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Saturday, September 16, 2006



The very first luxury hotel to open in Wailea was The Intercontinental. Today it is called The Renaissance. In the very near future, this structure will be razed and replaced with high-rise, high-end luxury condos. Its time as a star has long passed and it is actually cheaper to start from scratch than to rehabilitate this aging structure.

I just wanted to share a few images.

The Entry
Leftside entry wall sculpture
Rightside entry wall sculpture
A traditional Hawai'ian outrigger canoe
The reverse view
Looking down from the entry level


To avoid the banality of reflections of this week's shifts. Lets just say that I made money and leave it at that.

Even the drunks were boring and obnoxious and trite.

1100 Microsoft employees arrived last night, by bus, and started a week long stay at The Grand. Some sort of sales conference for their commercial products.


West Mau'i Mountains
Kamaole Beach Park
West Mau'i Mountains
The Pacific Ocean
isn't always placid

No Rain
No Rainbows
A walk on the beach

Haleakala Crater


"Let's all be careful out there!"


Brent said...

My wife's cousin is married to a native Hawaiian. I would love to vist there, and the pictures you provide make it so inviting!!

jo said...

Hi Wil

What a shame that the old hotel will have to be demolished. It will obviously be replaced by some characterless piece of concrete - that's progress for you.

Still loving all your pics.

Jo xx

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