POSTED: 7:20 a.m. HST, Apr 21, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 11:45 a.m. HST, Apr 21, 2014
The Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa is among the top five beach hotels in the world, according to the 2014 Conde Nast Hot list.
Andaz Maui is the only Hawaii resort on the magazine's 18th annual list, which names the five top hotels or resorts in categories such as Best Family Hotels, Best Food Hotels, Best Bargain Hotels, Best Design Hotels. Best Over-the-Top Hotels and Best Way-Out-There Hotels for the year.
Andaz Maui was formerly known as the Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort. The hotel was long vacant and had become a blight on Maui's Mokapu Beach prior to the multimillion-dollar renovation by Hyatt Corp., which converted the abandoned property to suit its Andaz boutique brand.