The Maui Coast Hotel in Kihei Hawaii received approval for a permit to build a six-story, 170-room expansion. The $48 million construction project, proposed by WCME, will be built on a 4.8-acre vacant parcel next to the current 265-room hotel, which is located on the mauka side of South Kihei Road. The expansion will include an entrance lobby, a pool and deck and rooftop solar. There will also be a one-story restaurant, retail and/or meeting space building, which will be located at the front of the property and closer to South Kihei Road than the current hotel. It will also include two parking areas, one with 112 parking stalls, including ADA accessible stalls, and another with 118 stalls. Leilani Pulmano, of Pacific Rim Land is the managing partner of applicant WCME.