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AAA Hawaii Five Diamond And Four Diamond Properties Announced

Chef Mavro
Chef Mavro restaurant, a AAA Five Diamond property since 2008, offers refined dishes such as Up Country Vegetable Fricassée. (Photo courtesy of Chef Mavro)

AAA Hawaii announced today that three hotels and two restaurants in Hawaii have earned the Five Diamond Rating in the last year, as well as 20 hotels and six restaurants earning Four Diamond awards. The AAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings are AAA’s highest designations for hotels and restaurants.


Hotels rated Four or Five Diamond are stylish and refined with upscale physical attributes. Guests receive personalized attention from an experienced staff and extensive amenities in a luxurious setting.



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


Hotels                                                                                                              Year Rated

  • Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu                                  1998
  • Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea                                                         1991
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua                                                                         1996


Restaurants                                                                                                    Year Rated

  • Chef Mavro, Honolulu                                                                              2008
  • La Mer (Halekulani Hotel, Oahu), Honolulu                                                1990


“These establishments consistently exceed the expectations of the most discriminating traveler – the AAA inspector. We’re proud to have these dedicated businesses in our state,” said AAA Hawaii Regional Manager Liane Sumida. “AAA Five Diamond and Four Diamond hotels and restaurants are committed to providing guests with a high-quality experience. We applaud everyone who works hard to exceed expectations of global travelers.” 


The local list of AAA Four Diamond hotels and restaurants follows, along with the first year rated:

RESTAURANTS       Year Rated
Honolulu (Oahu)          
Bali Steak & Seafood     1989  
Hoku’s         2002  
Orchids         1995  
Kohala Coast (Hawaii)        
Brown’s Beach House     2011  
Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar     2014  
Spago         2010  
Hana (Maui)          
Travaasa Hotel Hana     2011  
Halekulani       2001  
The Kahala Hotel & Resort     2006  
The Modern Honolulu     2010  
Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk 2010  
Kaanapali (Maui)          
Honua Kai Resort & Spa     2012  
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa   1995  
The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas 2010  
Kapalua (Maui)          
Montage Kapalua Bay     2014  
Kapolei (Oahu)          
Aulani-A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii 2012  
Kohala Coast (Hawaii)        
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows   1999  
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii     1991  
Lanai City (Lanai)          
Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay 2007  
Poipu (Kauai)          
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa   1991  
Princeville (Kauai)        
The St. Regis Princeville Resort   2010  
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas 2012  
Wailea (Maui)          
Anduz Maui at Wailea Resort     2014  
Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort   1999  
Hotel Wailea       2014  
The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui     2002  
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa   2008  


Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA trip planning products: the AAA Mobile® app for tablets and smartphones, the desktop and mobile versions of the TripTik® Travel Planner  online mapping and routing tool, searchable Travel Guides on and AAA TourBook® guides available to members at AAA/CAA offices.


AAA rates more properties than any other rating entity.  It’s the only rating system that covers the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean and the only rating system that conducts professional, on-site evaluations using published guidelines weighted by AAA member priorities. 


Lodging inspections include at least one unannounced inspection each year. Inspectors review and rate exterior, grounds and public areas, room décor, ambiance and amenities, guest room, bathrooms, housekeeping and maintenance, management and staff and guest services. Once the inspection process is complete, properties that meet all requirements receive a rating of one to five Diamonds.


For complete lists of AAA/CAA Four Diamond hotels and restaurants and rating definitions, visit



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