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Awards & Accolades

Critical Acclaim

As the premier destination in Hawaii, The Kahala has been lauded so many times that it is impossible to mention every award. Here is just a small selection of accolades that it has picked up in recent years.

Smart Meetings

2018

Platinum Choice Award

Conde Nast Traveler Magazine

2017

Readers’ Choice Awards: Top Hotels in Hawaii, #5 (#2 on Oahu)

2016

1 of 11 hotels good enough for POTUS: Where the Presidents Stay: 11 Hotels Good Enough for POTUS

Travel + Leisure

2016

World’s Best Awards: Best Resort Hotels in Hawaii, #3 on Oahu

Forbes Travel Guide 

2018

Star Award: Oahu Four-Star Hotels

2017

Star Award: Oahu Four-Star Hotels

2016

Star Award: Oahu Four-Star Hotels

Star Award: Oahu Four-Star Spas

AAA

2016

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Hawaii Four Diamond Property

Expedia

2017 Best of +VIP Access Hotel

2016 Best of +VIP Access Hotel

TripAdvisor

2016

Certificate of Excellence: The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Certificate of Excellence: Plumeria Beach House

Certificate of Excellence: Hoku’s

Certificate of Excellence: The Veranda

Certificate of Excellence: Seaside Grill

Family Vacation Critic

2017 Family Vacation Critic Favorite: The Kahala Hotel & Resort

USA Today

2017

1 of 11 Hotels Favored by U.S. Presidents: 11 Hotels Favored by U.S. Presidents

U.S. News & World Report

2018

Best Hotels in Honolulu, Oahu: The Kahala Hotel & Resort, #2

2017

Best Hotels in Honolulu, Oahu: The Kahala Hotel & Resort, #2

2016

Best Hotels in Honolulu, Oahu: The Kahala Hotel & Resort, #4

Wine Spectator

2016

Restaurant Awards: Award of Excellence for Hoku’s

Hotels.com

2017

Most Loved by Customers: Top 100 Luxury

2016

Most Loved by Customers: The Kahala Hotel & Resort

State of Hawai‘i

2014 - 2016

Governor’s Green Business Award

Honolulu Magazine

2018

Hale ‘Āina Awards: Best Buffet – Plumeria Beach House (Gold)

Hale ‘Āina Awards: Best Brunch – Hoku’s (Bronze)

Hale ‘Āina Awards: Most Romantic - Hoku's (finalist)

2017

Hale ‘Āina Awards: Best Hotel Brunch Buffet – Hoku’s (Silver)

Hale ‘Āina Awards: Best Hotel Brunch Buffet – Plumeria Beach House (Bronze)

Best of Honolulu: Best Wedding Venue

2016

Hale ‘Āina Awards: Best Buffet – Hoku’s (Top Write-In Vote)

Hale ‘Āina Awards: Best Buffet – Plumeria Beach House (Finalist)

Best of Honolulu: Best Wedding Venue

 

Oyster.com 

2016

Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Waikiki, Best Kid-Friendly Hotels on Oahu, Best Luxury Hotels On Oahu, Best Luxury Hotels in Hawaii, Best Luxury Hotels in Waikiki, Best Beach Hotels in Hawaii, Best Beach Hotels in Waikiki, Most Romantic Hotels in Hawaii, Most Romantic Hotels in Waikiki, Most Romantic Hotels on Oahu, Best Boutique Hotels in Hawaii, Best Hotels for Destination Weddings in Hawaii, Best Hotels for Destination Weddings on Oahu, Best Hotel Spas in Hawaii, Best Hotel Spas in Waikiki, Best Hotel Spas on Oahu, Best Hotel Rooms in Hawaii, Best Hotel Rooms in Waikiki, Best Hotel Rooms on Oahu, Best Hotels on Oahu, Best Hotel Bathrooms in Hawaii, Best Hotel Beaches in Hawaii, Best Hotel Beaches on Oahu, Best Hotel Rooms on Oahu