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The Kahala Named Tops in Reader’s Survey


Travel + Leisure Readers Name World’s Best

Honolulu, Hawaii…Travel + Leisure Magazine has announced its 2012 World’s Best Awards based on Reader Surveys. The Kahala Hotel & Resort on Oahu was named in Hawaii’s Top Ten of World’s Best Resorts.

The results of the 17th annual Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards reader’s survey were announced July 6 in New York City. The results will be featured as the cover story of Travel + Leisure’s August issue expected to be on newsstands July 20. Each year, readers are invited to participate in the questionnaire which is developed by the editors of Travel + Leisure in association with ROI Research Inc. The 2012 results include a variety of lists naming top resorts, hotels, cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, rental car agencies, and other travel related businesses.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort has also received many other accolades this year including Condé Nast Traveler Magazine Reader’s Choice Award for Top 20 Resort Spas in Hawaii (No. 1 on Oahu); and Top 20 Resorts in Hawaii (No. 3). The resort was also named to Condé Nast’s Traveler’s Gold List in 2012. Forbes Travel Guide gave the hotel a 4-star rating in 2012 and Successful Meetings Magazine gave the resort a Pinnacle Award. Open Table’s 2012 Diners Choice Awards named Plumeria Beach House as one of the Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch in America. Trip Advisor named The Kahala as one of the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the United States and US News and World Report awarded The Kahala Best Honolulu, Oahu (No. 2) Hotel in 2012.

Visit The Kahala’s web site at for more information about the resort or to make reservations.

– About The Kahala –

With 338 guestrooms, The Kahala Hotel & Resort is an oceanfront destination resort known for its impeccable service and hospitality. Just minutes from Waikiki, yet offering the peace and serenity of a neighbor island experience, The Kahala has been Honolulu's social address for weddings and gatherings since its opening in 1964. Captains of industry and celebrity guests continue to call The Kahala their home-away-from-home in Hawai'i. Travel + Leisure ranks The Kahala among the Top 3 Hawaii hotels and among the World’s Best 100 Hotels in its 2010 World’s Best Awards.

For more information, please contact The Kahala Hotel & Resort at (808) 739-8888 or toll-free at (800) 367-2525; or visit their website at


Dean Fujitani
The Kahala Hotel & Resort
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