Grand Entrance

| March 3, 2014 | Parties National

The Party
As the first new luxury resort in Wailea in 20 years—not to mention, one of the chicest properties to arrive in the islands—all eyes were upon the Andaz when it kicked off its official welcome. Rest assured, the property more than lived up to its expectations.

The Scene

Without a doubt, the Andaz team proved it knew how to throw a party. After a Hawaiian blessing and greetings from Hyatt Group President – Americas Rakesh Sarna and General Manager Michael Stephens, guests made their way to the resort’s cascading infinity pools,
where cocktails and locally inspired bites awaited.

The Highlights
Thanks to Cultural Director Kainoa Horcajo, Hawaiian music and dance took center stage—but with a fresh modern delivery at dramatically lit rotating stages set up around the pools. The after-party kept the festivities going. While some guests tore up the dance floor, others worked the crowd in the vast open-air kitchen. –Photos by Jason Moore


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