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AAA Hawaii Announces 2016 AAA Four And Five Diamond Hotels

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Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
The Ritz-Carlton at Kapalua, Maui has been a AAA Five Diamond property since 1996. Photo courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton at Kapalua, Maui.

AAA Hawaii has announced the 2016 AAA Five Diamond® hotel ratings, the most coveted rating in the global travel industry.   The AAA Four Diamond ratings for lodgings were also announced.  Kings Land, Hilton Grand Vacations Club (Waikoloa, Hawaii) is new to the AAA Four Diamond list. The 2016 AAA Diamond ratings for restaurants are expected to be announced in February. 


The AAA Five Diamond Award rating has been awarded to the following local Hawaii hotels with the year rated:


Hotels                                                                                                              Year Rated


“The AAA Five Diamond Rating is earned through very hard work while also using virtual touch points of text messaging, apps and social media to provide guests with a highly-personalized luxury experience.  Service is a point of pride for these top hotels,” said AAA Hawaii’s Regional Manager Liane Sumida.  “AAA Hawaii congratulates the outstanding AAA Five Diamond establishments, their management and employees who were rated on guest services, in addition to the hotels’ physical attributes, refinement and hospitality.”


Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA trip planning products: the AAA Mobile® app for tablets and smartphones, the TripTik® Travel Planner and Travel Guides on and AAA TourBook® guides available at AAA/CAA offices.


“AAA Diamond-rated properties also can be found on the AAA Mobile app,” said Sumida. “The app also can be used by AAA members to map a trip, find discounts, book the hotel reservation and access AAA roadside assistance,” she added.


The AAA Diamond rating provides consumers with the broadest coverage of any U.S. rating system, geographically and by number of properties rated.  To be considered for the AAA rating, lodgings (and restaurants) are inspected by one of AAA’s professional evaluators. AAA Five Diamond establishments go through the most extensive review.


AAA Hawaii also announced the AAA Four Diamond lodging ratings.  They include 21 local hotels:





Year Rated 


Hana (Maui)






Travaasa Hotel Hana
























The Kahala Hotel & Resort





The Modern Honolulu





Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk










Kaanapali (Maui)






Honua Kai Resort & Spa





Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa




The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas










Kapalua (Maui)






Montage Kapalua Bay












Kapolei (Oahu)






Aulani-A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii










Kohala Coast (Hawaii)





Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows




The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii












Poipu (Kauai)






Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa









Princeville (Kauai)





The St. Regis Princeville Resort




The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas










Waikoloa (Hawaii)






Kings Land, Hilton Grand Vacations Club












Wailea (Maui)






Anduz Maui at Wailea Resort





Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort




Hotel Wailea






Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui





Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa





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