POSTED: 09:41 a.m. HST, Jan 22, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 09:46 a.m. HST, Jan 22, 2014
La Mer restaurant at Halekulani and two Four Seasons Resorts have won five-star ratings by the Forbes Travel Guide, formerly known as the Mobil Travel Guide.
The high-end restaurant at Halekulani is noted as a new addition to the Forbes list though it has long been high-rated by international travel publications and guides, and is the only Hawaii restaurant to receive five stars.
The only five-star-rated hotels in Hawaii are the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on Hawaii island and the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea on Maui.
The 56th annual star rating lists include 15 new five-star hotels, 16 new five-star restaurants and five new five-star spas around the world.
Of the 296 four-star hotels, 186 four-star restaurants and 149 four-star spas worldwide, Hawaii has six hotels, four restaurants and seven spas.