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Six Maui Resorts Strike Gold in Condè Nast Survey

Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea, Maui. Photo courtesy of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. [1]

Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea, Maui. Photo courtesy of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.

By Wendy Osher

Six Maui resorts earned honors in the 2014 Gold List annual reader’s survey conducted by Condé Nast Traveler magazine.

Maui properties recognized this year include:

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, photo by Wendy Osher. [2]

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, photo by Wendy Osher.

Four of those resorts also earned Platinum Circle recognition which recognizes consistency in excellence for properties which make the Gold List five years in a row.

All of the properties scored over 90% based on criteria that included location, activities, service and guestrooms.

On Maui, The Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea underwent three years of resort improvements including complete renovation of the Kō restaurant in 2012, and the new 9,000-square-foot Willow Stream Spa, which opens today, Dec. 23.

The Gold List features more than 500 hotels, resorts and cruise lines from around the world, including 13 resort properties in the Hawaiian islands.

Other Hawaiʻi properties that earned Gold List honors were: