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Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel Earns 12 No. 1 Rankings from HAWAII Magazine

March 1, 2017, 10:10 AM HST
* Updated March 1, 10:12 AM

KBH pool and hotel. Photo by Kiaora Bohlool.

The Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel in West Maui received a record-breaking number of accolades from HAWAII Magazine’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Marketed as “Hawaiʻi’s Most Hawaiian Hotel” the Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel received 12 #1 rankings in various categories including “Number #1 Hotel,” “Best Maui Hotel or Resort for Families,” “Best Maui Hotel or Resort for a Romantic Getaway,” “Best Hotel or Resort Staff,” among other honors.

Its sister property, The Plantation Inn, located in the historic district of Lahaina, was voted “Number Two Best Bed & Breakfast or Inn,” one ranking up from last year.

“It is an honor to receive these impressive awards for both properties,” said Mike White, general manager of Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel. “We are incredibly thankful to our guests for their support and loyalty. Our passion and commitment to excellence enables us to continue to offer authentic experiences to our guests.”

The HAWAII Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards are a result of an extensive reader survey conducted by the magazine. Thousands of mainland US, Hawaiʻi and international readers participated in the 98-category survey, rating everything from the best Hawaiian hotels and resorts, bed-and-breakfasts and inns, beaches and activities, to the best places to eat, scenic road trips, fashion designers and coastlines in Hawaiʻi.


HAWAII Magazine tallied the picks of more than 200,000 surveys to arrive at the final award-winner list, in which Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel and The Plantation Inn were awarded the following rankings:


Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel:

• No. 1 Best Maui Hotel or Resort for a Long Vacation
• No. 1 Best Maui Hotel or Resort for a Romantic Getaway
• No. 1 Best Maui Hotel or Resort for Families
• No. 1 Best Maui Hotel or Resort Guest Services Program
• No. 1 Best Hotel or Resort Staff
• No. 1 Best Maui Hotel or Resort with the Best Aloha Spirit
• No. 1 Best Maui Mid-Range Hotel or Resort
• No. 1 Best Maui Value Hotel
• No. 1 Best Maui Bar or Lounge: Tiki Terrace
• No. 1 Best Maui Buffet: Tiki Terrace
• No. 1 Best Maui Hotel or Resort Restaurant: Tiki Terrace
• No. 1 Best Maui Bartender: Dale at Tiki Bar & Grill
• No. 2 Best Maui Boutique Hotel
• No. 4 Best Maui Luxury Hotel or Resort
• No. 3 Best Maui Resort Wedding Spot

The Plantation Inn:


• No. 2 Best Maui Bed & Breakfast or Inn

A complete list of the Readers’ Choice Award winners can be found in the March/April 2017 issue of HAWAII Magazine.

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