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Hyatt Regency Maui Named Hotel of the Year

May 24, 2016, 1:26 PM HST
* Updated May 24, 1:30 PM
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Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. Photo courtesy Hyatt.

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. Photo courtesy Hyatt.

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa received the Hotel of the Year award for Luxury/Resort Hotels, the top honor at the annual Host Hotels & Resorts Best in Class Awards held on April 14. This is the second year in a row a Maui resort has received this honor.

These awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the operators and managers of Host properties across the globe.

Located on Kāʻanapali Beach, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, which has been owned by Host Hotels & Resorts since 2003, is Hawaiʻi’s first LEED-EBOM Silver resort and recently installed one of the largest photovoltaic solar panel systems in Hawaiʻi, significantly reducing the resort’s carbon footprint.

“We are overjoyed to be recognized as the Hotel of the Year” said Allan Farwell, General Manager at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. “This honor is a wonderful recognition of all of the hard work and dedication our associates put into providing fantastic guest service. As a premier destination on one of the most beautiful islands in the world, we look forward to welcoming more leisure and business travelers to the resort and sharing our Aloha spirit, and to continue a great partnership with Host Hotels & Resorts.”

“We are pleased to award Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa the Hotel of the Year Award” said W. Edward Walter, President and Chief Executive Officer, Host Hotels & Resorts. “This award honors hotels that generated top financial performance, exemplary leadership and entrepreneurship and superior guest and associate satisfaction. We’re proud of this team for achieving and continuing to strive for excellence.”


This is not the first time a Maui resort has been recognized as Hotel of the Year. In 2015, Fairmont Kea Lani, also a Host Hotels & Resorts property, received the Hotel of the Year Award for Luxury/Resort Hotels. Honored as leading travel destination, Maui was recently voted #1 Island in the World by TripAdvisor’s 2016 Traveler’s Choice Awards and Maui has also been voted “Best Island in the World” by readers of Conde Nast Traveler.


Hyatt Regency Maui’s Hotel of the Year Award comes shortly after the resort’s recognition at the 2016 ‘Aipono Maui Restaurant Awards. Japengo took home three awards, receiving Gold for Best Sushi for the third consecutive year, Gold for Best Asian cuisine, and Silver for Restaurant of the Year.

Hyatt Regency Maui was also voted a Top 10 Most Popular Honeymoon Resort in Hawaiʻi in the recent Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.

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