Mauna Kea Beach Hotel among top resorts in Hawaii

  • Guests of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel enjoy the beach in 2017. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

The historic Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in South Kohala, which opened in 1965 and features 252 luxury guestrooms and suites, was recently named the No. 25 Hotel in Hawaii in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards. The hotel has received a score of 80.78 in the category, marking the fifth year in a row Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has received this distinguished award honoring the top travel destinations and brands around the world as rated by its readers.

“We are honored to continue our award-winning year and decades-long legacy as a luxury destination on the Island of Hawaii with this year’s Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards recognition,” said Craig Anderson, vice president of operations for Mauna Kea Resort. “We are privileged to offer guests a first-class resort experience that reflects the spirit and rich culture of Hawai’i and are grateful for our guests and Mauna Kea family who make our resort one of the top destinations in the state.”

Every year, Conde Nast Traveler’s reader’s surveys reveal top travel destinations and brands in the U.S. and around the globe in its Readers’ Choice Awards. This year’s tabulation of results collates hundreds of thousands of ratings submissions, defining excellence in travel by rating their experiences and evaluating hotels on several criteria, including rooms and facilities, location, service, restaurants and food, and value. The 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards will appear in the November 2021 issue of Conde Nast Traveler.


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