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New AC Hotel Wailea Breaks Ground

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R.D. Olson Construction, a California-based general contracting firm, has broken ground on a new, four-story, estate hotel in Wailea on Maui.

The 110-room AC Hotel Wailea by Marriott is being built on a three acre-lot situated at the corner of Wailea Ike Place and Wailea Ike Drive, adjacent to the Wailea Tennis Club.

AC Hotel Wailea. Photo credit: Architects Hawaii Limited.

The 70,000 square-foot building will include one-bedroom suites and studio options, a business center, fitness area, and infinity-edge pool. The property also will feature an inviting lobby with indoor-outdoor lounge spaces and an 85-car parking lot.

Bill Wilhelm, president of RD Olson Construction said the new contemporary property will cater to couples and young travelers–which he called a “previously underserved tourist population for the Wailea area.”

AC Hotel Wailea. Photo credit: Architects Hawaii Limited.

“We are proud to bring 20 years of experience creating memorable hotel destinations to the Hawaiian Islands, and leverage our familiarity building in this locale through our previous work on the Residence Inn by Marriott, Wailea’s first ever family-centric hotel,” said Wilhelm. “Our experience and deep understanding of the community will be invaluable to bringing Maui its first AC Hotel by Marriott.”


The company previously developed the Residence Inn by Marriott, also in Wailea. Other Hawaii-based projects by R.D. Olson Construction include the Marriott Courtyard in Kahului and Edition Hotel in Honolulu.


R.D. Olson Construction is working with R.D. Olson Development, Architects Hawaiʻi Limited and SAND Design on the project.  Completion of the AC Hotel Wailea is anticipated for fall 2020.

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