Aloha Maui Prince (updated)

(update:  management contract ended, hotel may stay open...someone is working hard to keep the place open!)
Sad news tonight from the Land of Economic Hardship.  Brides, Vendors and hundreds of employees will miss this long standing icon of the Makena beach area of Maui....

Maui Prince Hotel shutting Sept. 16, laying off 380 workers

By Associated Press

POSTED: 05:58 p.m. HST, Aug 31, 2009



The 310-room Maui Prince Hotel is going out of business in two weeks.
Prince Resorts Hawaii President Donn Takahashi said today that 380 employees will lose their jobs when the property and two neighboring golf courses are closed Sept. 16.
He said the creditors of Makena Resort, which owns the Maui Prince, are unable to meet the funding terms needed to continue operations.
The announcement comes one week after Makena Resort’s trustee, Wells Fargo Bank, filed a foreclosure complaint against the resort’s owners.
The complaint accused the partnership of Dowling Co. and Morgan Stanley Real Estate of defaulting a $192.5 million loan taken out to buy the resort in 2007.

Oceanfront Dining Canopies

A new product here at Dellables are, even if I am partial, absolutely striking! Four posted, double-draped in fine fabric, organic bamboo structures which fit into any reception area perfectly.

Add some elegant paper lanterns down the middle and you are flirting with magic!

Leo Tai at the Maui Prince Resort was gracious enough to host this fine wedding created by the talents of Evonne of Events by Evonne. It was a spectacularly beautiful day, even by Maui standards.

Watching the team of folks putting this altogether was akin to a stage production orchestrated perfectly. The Chivari chairs by Pacific Isle Rentals, and the Linens by Pacific Event Group, Inc made it so stylish that you would never know you were on an island in the middle of the Pacific. Maui is unique that way, talented people amidst stunning tropical settings.

Della's table arrangements, offset by votive candles kept the feeling at the settings elegant but personal.

These arrangements can be taken back to the guest rooms, the bar, or I have even seen them with a couple of candles wander off to secluded parts of the beach sharing a moment with the full moon.

Later than evening, the Dining Canopies hosted private conversations for special guests that enjoyed such a fine event in such a fine location.

If you look closely, it appears they are eating cake...