I read Christopher Reynolds's article ("Why Wailea?," July 11) with great interest but must disagree with his conclusion that the Maui Inter-Continental Resort is still a few paces behind other hotels in the area. My husband and I have been to Wailea three times since 1989 and we stay at the Inter-Continental. True, the rooms are not the greatest if one is judging decor, but our room was large and the service excellent.
I consider the Grand Wailea Resort ugly, attempting to compete with the natural beauty of the landscape. The Inter-Continental does not intrude. It has a lot of land, which enables guests to sit, sun, sleep, read and dream in a private place of one's choice. The grounds are beautiful and expansive and the views fabulous.