AAA Hawaii: Top AAA Four And Five Diamond Hotels Announced

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Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort on Maui is a AAA Four Diamond property. Photo courtesy of Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort.

Editors note: B-Roll of a AAA inspection is available here.

AAA has unveiled 121 hotels nationally – including four in Hawaii - that earned the AAA Five Diamond Rating® in the past 12 months, qualifying them for this year’s AAA Five Diamond Award list. Hotel honorees are beautiful resorts which also offer superior amenities and the latest in hospitality technology, including in-room tablets, mobile apps, mobile keys and digital messaging to enhance an exceptional guest experience.

“The AAA Five Diamond rating reflects the upper echelon of hotels that offer beautiful physical settings and extensive amenities, the highest quality furnishings and highly exceptional guest service,” said the AAA Hawaii’s Regional Manager Liane Sumida.  “AAA Hawaii congratulates the state’s AAA Five Diamond establishments for making exceptional customer service happen every day.”

Hotels receiving a Five Diamond Rating undergo in-person inspections, anonymous overnight stays and, finally, an expert panel review to ensure credibility. Fewer than half of 1 percent of the more than 27,000 AAA Inspected & Approved hotels receive the AAA Five Diamond Rating. 

AAA Hawaii also announced the local AAA Four Diamond® ratings, including four properties receiving the rating for the first time: in Honolulu the Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations Club as well as The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations; Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach Resort on Kauai; and Kohala Suites by Hilton Grand Vacations in Waikoloa on Hawaii.

The AAA Diamond rating system provides consumers with the broadest coverage of any rating system, geographically and by number of properties rated, including the U.S, Canada, Mexico and Caribbean.  AAA began inspecting hotels (and restaurants) in 1937. (The AAA Four and Five Diamond ratings for restaurants will be announced in February.) 

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 AAA.com and AAA TourBook® guides available at AAA/CAA offices.  

AAA Five Diamond Award ratings for local Hawaii hotels with the year rated:

Hotels

Year Rated

Kapalua (Maui)

 

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua 

1996

 

 

Ka’upulehu (Hawaii)

 

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

1998

 

Lanai City

 

Four Seasons Resort Lanai

 

              2016

Wailea (Maui)

 

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

1991

 

AAA Hawaii also announced the local AAA Four Diamond hotels:

Hotels 

 Year Rated

Hana (Maui)

 

Travaasa Hotel Hana

2011

 

 

Honolulu (Oahu)

 

Halekulani

2001

Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations Club

2018

The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations  

2018

The Kahala Hotel & Resort

2006

The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts

2010

Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk

2010

 

 

Ka’anapali (Maui)

 

Honua Kai Resort & Spa

2012

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

1995

The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas

2010

The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas

2017

 

 

Kapalua (Maui)

 

Montage Kapalua Bay

2014

 

 

Kapolei (Oahu)

 

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

2012

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina

2017

 

 

Kohala Coast (Hawaii)

 

The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

1991

 

 

Poipu (Kauai)

 

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

1991

Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach Resort

2018

 

Princeville (Kauai)

 

The St. Regis Princeville Resort

2010

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas

2012

 

 

Waikoloa (Hawaii)

 

Kings Land, Hilton Grand Vacations Club

2015

Kohala Suites by Hilton Grand Vacations 

              2018

 

Wailea (Maui)

 

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

2014

Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

2002

Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

1999

Hotel Wailea, Relais & Chateaux

2014

Wailea Beach Resort Marriott & Spa

2008

 

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