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Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel and the Plantation Inn Rank High in “Hawaiʻi Magazine’s” 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards

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Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel Voted “Number One Hotel with the Best Aloha Spirit” and The Plantation Inn Voted “Number Three Best Bed & Breakfast or Inn”


Maui, Hawaiʻi – Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel and sister property, The Plantation Inn, received top honors in Hawaiʻi Magazine’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. Readers ofHawaiʻi Magazine voted Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel the “Number One Hotel with the Best Aloha Spirit” for the third year in a row, and the “Number One Best Budget Hotel” for the fourth year in a row. In addition, Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel’s award- winning Sunday Champagne Brunch ranked number two on the list for “Best Breakfast or Brunch Buffet.”  The Plantation Inn, located in the historic district of Lāhainā, was voted “Number Three Best Bed & Breakfast or Inn.”

“We are incredibly thankful for the prestigious honors bestowed to us by the loyal readers of Hawaiʻi Magazine,” said Mike White, General Manager of Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel. “At both resorts, we pride ourselves on ensuring our guests are fully immersed in the “Aloha” spirit and we strive for commitment to Poʻokela (excellence) in all that we do from arrival to departure.”

The Hawaiʻi Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards are a result of an extensive reader survey conducted by the magazine. Thousands of mainland U.S., 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. Hawaiʻi Magazine tallied the picks of more than 100,000 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:

  • 1 Hotel or Resort with the Best Aloha Spirit
  • 1 Best Budget Hotel
  • 1 Best Hotel or Resort Staff
  • 2 Best Breakfast or Brunch Buffet

The Plantation Inn:

  • 3 Best Bed & Breakfast or Inn

Other Accolades

  • Kāʻanapali Beach was awarded 1 Best Beach for Hanging Around.
  • Lahaina was awarded 1 Best City or Town.
  • Maui was awarded 1 Best Island.

The complete list of awards is available in Hawaiʻi Magazine’s April 2016 issue.

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