Coming May 2021: Andaz Maui Ilikai Villas

Coming May 2021: Andaz Maui Ilikai Villas

13
EXTRA PERKS AVAILABLE Enjoy breakfast, upgrades, & more

Want to take advantage of Hyatt Privé benefits, including a room upgrade, complimentary breakfast, a hotel credit, and more, when booking a cash stay? Contact Ford ([email protected]) for more details. He may even be able to help if you already have a stay booked.

Update: You can read my review of the new Andaz Maui Villas here.

The Andaz Maui initially opened in 2013, and has become one of the most popular hotels on the island, especially with World of Hyatt members looking to earn and redeem points.

There’s an interesting addition coming to this property that I wasn’t aware of until now, and that I figure is worth covering. While you won’t be able to redeem points for this experience, the pricing is fairly reasonable compared to paid rates in the “main” part of the hotel, and this is also a good opportunity to earn World of Hyatt points.

The Andaz Maui is getting 19 new villas

The Andaz Maui currently has 301 accommodations, including 255 rooms, 35 suites, and 11 villas. As of May 1, 2021, the Andaz Maui will be expanding with a new building that will house 19 villas.

Now, I think it might be a stretch to call these “villas,” in the sense that they’re not standalone. Rather I’d consider these to be very large suites in a single building. Each of the 19 villas will feature three bedrooms, and the building is being named “Ilikai,” which is the Hawaiian word for “horizon.”

Rendering of the new villas at the Andaz Maui

What kind of villas does the Andaz Maui have?

In total the Andaz Maui will have 30 villas — 11 villas are already in operation, and a new building with 19 villas is being added. I’ll focus on the 19 villas that are new, as they come in a variety of configurations, including different views and bedding types, depending on preferences and budgets.

As a general rule of thumb:

  • Each villa features three bedrooms and at least three bathrooms
  • Each villa features a garden, partial ocean, or ocean view; the garden view rooms feature plunge pools
  • Most villas have 2,100-2,500 square feet of living space, with a private lanai and outdoor seating
  • Each villa has a gourmet Miele kitchen, plus a washer and dryer
  • There’s a top floor 4,500 square foot penthouse with a glass bottom plunge pool

Here are the available room types from least to most expensive, and in some cases there are more than one of each villa:

  • There’s a garden view villa where two bedrooms have one king bed, and one bedroom has a bunk bed
  • There’s a garden view villa where one bedroom has one king bed, one bedroom has two queen beds, and one bedroom has a trundle bed
  • There’s a partial ocean view villa where two bedrooms have one king bed, and one bedroom has a trundle bed
  • There’s a partial ocean view villa where one bedroom has one king bed, one bedroom has two queen beds, and one bedroom has a trundle bed
  • There’s a partial ocean view villa where two bedrooms have one king bed, and one bedroom has a bunk bed
  • There’s a partial ocean view villa where two bedrooms have one king bed, and one bedroom has a trundle bed
  • There’s an ocean view villa where one bedroom has one king bed, one bedroom has two queen beds, and one bedroom has a trundle bed
  • There’s an ocean view villa where two bedrooms have one king bed, and one bedroom has a trundle bed
  • There’s an ocean view villa where two bedrooms have one king bed, and one bedroom has a bunk bed
  • There’s a 4,200 square foot penthouse villa where two bedrooms have one king bed, and one bedroom has two queen beds


Rendering of the new villas at the Andaz Maui

How expensive are the Andaz Maui Villas?

Unfortunately you can’t redeem World of Hyatt points for stays in the Andaz Maui villas, and for that matter you also can’t use suite upgrade awards for this room. So what is pricing like?

As you might expect, pricing can vary a lot based on the season and holidays. It looks like rates for a villa start at $1,800 per night during the regular season, and go all the way up to nearly $10,000 per night during festive season. There’s a three night minimum stay throughout the year, and during festive season there’s an even longer minimum stay.

Fortunately there are ways to get a lot more value for your Andaz Maui booking.

What’s included with Andaz Maui villa bookings?

If you book a villa at the Andaz Maui you’ll be entitled to the following additional perks:

  • Roundtrip airport transportation or complimentary valet parking for the duration of your stay
  • A $100-200 daily resort credit; two bedroom villas get a $100 daily credit, three bedroom villas get a $150 daily credit, and four bedroom villas get a $200 daily credit
  • A one-time stand up paddle board lesson for up to eight people
  • Access to a dedicated VIP team that can help with customizing your Maui experience

Why you should book the Andaz Maui Villas through Hyatt Privé

If you are going to book a villa at the Andaz Maui, you absolutely should book through a Hyatt Privé travel advisor. You’ll pay exactly the same rate (actually less if you’re staying at least six nights), and for doing so you’ll receive extra perks that stack with everything else, including:

  • A sixth night free, for stays through December 20, 2021
  • Complimentary breakfast for two guests per bedroom
  • An additional $100 property credit
  • A welcome amenity

Between the sixth night free, complimentary breakfast, and more, booking through a Hyatt Privé travel advisor is a no-brainer. Ford is more than happy to help, and can be reached at [email protected]

See this post for more on the Hyatt Privé program in general.


Rendering of the new villas at the Andaz Maui

Why the Andaz Maui villas might interest people

I’m writing about this for a couple of reasons:

  • It’s interesting to see how the Andaz Maui is looking to expand, as it’s adding these villas rather than more guest rooms, which it could have just as easily done in the building
  • For groups traveling together, this could be a really good option

Let me be clear, obviously these villas aren’t cheap, so I’m not writing about this because it’s some amazing deal everyone should take advantage of right away.

However, I actually think the pricing is reasonable compared to paid rates at the Andaz Maui for regular guest rooms:

  • Generally it looks like villa pricing starts at roughly three times the price of base rooms at the resort
  • If you would otherwise pay cash for a stay at the Andaz, and if you’re traveling with a group where you’re booking three rooms, I’d absolutely choose a villa over three guest rooms
  • You’ll have a lot more privacy, a lot more space, and a brand new building that feels fresh and modern; for example, standard guest rooms start at 380 square feet, so three rooms would get you under 1,200 square feet, while here you’re getting almost twice as much square footage

You can typically find a much more reasonably priced villa if you don’t want to stay at a hotel, but this is a unique option for Maui that’s not unreasonably priced compared to the cash rate at the Andaz otherwise.

These villas give you hotel amenities and more space

Bottom line

The Andaz Maui will be opening a new wing with villas in May 2021. While these villas are obviously pricey, this could be a great option for those who are traveling as a group and who would otherwise pay cash for rooms.

In general it seems that villa rates start at roughly three times the cost of a base room, so in those situations I’d take a villa over three individual rooms, given the amount of extra space you get.

If you do book an Andaz Maui villa, be sure you book through Hyatt Privé, so you can get a sixth night free, complimentary breakfast, an additional resort credit, and more.

What do you make of the Andaz Maui expanding with villas?

Want to receive extra benefits and the best pricing for your stay at the Andaz Maui Villas, including complimentary breakfast, a hotel credit, a sixth night free, and more? Contact [email protected] for more details. He may even be able to help if you already have a stay booked.


Conversations (13)
Newest comments are displayed first.

The comments on this page have not been provided, reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any advertiser, and it is not an advertiser's responsibility to ensure posts and/or questions are answered.

Type your response here.

If you'd like to participate in the discussion, please adhere to our commenting guidelines. Anyone can comment, and your email address will not be published. Register to save your unique username and earn special OMAAT reputation perks!

  1. Mattt

    What is "festive season"?
    Did "holidays" get canceled along with Christmas?

  2. mark

    The abundance of that ugly grey tile throughout is tragic.

  3. David

    Andaz Maui tried to reprice my stay to charge me more after I had already arrived -- and I was paying cash, not points! Plus a GM who would not make the time to welcome me back after I have loyally stayed here many years and requested a chance to meet him and compliment him on his work in reopening the hotel during the pandemic.

    The physical property is indeed beautiful. And many of the...

    Andaz Maui tried to reprice my stay to charge me more after I had already arrived -- and I was paying cash, not points! Plus a GM who would not make the time to welcome me back after I have loyally stayed here many years and requested a chance to meet him and compliment him on his work in reopening the hotel during the pandemic.

    The physical property is indeed beautiful. And many of the employees are individually truly excellent and super hospitable. But the business practices are questionable and undermine World of Hyatt.

    Oh and Morimoto is really overpriced. $20 for four dumplings is daylight robbery.

  4. Ghostrider5408

    Steve you exactly right. I booked 9 months in advance a room for my son's honeymoon through "My Hyatt Concierge " as one of the first members. Made specific requests etc my assigned concierge kept on top of it, however when they got there none of the requests were honored. I had used points and cash along coupled with the "be my guest" program, nothing. After a number of calls from myself and my concierge...

    Steve you exactly right. I booked 9 months in advance a room for my son's honeymoon through "My Hyatt Concierge " as one of the first members. Made specific requests etc my assigned concierge kept on top of it, however when they got there none of the requests were honored. I had used points and cash along coupled with the "be my guest" program, nothing. After a number of calls from myself and my concierge contact who was so mad he was able to track the GM down who low and behold was in Chicago at Hyatt headquarters. After a lot of lame excuses which I told him were not acceptable things were made right. They upgraded their room as paid for, etc etc. I worked on this &^%*&% place and thats what I got. The only other property within the Hyatt system like this is PHV after 10 years I stopped staying there.

  5. Benjamin Nicholas

    It's a spartan, boring hotel.

    I stayed when it was brand new and was not impressed.

    I went back to stay in a villa. Still not impressed.

    Morimoto was decent back then, but has taken a nosedive since.

  6. Steve

    The Andaz Maui is one of the worst examples of a hotel that plays games with its inventory and has undisclosed minimum night requirements to deny people bookings on points or upgrades. They are shameless.

  7. DeePeeGrumps

    I live on Maui part-time and frequent the Andaz because I have friends that work the bar there. I was just there yesterday. It's pretty empty still.
    That stretch of beach is limited and always packed due to the hundreds of hotel rooms and condos on it.
    The time to go to Maui is now, before the rates and occupancy numbers go up.
    The Four Seasons is a better bet, from my experience.

  8. Ryan

    Each villa features: A top floor 4,500 square foot penthouse with a glass bottom plunge pool

    How does this make sense?

  9. Ghostrider5408

    Lucky background to the Andaz, years before the renovation I attended a meeting at an architectural firm in Honolulu at that time this was still a Marriott Renaissance ( stayed there several times ) they acquired. The intent ( I was invited as a contractor) was to convert this to a St Regis. In that proposed site plan the villas ( some done these are the latter part of that proposed site plan) each was...

    Lucky background to the Andaz, years before the renovation I attended a meeting at an architectural firm in Honolulu at that time this was still a Marriott Renaissance ( stayed there several times ) they acquired. The intent ( I was invited as a contractor) was to convert this to a St Regis. In that proposed site plan the villas ( some done these are the latter part of that proposed site plan) each was to have their own infinity pool ! So this plan is simply a continuation of the original plan. My firm did the structural rehab on the now Andaz.

  10. Matt

    Do we know where exactly this new wing is going to be? From what I remember during my stay years ago, there is very little extra room on either side of the property. And the wide open grass in front is beautiful; no change they build over that.

  11. Spenny

    Why can’t you book this property on points just a normal standard room?

  12. JP

    Just booked the Andaz Maui through Ford. Definitely not paying for a Villa though!

  13. Tom

    Andaz Maui is a stain on WoH reputation.

Featured Comments Load all 13 comments Most helpful comments ( as chosen by the OMAAT community ).

The comments on this page have not been provided, reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any advertiser, and it is not an advertiser's responsibility to ensure posts and/or questions are answered.

Mattt

What is "festive season"? Did "holidays" get canceled along with Christmas?

mark

The abundance of that ugly grey tile throughout is tragic.

David

Andaz Maui tried to reprice my stay to charge me more after I had already arrived -- and I was paying cash, not points! Plus a GM who would not make the time to welcome me back after I have loyally stayed here many years and requested a chance to meet him and compliment him on his work in reopening the hotel during the pandemic. The physical property is indeed beautiful. And many of the employees are individually truly excellent and super hospitable. But the business practices are questionable and undermine World of Hyatt. Oh and Morimoto is really overpriced. $20 for four dumplings is daylight robbery.

Meet Ben Schlappig, OMAAT Founder
4,523,713 Miles Traveled

25,807,500 Words Written

28,675 Posts Published