Our hearts go out to those touched by the devastating wildfires. We remain grateful that the Wailea region of South Maui was not impacted by the wildfires, and that all of our team members are safe and accounted for.
As we look towards the future of our island, it is more important now than ever that guests continue to visit Maui. Governor Josh Green said: “All other areas of Maui [except Lahaina] and the rest of Hawai‘i are safe and open to visitors, and we continue to welcome and encourage travel to our beautiful state, which will support the local economy and help speed the recovery of those who have already suffered so much.”
Grand Wailea continues to warmly welcome our guests. By visiting Maui and Grand Wailea, you are helping to ensure our island’s community has jobs, shelter, and livelihood.
Supporting our Community
Over the past few weeks, our focus has been to do everything we can to support kamaʻāina and our Grand Wailea ‘ohana. We are proud of how our team has come together to support our island. These are just a few of the recent efforts we’ve taken to help rebuild.
Donate to Support Recovery Efforts
If you are considering making a monetary donation to support recovery efforts, we recommend Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund or the local Maui United Way. Every dollar contributed will go directly to nonprofits on the ground providing the urgent help people need now and for many months to come.
Wiwoʻole Maui Benefit Concert
Grand Wailea came together with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, KITV4 News, and Pacific Media Group to host the Wiwoʻole Maui Benefit Concert. Uniting over a dozen talented artists, the live streamed event raised funds for the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation's Maui Strong Fund.
World Central Kitchen
In partnership with World Central Kitchen (WCK) and other hotels, Grand Wailea helped prepare and provide thousands of meals to displaced individuals at shelters across Maui.
Maui Strong Fund
In addition to local efforts, Hilton donated to the Maui Strong Fund matching dollar-for-dollar donations.
The resort has also donated hundreds of sleeping arrangements and laundry services to shelters, a full emergency kitchen to be used in West Maui, thousands of hygiene supplies, and additional supplies collected from team members. We are working closely with local authorities to determine what additional support may be needed.
How to Visit Maui After the Wildfires
If you have an upcoming reservation with us or are planning a stay in the near future, we understand that you may have a few questions about how you can visit Grand Wailea in the wake of the devastating wildfires that swept through Lahaina and West Maui. Outside of these areas, the rest of Maui has not been directly impacted by the fires and continues to welcome guests.
Signature Travel Network is pleased to be in Maui
"There was no other choice than to show up and be here," Signature Travel Network president and CEO Alex Sharpe said on stage.
That story was loud and clear, he said: Maui is open and needs tourists.
STN's Recovery Efforts
During their event, the group held a silent auction where funds and donations would all benefit local groups helping the recovery. Attendees were encouraged to pack needed supplies to donate. And, Signature made Saturday a day of service.
- More than 7,000 pounds of supplies were donated
- Over $400,000 in donations was raised
- Thousands of meals were prepared on site to go to those affected
- And more
“I'm in Maui. And I'm glad I came.”
Signature Travel Network attendee, Jaime Biesiada writes:
Right now, Maui needs tourism dollars more than ever. Outside of affected areas, the island is well: travel advisors, don't discourage your clients from visiting. Encourage them to travel here, responsibly, outside of affected areas where recovery operations are ongoing.
Clients are probably hesitant to visit Maui right now. But it's up to the industry to redirect commercial traffic here. Please defer to local operators, who share the united voice that Maui is open for business. Help make it happen.
We continue to be impressed by the support and collaboration that we have seen within our local community and beyond. Thank you to our partners for stepping up to support Maui in a time of need.
Erewhon x Grand Wailea
Grand Wailea teamed up with Erewhon, enabling Erewhon customers to round up their purchases to be donated to the Maui Strong Fund.
Blackstone x Grand Wailea
Blackstone provided financial support to aid both employees and residents in their efforts to recover on the island.
Employee's Only x Grand Wailea
Employee's Only in New York City joined forces with Grand Wailea to contribute to the Maui Strong Fund, donating the full proceeds from their Mai Tai sales to support the cause.
Rise Studio x Grand Wailea
Grand Wailea partnered with Rise Studio for two charity rides purchasing all the bikes and donating 100% of the proceeds to the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation plus dollar-for-dollar matches in support of the Maui Strong Fund.