Official Newsletter . March 2013 . Volume 4, Issue 3
ISLAND’S HOTEL OCCUPANCY, DAILY ROOM RATES ON THE RISE Visitor arrivals to Maui rose 5.9 percent in 2012 over 2011, according to a new report by Smith Travel Research and Hospitality Advisors. Hotel occupancy in Wailea increased to 77.4 percent, an increase of 7.3 percentage points. Wailea’s average daily rate for rooms increased slightly to $387.34, compared to the Lahaina-Kaanapali-Kapalua areas’ 73.6 percent occupancy and average daily rate of $235.06. Looking at the month of December 2012, Maui island showed a 5.1 percent increase in occupancy over the same month in 2011. The strong number was attributed to increases in the meetings, convention and incentive market (up 49.8 percent) and the marriage/honeymoon market (up 22.4 percent). Wailea set a December record for occupancy at 79.9 percent.
CELEBRATING KAL GAJOUM Born in Tripoli in 1968, Kal Gajoum entered his first art competition when he was a mere ten years old. Shortly thereafter, he was introduced to oil painting and palette knife techniques at the famed Leonardo Da Vinci School of Art in Rome. He spent the next several years dedicating himself to furthering his technique. In 1983 he was invited to hold his first exhibition in Tripoli at age 15. After a successful showing, he decided to take his art to the next level and moved to Paris to learn watercolor techniques and Parisian style painting through private instruction. In 1992 he returned to Tripoli for another successful exhibition and then settled in Malta, where he lived as a full time professional artist working under the Royal Fine Art Gallery for seven years. He made the decision to continue his pursuit of artistic knowledge and traveled to Tunisia, hosting various successful exhi-
bitions during this time. In 2000, Kal relocated to Britain where he ran the Center of Britain Art Gallery and started a permanent exhibition in the City of Carlisle, where he steadily perfected his palette knife techniques. In 2003, he immigrated to Canada where he now splits his time between residences in British Columbia and Quebec creating cityscapes and still life masterpieces. With paintings in prestigious collections across the globe, Kal Gajoum is an exciting modern master, who has rapidly established himself as a prominent figure in today’s art world. Join us to celebrate Kal Gajoum, Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 6:30-9:30pm. For more information, contact Eclectic Image Gallery at 874-0701 or www.eigmaui.com
ICE CREAM SOCIAL – MARK YOUR CALENDARS Join us for the next ice cream social, Friday, April 19 from 2pm to 3:30pm. The Ice Cream Socials, hosted by the general manager for store managers and owners, are held quarterly. RSVP is required.
LETTER FROM THE G.M.
Call the management office 891-6770 or email Tam.Hawley@cbre.com.
“Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.”
There I go with my favorite quotes again. But you have no doubt noticed that we have had some changes in our tenant mix. One store moves out, another moves in, another moves to a new location and stays herein. I really didn’t try to make that rhyme. As the saying goes, “change is good.” A thriving business isn’t one that necessarily adapts to change but rather sets the trend or the benchmark that others will adapt to. In that light we are always looking for opportunities to “up our game” or “raise the bar” through improving everything we do, including the quality of the stores that make up The Shops at Wailea. The Art of Peter Max, Swarovski, Canyon Beachwear and L’Occitane are but a few examples of “change is good.” In the coming months there may be more changes and subsequent improvements, all to ensure our standing as “the finest shopping and dining experience on Maui.” Speaking of dining, Ronald Reagan once quipped that “all great change in America begins at the dinner table.” So might I suggest you try one of our five fabulous restaurants and experience it yourself? Aloha, Robert “Bob” Dye General Manager, CBRE
Inject a touch of sparkle into your everyday appearance. The CLASSY COLLECTION, featuring bangles, necklaces, earrings and rings, is sure to add a dazzle to your look. Available in rose gold plated with sparkling clear and champagne crystal stones, the Classy Collection is your perfect ally for every occasion! Featured bracelet $130 Available at The Shops at Wailea Folli Follie location. 879-5467
WAILEA ON WEDNESDAYS Each Wednesday is highlighted by gallery receptions, artist appearances and one-night-only shop and restaurant specials. All are welcome to enjoy free live entertainment under the stars from 6:30 to 8:30pm. We proudly showcase the best performers in Hawai’i each week ... see listing below for this month’s schedule!
MARCH LINE-UP Lanakila & Co. March 6th Center courtyard, in front of fountain.
Benoit Jazz Works March 13th
East Wing, between St. John Boutique & Louis Vuitton
Bobby Moderow, Jr. March 20th Center courtyard, in front of fountain.
Leokane & CJ “Boom” Helekani March 27th
East Wing, between St. John Boutique & Louis Vuitton
MANAGER OF THE MONTH ANTHONY (TONY) WILLIAMS of CHEESEBURGER ISLAND STYLE is a newcomer to Maui, having resided in the favorite getaway of many island residents (Vegas, baby!) for the past fourteen years. Tony has over twenty years of food & beverage, entertainment/recreation and marketing experience. He honed his management skills with employers such as Lagasse’s Stadium at the Palazzo, The 40/40 Club Las Vegas at the Palazzo, and Desert Pines Golf Club. When time allows (not always easy when you manage and maintain a staff of 50-60 employees), you’ll find Tony playing golf or fishing, enjoying his favorite BBQ foods, or catching up on the arts and entertainment scene around the island.
GIFT CERTIFICATES Certificates are available for purchase through our on-site ATM machine (located on the first floor, near Longhi’s) in $20 increments, and act like cash at all stores and restaurants at The Shops at Wailea.
PASSMAN - 874-4999 Stop in, sip champagne, snack on chocolates and discover the new “Seven Hills” collection of 18k white gold or yellow gold, black coral, and diamonds. SISTERS & CO. - 874-0003 EVERY WEDNESDAY 20% off Sisters & Co. logo t-shirts during “Wailea on Wednesdays” (6-9pm). Mention “WOW” at purchase to receive discount. RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE - 874-8880 EVERY WEDNESDAY - Save 25% on any bottle of wine. HONOLUA SURF CO. - 891-8229 EVERY WEDNESDAY . “WOW” SALE (5pm - Close) 20% off any Honolua product. Mention “WOW” at purchase. MARTIN & MACARTHUR - 891-8844 . Buy 5 Martin & MacArthur koa coasters, get one free. . WEDNESDAY-ONLY “WOW” special after 6pm Free koa gift with purchase of $50 or more. Must mention you saw offer in this newsletter, FaceBook, or Twitter. LAHAINA GALLERIES - 874-8583 MEET THE ARTISTS AT ‘ART NIGHT’ March 6 - Ronaldo Macedo March 13 - Alessio & Marcello Bugagiar (The Twins) March 20 - Lori Wylie March 27 - Dario Campanile
Passman is excited to introduce our ARETHUSA COLLECTION! The Arethusa collection is our exclusive hand-casted solid silver coin. The Arethusa coin is sterling silver set in yellow gold with black coral accents, which complements our stunning Arethusa pendant of gold and silver on a black leather necklace catching the accents. Stop by to celebrate our new collection as you sip champagne, indulge in chocolate and receive a beautiful fresh Hawaiian flower Lei. Available at The Shops at Wailea Passman of Hawaii location. 879-8111 (Upper Level)
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT Discover our new “VITAMIN A” swimsuits and cover-ups summer collection. Celebrate Easter in bright colors with Canyon Beachwear. Available at The Shops at Wailea Canyon Beachwear location. 874-4999 (Upper Level)
SPREAD THE NEWS Got something to share? Submit your news or promotions by the 15th of each month to Tam.Hawley@cbre.com or our new Gilbert & Associates rep: email@example.com
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