Wailea Hotel Ranked #1 in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards


Aerial imagery of the Wailea Hotel. PC: Elliott Chau / Wailea Hotel

Today, the Wailea Hotel was named the #1 resort in Hawaiʻi in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards.

The Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea, Maui is ranked #3; Mount Kapalua Bay, Maui is No. 5; Four Seasons Resort Lānaʻi, Lānaʻi is #10; Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Maui is #18; and Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui completes the list at No. 20. A complete list of Hawaii winners is available here.

The Wailea Hotel is an adult-only luxury resort. Mark a banner year for the Wailea’s 10 hotele anniversary, the World’s Best Awards reward the best resorts in the world according to the decisions of its readers.

Foyer at the Wailea Hotel. PC: Linny Morris / Wailea Hotel

With just 72 suites spread over 15 acres, the Wailea Hotel offers personalized experiences with a unique style. In April 2022, the Wailea Hotel was also recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the top 500 hotels in the world.

“When we set out to be the first independent luxury hotel in Hawai’i with an adult-only focus 10 years ago, we set out to create an experience that had never been seen before in Hawai’i” , said Jonathan McManus, founder and partner of the Wailea Hotel. and private label collection. “Travel + Leisure World’s Best is decided by the world’s most discerning travelers, and this recognition is a powerful testament to the extraordinary experience at The Wailea Hotel that has resonated with our guests who continue to return year after year. We are grateful to our dedicated team who put their heart and soul into providing unforgettable moments for our customers every day.

View of the Wailea Hotel Cabin. PC: Christy Stesky / Waiela Hotel

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As the home base of Hawaii-based hotel management company Private Label Collection, the Wailea Hotel offers a private treehouse restaurant with ocean views, a vintage Porsche driving adventure and a Maui beach safari guided by experts with handcrafted picnic baskets.

Treehouse Restaurant at the Wailea Hotel. PC: Aaron Scales / Wailea Hotel

An incubator for Hawaii’s emerging culinary talents, the Wailea Hotel cultivates the next generation of young talent in the state-of-the-art kitchen designed by Hestan. The newly reimagined outdoor Birdcage Lounge offers 180-degree sunset views and the Wailea Hotel Restaurant invites guests to enjoy multi-course meals sourced from local farms and fishermen.

Birdcage Lounge. PC: Courtesy of The Wailea Hotel

In appreciation to guests who contributed to this year’s World’s Best Awards survey, The Wailea Hotel is offering Travel + Leisure readers an exclusive experience in the hotel’s most requested accommodation, the Celebration Ocean View Suites, until the end of 2022. Readers can book a package including a VIP welcome gift, a bottle of Laurent-Perrier champagne Brut, a $250 dining credit, and breakfasts to enjoy on their suite’s private veranda or at the Wailea Hotel’s open-air restaurant. Reservation dates are now through September 30, with stay dates from October 1 through December 15, 2022. A five-night minimum is required.

Celebration Ocean View Suite at the Wailea Hotel. PC: Wailea Hotel

The Travel + Leisure The World’s Best Awards honor the best hotels, islands, cities, cruise lines, airlines and spas around the world based on the results of the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2022 Reader Survey. Readers rated hotels on the following characteristics: rooms/amenities, location, service, food, value for money.

Hotel Wailea and the World’s Best Awards will appear in the August 2022 issue of Travel + Leisure.

For reservations, please visit www.hotelwailea.com.


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