POSTED: 9:24 a.m. HST, Dec 18, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 1:30 p.m. HST, Dec 18, 2013
Based on 80,000 responses to what it calls "highly nosy" readers' choice survey, Conde Nast Traveler magazine has placed 13 Hawaii resorts and hotels on its 2014 Gold List, which ranks the world's best hotels.
Of the 200 U.S. properties ranked, the Hawaii properties included, along with their scores, are: Four Seasons Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu on Hawaii Big Island (95.4), Four Seasons Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele (95.3), Four Seasons Maui at Wailea (94.8), Four Seasons Lana'i at Manele Bay (94.7), Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk (93.1), St. Regis Princeville on Kauai and Halekulani in Waikiki received identical ratings, (91.6), Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa (91.1), Fairmont Orchid on Hawaii island (90.5), Koa Kea Hotel & Resort on Kauai and Fairmont Kea Lani on Maui tied, (90.4), Honua Kai Resort & Spa, Maui (90.2) and Maui's Wailea Beach Villas scored 90.0.
The magazine did not release a global list for comparing Hawaii resorts against others around the world, but various lists by region are available online.