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:
|Bali Steak & Seafood||1989|
|Kohala Coast (Hawaii)|
|Brown’s Beach House||2011|
|Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar||2014|
|Travaasa Hotel Hana||2011|
|The Kahala Hotel & Resort||2006|
|The Modern Honolulu||2010|
|Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk||2010|
|Honua Kai Resort & Spa||2012|
|Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa||1995|
|The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas||2010|
|Montage Kapalua Bay||2014|
|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|
|Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa||1991|
|The St. Regis Princeville Resort||2010|
|The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas||2012|
|Anduz Maui at Wailea Resort||2014|
|Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort||1999|
|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 AAA.com 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 AAA.com/Diamonds.