|By Marketwired .||
|December 26, 2012 09:00 AM EST||
WAILEA, HI -- (Marketwire) -- 12/26/12 -- The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui is celebrating this holiday season, having earned over 20 awards in 2012. The all-suite and villa luxury Maui resort earned praise from national and Hawai'i-based publications for its recent renovations, impeccable service, complimentary guest offerings, full-service spa and newly renovated signature restaurant. In appreciation of the continuous support of its guests, the resort has announced a Fifth Night Free promotion. The special offer will allow travelers who stay five nights to receive their fifth night free and will be available on all one-bedroom suites and two- and three-bedroom villas throughout 2013 (blackout dates may apply).
After three years and over $28 million in renovations, 2012 guests at The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui hotel enjoyed enhanced public areas and landscaping, along with updated suites, villas and pool decks. These improvements, coupled with Fairmont's unrivaled service, resulted in high marks from Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure readers. Travel experts, such as Orbitz.com, Travel Weekly, Ensemble Travel, Apple Vacations and Meetings Focus West Magazine also awarded the luxury resort with impressive accolades, such as Hotel of the Year in North America (Ensemble Travel).
While resort-wide improvements contributed to the enhanced vacation experience, guest offerings were also praised. Spa Kea Lani, the hotel's full-service boutique spa, was voted among the Top Resort Spas in Hawai'i by readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Spafinder.com also deemed the Maui spa as one of the Best Beach Spas in the state. The 5,500-square-foot spa added two outdoor cabanas in 2012. Additionally, readers of The Maui News voted the hotel's Hawaiian Cultural Program as the best on Maui. Led by full-time certified Cultural Coach Jonelle Kamai, the program not only offers complementary guest activities such as outrigger canoe paddling, Hawaiian language and history, it also includes extensive training of hotel employees on Hawaiian culture and the value of ho'okipa, or hospitality.
With so many enhancements in 2012, the most exciting addition to The Fairmont Kea Lani was Kō, the resort's signature restaurant which opened in April after a $5.3 million rebuild. Kō, translates to "sugarcane" in Hawaiian and showcases the culinary history of the island's sugarcane plantation era and includes Hawaiian, Chinese, Filipino, Portuguese, Korean, and Japanese favorites. The unique culinary concept earned Kō restaurant four Aipono Awards by Maui No Ka Oi Magazine readers, including Best Menu for a Small Planet. Executive Chef Tylun Pang was also presented with the coveted 2012 Friend of Agriculture award by the Maui County Farm Bureau for the restaurant's menu, which includes over 85% locally sourced ingredients.
With 2013 approaching, travelers can expect additional hotel improvements and enhanced guest offerings at the all-suite and villa luxury resort. The Fairmont Kea Lani will continue to charge no resort fee and offer friendly service with a genuine sense of aloha.
For information on the 2013 Fifth Night Free promotion, visit Fairmont.com/KeaLani or call 800-798-4552. Information on the award-winning Kō restaurant is available at KoRestaurant.com.
The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui Hotel Awards 2012
Ensemble Travel, Hotel of the Year in North America
Apple Vacations, Golden Apple Award
Orbitz.com, 2012 Best in Stay Award
Condé Nast Traveler, Reader's Choice Poll, Top 25 in Hawai'i, & Worldwide Gold List
Condé Nast Traveler, Platinum Circle Award
Travel + Leisure Magazine, Top 500 &World's Best Awards, Top 25 in Hawai'i
Travel Weekly, Silver Magellan Award, Beach Resort/Hotel category
The Maui News, Best of Maui Awards, Best Cultural Program
Meetings Focus West, Best of the West, Western Region
Green Key Eco-Rating
Spa Kea Lani, Maui Spa Awards 2012
Condé Nast Traveler, Reader's Choice Awards, Top Resort Spa, Hawai'i
SpaFinder: Reader's Choice Awards, Best Beach Spa
Kō Restaurant, 2012
Chef Tylun Pang, Maui No Ka Oi Magazine, 'Aipono Award, Friend of Agriculture
Maui No Ka Oi Magazine, 'Aipono Award, Best Menu for Small Planet, Gold
Maui No Ka Oi Magazine, 'Aipono Award, Best Epicurean Twist on a Local Favorite, Silver
Maui No Ka Oi Magazine, 'Aipono Award, Best Hawai'i Regional, Silver
The Maui News, Best of Maui Awards, Best Resort Restaurant & Best Plantation Cuisine
OpenTable.com Diner's Choice Winner
Located on the pristine white sands of Wailea, The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui is Hawaii's only luxury oceanfront resort featuring spacious suites and villas. This distinctive hotel encompasses 22 acres of tropical landscape and offers authentic Hawaiian cultural experiences and warm and personal service which portray the essence of aloha. A luxurious haven in one of the most scenic places on earth, the resort rests gracefully on Polo Beach, situated on the sunny southwest shores of Maui.
ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with 94 hotels worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please visit www.fairmont.com.
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