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Maui Land and Pineapple Update - 02/24/09 08:15 PM
Today, Maui Land and Pineapple, the parent company of the Kapalua Resort announced its response to the current economic climate. In addition to department consolidation and elimination of non-essential travel, all salaried employees will take a 10% paycut. Approximately 100 positions were eliminated at the resort and in the corporate offices. ML&P is in discussions with both the Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences, Kapalua and the Kapalua Spa, asking for priority consideration for those employees affected by today's cuts. Both are slated to open in June, and expected to create about 150 jobs in the community. You can find more information online at both www.pacific.bizjournals.com and www.honoluluadvertiser.com (0 comments)
Kapalua Realty 9 Hole Invitational with Morgan Pressel - 02/21/09 04:12 PM
This week, our office had the pleasure of hosting a nine-hole invitational with LPGA Kapalua Classic Winner, Morgan Pressel. 32 of our Kapalua Resort owners played the back nine of the Bay Course, with each team teeing off with Morgan on the 17th hole. After the tournament, we retired to the Pineapple Grill at the Bay Course Clubhouse for pupus. Morgan is a ton of fun, and was generous with her time. As a spectator on 17, I saw some wonderful shots and enjoyed seeing everyone play.
Morgan Pressel with Gary Planos, SVP of resort operations and tournament director.
Cheering the Winner on 17! (0 comments)
Kapalua Resort Market Activity 7 Day Snapshot - 02/21/09 03:55 PM
It's been a busier week in the Kapalua Resortin terms of market activity. Occupancy was higher throughout the resort, and we had several special events, including Whale Quest, and the Grand Opening of the Kapalua Cafe at the Adventure Center. There are two new listings, one, a Ridge Villa one bedroom for $945,000 and the other, a two acre lot at the Plantation Estates for $1,275,000. We saw several price reductions this past week, largely at the Ridge Villas and Bay Villas. This week also brought new escrows, with two homes now pending at Pineapple Hill. Priced under $3 million, the (2 comments)
Realtor's Association of Maui: January Sales Statistics - 02/15/09 07:21 PM
Each month, the Realtor's Association of Maui posts a summary of the market activity island wide for the prior month. This is a helpful resource for both Buyers and Sellers who are interested in evaluating market trends, as there are Year to Date figures as well as comparisons with the prior year. It is important to keep in mind that the statistical base is quite small and a region can show a 100% increase or decrease over prior years due to just one sale occurring. The Kapalua Resort market, though slow in January, has begun to pick up. I've noted an (0 comments)
Kapalua Resort Market Activity: Year to Date - 02/11/09 07:35 PM
The following is an update for the Kapalua Resort Market, including Active Listings, Pending Sales, and Sales Year-to-Date. You will note that pricing in the resort ranges from $575,000 for a one bedroom Golf Villa to $19,500,000 for a home in Kapalua Place. There has been one property sold this year, at the Golf Villas, and there are two properties pending, one in Pineapple Hill, and one at the Residences.
Please note: all information is compiled from the Maui MLS system on the date of this posting. It is believed to be accurate, but is subject to change, and should not be relied (0 comments)
World Class Blends: Wine Tasting - 02/11/09 05:38 PM
Cafe Kapalua is the Kapalua Resort's best kept secret. This little cafe initially opened to serve coffee and snacks to adventure seekers stopping by to register for the hikes or to spend the day out on the mountain zip-lining. Since it began, the Cafe's menu has grown and it is one of my favorite breakfast and lunch spots (if I can get a table!). Friday through Sunday, February 20-22nd, the Cafe Kapalua will celebrate its grand opening with breakfast and lunch specials all weekend long. The cafe features innovative and healthy cuisine, often using local organic ingredients (many from Kapalua Farms). On (0 comments)
Kapalua Resort Announces New Three Hole Walking Course - 02/08/09 08:53 PM
The Kapalua Golf Academy is pleased to announce the availability of a new three-hole walking course, which consists of former Village Course holes 1 and 2 and one at the practice green. There are three sets of tees with varying yardage, making it ideal for young, new, senior or seasoned golfers to polish their skills and walk this scenic loop. Currently, the cost is $25 for visitors, $20 for resort guests and kama‘āina, $15 for Kapalua Club Gold members and free for Kapalua Club Platinum members. Disc golf has been moved across the highway on the Kapalua Resort's old Village Course, where (0 comments)
Kapalua Resort in the News - 02/05/09 04:59 PM
With all of the exciting changes in the Kapalua Resort, there has been a fair amount of press. Here is a sampling of features about the resort and some of the activities that you might find interesting: From GolfDigest.com there is a review of Kapalua's famed Plantation Course, which made Golf Digest's list of the America's 100 Greatest Public Courses. On her travel show, Rachel Ray Featured lunch Beach House at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, ziplining at the Mountain Outpost, and golf with the Kapalua Golf Academy's Jerry King at the Bay Course: Video Clip 1 and Video Clip 2 Or, if Spas are more your style, read about the Spa at (0 comments)
Website Development: Adding A Calender Using Google - 02/05/09 02:51 PM
After a client commented on my website's blog that they found the date posts confusing--particularly if it referenced an event to take place in the future, I got to thinking. One of my goals was to post useful information on local events unique to my area of expertise. Most of my clients live on the mainland, and their trip to Maui is at a specific time, so a calendar function would certainly make it easier for them to find out what will be happening while they are here. I love reader feedback and always try to implement changes that will make my (1 comments)
Kapalua Resort Owner's Coffee Hour - 02/05/09 02:24 PM
The Kapalua Resort's Quarterly Coffee Hour for Resort Owners is well attended. After all, this is Maui, and any change is big change. Over the past few years, the Kapalua Resort has undergone a spectacular transformation, with the additions of activities, such as the coastal trails and zip-lines, and new development, such as the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Kapalua Bay and the Kapalua Spa. In these Coffee Hours, management from Kapalua Land Company and their parent company, Maui Land and Pineapple, are on hand to provide updates on resort development and events, and to answer questions. Today, it was announced that the resort is on (0 comments)
'Aipono Awards Winemaker's Dinner Series to Benefit Maui Culinary Academy - 02/02/09 08:49 PM
Pineapple Grill is one of my favorite Kapalua spots. It's just a short walk from where I live at the Golf Villas, and has a great bar menu when looking for a quick bite, fantastic weekend brunches, and lovely lunches and dinners. On February 25th, Pineapple Grill will host a wine dinner to benefit Maui Culinary Academy as part of the ‘Aipono Awards Winemaker's Dinner Series. This incredible evening will feature Chef Ryan's award winning cuisine paired with the wines of Southern France. Master Sommelier Fran Kysela will co-host the event, limited to 30 people, in a spectacular outdoor setting. The Maui Culinary Academy is (0 comments)
Merriman's to Host Winemaker's Dinner on February 5, 2009 - 02/02/09 07:40 PM
On Thursday, February 5th, Ancien Wines Owner and Winemaker Ken Bernards will pair four of his signature wines with Chef Philip Wong's four-course Hawai'i Regional menu to create a memorable dinner. Since moving to Kapalua in January, Merriman's has become one of my favorite evening spots. It's just a short walk from our home to this spectacular setting. While the more formal dinner inside is outstanding, I really enjoy dining al fresco at the point. Here they've set up tables and chairs to take in the sunset, and the fare is lighter (pupus and cocktails). After dinner, I gravitae to the chairs around the fire pit, the perfect (0 comments)
Lahaina Local Business Spotlight: Wiki Wash Reopens! - 02/02/09 06:23 PM
Maui is a small island, and West Maui is a small town. Whenever I go out, whether it's to the movies, the grocery store, or the beach, I run into someone I know. Instead of the grapevine, we affectionately call the fast traveling word of mouth news here the "Coconut Wireless." The Coconut Wireless is how I often hear of new businesses, great restaurants, real estate happenings, and cool Maui events. And the Coconut Wireless is how I heard that the Wiki Wash and Lube had reopened. It's a full service car wash here in the Lahaina Business Park, and a great way to get your car clean (0 comments)
Aloha, The January edition of my Kapalua Resort Newsletter and Market Update, is now posted online. Over the last month, there were 14 new listings, ranging from a low of $599,000 for a Golf Villa one-bedroom to a high of $7,110,000 for a three bedroom Ritz-Carlton Residence, Kapalua Bay. There have been 23 properties that have reduced their asking prices: one at the Ironwoods, two Pineapple Hill Homes and two lots, four Golf Villas, six Bay Villas, and seven Ridge Villas. There were three price increases: one at the Bay Villas, and two at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Kapalua Bay. (0 comments)
Author Bio: Courtney Brown is a Realtor with Island Sotheby's International Realty in Maui, Hawaii. Courtney was born here in Maui and educated at Smith College. She specializes in Maui real estate, with a focus on second homes, oceanfront, and resort properties in Kapalua, Napili, Kaanapali, and West Maui. p>
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