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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

2019

Star Award: Oahu Four-Star Hotels
Star Award: Oahu Four-Star Spas

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

2019 Hawaii Four Diamond Property

Expedia

2017 Best of +VIP Access Hotel

2016 Best of +VIP Access Hotel

TripAdvisor

2018

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

2019

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

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

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

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

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

Book Direct and Save

Discover true paradise at the Kahala Hotel & Resort. The Kahala’s new Direct Booking Bonus rewards you for booking directly. Receive up to $100 per day in daily resort credit and elevate your experience when you book your stay on KahalaResort.com. Splurge on an extra drink by the pool, sign up for a SUP yoga fitness class or book your reservations at Hoku’s. The options are limitless.

The Kahala’s Direct Booking Bonus ranges from $25 to $100 per day based on room. Choose your daily resort credit for your next stay:

$25 Daily Resort Credit:

  • Scenic View, Scenic Lanai, Dolphin Lanai, or Ocean View Rooms

$50 Daily Resort Credit

  • Ocean View Lanai, Ocean Front, Ocean Front Lanai, or Beach Front Lanai Rooms

$100 Daily Resort Credit

  • Scenic Ocean View Suite, Ocean Front Suite, Tower Suite, Kahala Kai Suite, Kahala Beach Suite, Presidential Suite or Imperial Suite Rooms