Maui Oceanfront and Luxury Investments.

She is pleased to represent you as a Buyer’s Agent on any unique Maui home or condo.

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
Coldwell Banker Island Properties-Shops at Wailea
(808) 463-8485 Direct Phone
(808) 874-8668 Office Phone

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Maui Oceanfront Properties For Sale December 2011

Maui December 2011 Oceanfront homes and condos for sale island wide!

From expansive oceanfront luxury estates to more affordable vacation rental condos, it’s no secret that Maui offers some of The Best Ocean Front Property ownership opportunities in the entire world!

Here are links to everything currently on the market!

Homes: South Maui West Maui North Shore

Condos Under $1M: South Maui West Maui

Condos Over $1M: South Maui West Maui

EcoBroker, Realtor(S) Meghan Clair of Coldwell Banker-Wailea Shops Office specializes in assisting Buyers find THE BEST South Maui Oceanfront and Luxury Investments.

She is pleased to represent you as a Buyer’s Agent on any unique Maui home or condo.

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
(808) 463-8485 Direct Phone
(808) 874-8668 Office Phone
Coldwell Banker Island Properties

EcoBroker Meghan Clair on Home Hunters TV Hawaii

Home Hunter Tv Hawaii Website

The Home Hunter Hawaii TV Show is a half-hour weekly Real Estate/Home Services talk show. The program airs every Sunday morning at 11:00AM on ABC KITV Channel 4. We will preview state wide luxury properties for sale, new communities, home services, home furnishings and decor, interior/exterior design trends, property services, local builders, home financing, real estate market news, and much more.

Interested in MAUI REAL ESTATE???
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EcoBroker, Realtor(S) Meghan Clair of Coldwell Banker-Wailea Shops Office specializes in assisting Buyers find THE BEST Maui Oceanfront and Luxury Investments.

Meghan ClairRealtor (S), EcoBroker
(808) 463-8485 Direct Phone
(808) 874-8668 Office Phone
Coldwell Banker Island Properties-Shops at Wailea

Maui News Article on new Luxury Wailea Hotel… Andaz!

Construction site prepped for ‘un-hotel’
Renaissance set to become a 255-unit luxury Andaz property

October 16, 2011
By HARRY EAGAR – Staff Writer

The Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort has sat empty for more than four years, but workers are on-site now preparing for a partial demolition and reconstruction as the Andaz Wailea Hotel.

Construction of the 255-unit luxury hotel is expected to begin early next year, said Laurie Cole, director of corporate communications for Hyatt Hotels Corp.

There are five Andaz hotels in existence and six more in planning, each unique. Some are reconstructions of old buildings, others new from the ground up. A corporate statement says Andaz aims to deliver a “a kaleidoscope of style and culture from the area that surrounds it” but as an “un-hotel.”

Guests are invited to be “refined but casual,” and the target market includes the “creative class” including successful entrepreneurs, and “professional bohemians.”

Ever since the once highly regarded Stouffer Wailea Beach Resort, at one time a AAA Five-Diamond property, fell on hard times during the sluggish ’90s (by then as a Renaissance brand), the owners of the prime 15.5-acre beachfront lot have been jockeying to reposition their spot as a high-concept luxury resort.

Since plans were made to replace the aging Renaissance in 2005, the lot was proposed as the launch property for not just one but two superpremium nameplates, first St. Regis, then Baccarat.

current view of the Renaissance hotel

Initially, the idea was to raze the buildings and replace them with 150 large condominiums. Innovative ideas, like putting most of the back-of-the-house facilities and much of the parking underground, and discouraging autos by using a fleet of “golf cart butlers” were floated to distinguish the new property from other Hawaii resorts.

In a reversal of frequent experience (such as at Turtle Bay on Oahu), the project was able to get government approvals but not financing.

At that time, Hawaii hotels were enjoying record revenue of $3 billion, and other, even more expensive rebuildings of early Maui hotels were in the works, especially the Residences at Kapalua that replaced the Kapalua Bay Hotel.

The new Wailea resort was to have opened in 2008, ahead of the collapse on Wall Street, but already by then the ground had shifted under the owners’ feet, and it was back to the drawing board.

The original hotel, with 349 rooms and about the same number of employees, had opened in 1978, when Wailea was remote and empty except for what is now the Wailea Beach Marriott and the tiny Wailea Shopping Village (since replaced by the Shops at Wailea).

The St. Regis, later expanded to 193 condominium-hotel units from 150, was tagged as a $250 million project. The condos were to have been priced at $1.5 million and up.

Starwood Capital Group was behind the St. Regis idea, under the leadership of Barry Sternlicht. Sternlicht is a former chief executive of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, but although the companies have similar names, they are independent.

For reasons never publicly explained, the St. Regis proposal was dropped, but a nearly identical project under the Baccarat name was proposed in mid-2007.

The hotel was closed that September. The Baccarat was to have opened by late 2008. The demolition never happened, but a financial crash did.

Not until October 2010 did Hyatt and Starwood Capital Group announce a joint venture to develop the lot as an Andaz.

That announcement was for an Andaz hotel “and residences.” Although some Andaz hotels, such as the one on Wall Street in Manhattan, are described as hotel-residences, the Wailea development appears to have de-emphasized the residential aspect, which was key to the St. Regis/Baccarat plans.

The 2010 announcement called for 255 rooms and 35 suites ranging from 456 to 2,321 square feet, as well as six four-bedroom villas averaging about 3,500 square feet.

The current fact sheet mentions only 255 rooms, with a restaurant, pools, spa, bar and grill, gym and meeting space.

That would make it a midsize Andaz hotel, which range from about 175 to 325 rooms.

The current price tag has not been announced, but earlier estimates were around $90 million.

Cole said more details would be revealed as the time for new construction approached.

Other existing Andaz hotels are in West Hollywood; San Diego; New York (Wall Street and Fifth Avenue); and London. Besides Wailea, Andaz hotels are under construction in Amsterdam; Delhi; Sanya Sunny Bay, China; Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands; Papagayo, Costa Rica; and Shanghai. The Shanghai hotel will have its soft opening this week.

The Renaissance, originally just the Wailea Beach, initially was operated by Western International Hotels for its owner, Hong Kong-based Grosvenor International.

This Maui News Article is a great update on the new hotel being built 2012 Link to article above on Maui New Online

For updates on Wailea/Makena real estate
Contact EcoBroker, Realtor (S) Meghan Clair

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
(808) 463-8485 Direct Phone
(808) 874-8668 Office Phone
Coldwell Banker Island Properties-Shops at Wailea

Maui Oceanfront Homes for Sale December 2010!

Have you always wondered what it would be like to own a private get away on the beach in Hawaii?

Do you come to Maui year after year, and each time say you are waiting for just the right time to buy in the Luxury Market?

Honestly if you wait any longer, you are going to miss the best deals…
The time is now!


Recent Stats:

Number of Ocean front homes sold in Maui 2010
Average List Price:$7,998,785
Average Sold Price:$6,581,000
List Prices ranged from $1,300,000-$27,500,000

Number of Ocean front homes sold in Maui 2009
Average List Price:$6,638,181
Average Sale Price:$4,985,000
List Prices ranged from $1,850,000-$18,500,000


Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
(808) 463-8485 Direct Phone
(808) 874-8668 Office Phone

JUST SOLD: Maui EcoFreindly Hokulani Golf Villa

Hokulani Golf Villa #131

Amazing views, Great location, EcoFriendly features, Upgrades Throughout, Golf membership benefits,Infinity Pool Pavilion, New construction!


Please call or email me to learn more about the Hokulani Golf Villas! I am happy to represent you in your Home Sale or Maui Property Search!


Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
Coldwell Banker Island Properties
(808) 463-8485 cell
(808) 874-8668 office