Maui’s Kaanapali Beach Hotel is Named Top 5 Hotels in Hawaii by Conde Nast Traveler

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Photo:  Kaanapali Beach Hotel.

Photo: Kaanapali Beach Hotel.

Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its coveted 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards in October 2016 with Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel in Maui, Hawaii’s Most Hawaiian Hotel, earning the No. 5 “Top Hotel in Hawaii.”

“We are truly honored Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel has been voted as one of the top hotels on the beautiful island of Maui by the trusted readers of Condé Nast Traveler, and we are thankful to our most loyal guests and dedicated team members for making this recognition possible,” said General Manager Mike White. “We are grateful for our employees’ longstanding dedication to providing true Aloha service for our hotel guests, many of whom return year after year to build beautiful memories with their families. From our newly launched Hale Huakaʻi ocean activities center and wide variety of complimentary cultural activities, we look forward to continuing to offer an authentic Hawaiian experience for years to come.”

The oceanfront, 432-room Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel places a strong emphasis on providing guests with rich and authentic cultural experiences. Guests enjoy an array of complimentary daily cultural activities and classes such as hula lessons, ukulele classes, cultural garden walks, nightly Hawaiian entertainment and culinary offerings with authentic flair. Recently, the hotel launched its water activity center called Hale Huakaʻi that offers a Hawaiian perspective to several popular ocean activities such as surfing, stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling, conch shell blowing and more. To ensure the retention of its status as “Hawaii’s most Hawaiian Hotel,” the hotel instituted a program called Poʻokela in 1986 to reinforce Hawaiian values in the hotel’s daily activities. Each year staff members are educated about Hawaii’s culture through classes that cover Hawaiian language, history, local plants, arts, song and other areas.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers. Over 300,000 dedicated readers – nearly twice as many as last year – cast votes for 7,394 hotels, 606 cities, 500 cruise ships and 236 islands.

The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 25, 2016. The full list is published exclusively online, at

About Kaanapali Beach Hotel

Photo:  Kaanapali Beach Hotel.

Photo: Kaanapali Beach Hotel.

The beachfront, 432-room Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel is set majestically on a three-mile stretch of sandy beach along the sunny western shores of Maui, making it an ideal setting for a memorable Hawaiian experience. Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel offers a variety of free cultural activities for the entire family, cementing its status as Hawaiʻi’s Most Hawaiian Hotel. These include a sunset hula show, live Hawaiian entertainment, hula and ukulele lessons, lei making, cultural garden tours, lauhala weaving and pineapple cutting. Each visit also includes the Farewell Lei Ceremony. For more information and reservations, visit or call 1-800-262-8450.

About Condé Nast Traveler

As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 28-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and attained 4 Webby Awards since 2015.

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