POSTED: 05:06 a.m. HST, Feb 28, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 05:12 a.m. HST, Feb 28, 2014
WAILUKU >> The Maui Planning Commission has approved the construction of a new hotel in Wailea.
The Maui News reports the 200-room Piilani Suites is designed to be more affordable than the area's luxury hotels.
Marriott International will manage the hotel on more than six acres owned by A&B Wailea LLC.
The commission approved permits for the four-story project Tuesday on the condition construction begin by Feb. 28, 2017 and be completed within five years.
Construction is expected to generate 260 jobs for 18 months. The hotel itself is expected to create 52 jobs.
Planned guest amenities include free breakfast and Internet access, a laundry room, walking and bike paths, a pool, fitness center and 138 parking stalls.