But there are widely different accounts of what went on behind the scenes. Maui vacationers told us Hilton made herself almost as unwelcome with local resorts as she did with the news networks.
"Paris tried to check into the Four Seasons first, but they turned her down," said one guest at that hotel. "She then tried to stay at the Fairmont Kea Lani, but they turned her down, as well. She finally got a place at the Grand Wailea Resort, but that's because it was a Hilton. We all thought it was hilarious that the Hilton hotel was her third choice."
Perhaps the hotels were wary of her cozy relationship with photographers. "The paparazzi told us that Paris calls them herself," said a different source, who claimed a lensman told him, "We love her. She lets us know where she's going to be so we can take as many pictures as we want."
The Four Seasons guest reinforced that impression, noting, "She was shopping at the Wailea concourse, strutting around, posing for the cameras. It was disgusting."
But Hilton didn't tell the paparazzi what she was doing at night. "She slipped out of the hotel and went to the club at the Hyatt a couple of times," we're told. "She made friends with a couple of local guys and made out with them there. I guess she didn't want pictures of herself doing that."
"It's amazing," the annoyed vacationer continued. "She hasn't changed at all."
But Hilton's rep, Elliot Mintz, disputed just about everything. Her drives into and out of the Four Seasons and the Fairmont were a ruse to dodge the paparazzi, he said. And, "She never checked into the Grand Wailea. She spent all her time at a private residence" and hung out only with her ex-boyfriend, Stavros Niarchos.
Mintz said Hilton was at the Hyatt to celebrate a girlfriend's birthday. "And as for dropping dimes on the paparazzi, the last thing she needs is more paparazzi coverage."
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