The Royal Hawaiian Resort, A Luxury Collection Resort

Awards & Accolades

Recognition by world-renowned industry

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort prides itself on delivering superior quality and exceptional customer service. We are honoured to have been recognized by our community including guests, industry insiders and established travel and hospitality publications. See below for some of our most recent awards and accolades.

2017

  • USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Historic Hotels #8
  • US News & World Report Gold Award

 

2016

  • Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards for Top Hotels in Hawaii, #2
  • Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards for Top 15 Best Hotel Resorts in Hawaii, #14
  • TravelAge West WAVE Award Best New Resort or Major Renovation, Hawaii
  • Successful Meetings Pinnacle Award for Best Meetings Industry Renovated Property in the West Region
  • HAWAII Magazine Readers’ Choice Award: Best Hotel or Resort for a Romantic Getaway, #9
  • HAWAII Magazine Readers’ Choice Award: Best Hotel or Resort with the Best Aloha Spirit, #2
  • HAWAII Magazine Readers’ Choice Award: Best Hotel or Resort Staff, #5
  • HAWAII Magazine Readers’ Choice Award: Best Hotel or Resort Gueset Service Program, #4
  • HAWAII Magazine Readers’ Choice Award: Best Lobby Bar, Mai Tai Bar, #4
  • US News & World Report Best Hotels, #8

 

2015

  • Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards, Hawaii #15
  • Trip Advisor, Certificate of Excellence – Hall of Fame
  • Travel & Leisure Top 500 World’s Best Hotels
  • Wedding Spot’s Best Hawaii Wedding Venues
  • Conde Nast Traveler Gold List World’s Best Hotels

 

2014

  • Booking.com Award of Excellence for Guest Reviews
  • Historic Hotels of America Best Historic Resort
  • Successful Meetings Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Meeting Facility
  • Trip Advisor, Certificate of Excellence
  • Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards; Top Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii, Ranked 8
  • US News World Report Best Hotels Award: Ranked #12 in Hawaii
  • Travel & Leisure Top 500 World’s Best Hotels

 

2013

  • Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award
  • Fodors Top 10 Hawaiian Resorts 2013: Best History
  • Apple Vacations, Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Quality
  • SAVEUR Culinary Travel Award – Notable Hotel Bars: Mai Tai Bar
  • Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards Top Five Hotels in Hawaii
  • Travel & Leisure – Top Hotels in Hawaii
  • Starwood Preferred Guest Member Favorite Resorts List – Best Beach Resort
  • Starwood Preferred Guest Member Favorite Resorts List – Most Romantic Retreat
  • Conde Nast Traveler – Readers Choice Top 20 Resort Spas in Hawaii
  • US News List of the Best Hotels in Honolulu, Ranked #4
  • US News List of the Best Luxury Collection Hotel, Ranked #3
  • US News List of the Best Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Ranked #10
  • Travel & Leisure – 500 Best Hotels in the World
  • Conde Nast Traveler – Best Hotels in the World Gold List Award

Archived Awards

2012
  • Conde Nast Traveler – Readers Choice Top 5 Best in Hawaii
  • Successful Meetings, Pinnacle Awards Hotels & Resorts Winners
  • MLT, Quality Assurance Award
  • Apple Vacations, Crystal Award – Best Staff & Service in Hawaii
  • Honolulu Magazine, Hale Aina Award Best Restaurant for Date Night, Bronze Award
  • Honolulu Magazine, Hale Aina Award Best Seafood, Finalist
  • Honolulu Magazine, Hale Aina Award Best Oahu Restaurant, Top 5

 

2011
  • Historic Hotels of America – Best Practices in Historic Marketing
  • Reader’s Digest – Top 10 Most Romantic Hotels of the World
  • Conde Naste Traveler – Top 200 Hotels
  • Travelocity Excellence Award
  • Travel + Leisure, 500 World’s Best Hotels
  • Historic Hotels of America, Historic Hotels of America Inauguration Plaque
  • TripAdvisor, Certificate of Excellence Award
  • Honolulu Magazine, Hale Aina Award Best Oahu Restaurant, Bronze

 

2010
  • MotivAction, MotivAction Outstanding Partner Award
  • Spas of America, Top 50 Spas
  • Travelocity Excellence Award
  • TripAdvisor, Certificate of Excellence
  • Spas of America, Top 5 Spas: Abhasa Spa
  • Haute Living, Top 5 Fish Dishes in Hawaii Award for Potato Scaled Hawaiian Moi & Kona Abalone dish
  • Successful Meetings, Pinnacle Awards Hotels & Resorts Winners
  • Travelers’ Choice, Top 10 Relaxation/Spa Hotels in the United States
  • Travelers’ Choice, Top 10 Hotels for Romance in the United States
  • Expedia Insiders’ Select List
  • TravelAge West, Western Agents’ Votes of Excellence Award, Editor’s Pick for “Best New Resort or Major Renovation, Hawaii”
  • Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Awards Top Resorts in Hawaii
  • Conde Nast Traveler, Top 240 Spas in North America, Hawaii, Central America and the Caribbean
  • Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence
  • Luxury Travel Magazine’s Gold List in the Best Overseas Hotel Category (Australia)
  • TripAdvisor, Top 10 Hotels for Romance in the United States
  • TripAdvisor, Top 10 US Relaxation/Spa Hotels
  • International Interior Design Association, Honor Award Best in Show: Philpotts & Associates for The Royal Hawaiian
  • TravelAgeWest, Best New Resort or Major Renovation, Hawai‘i
  • Honolulu Magazine, Hale ‘Aina Award for Best New Restaurant GOLD Award: Azure Restaurant
  • Honolulu Magazine, Hale ‘Aina Award for Best Seafood Restaurant FINALIST Award: Azure Restaurant

 

2009
  • Sante Magazine, Restaurant Award, Traditional: Azure Restaurant
  • Travel Weekly, Gold Magellan Award in the Hotels & Resorts HM5: Advertising/Marketing Campaign Category
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties – Hawaii, Kululu Hale Award
  • Historic Hawai’i Foundation, Preservation Honor Award
  • Travel + Leisure, Top 500 Best Hotels in the World
  • Conde Nast Traveler, World’s 140 Top New Hotels
  • Travel + Leisure, America’s Best Hotels for Families
  • Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Hotels, Service
  • Conde Nast Traveler, Readers’ Choice Awards, Top U.S. Hotels

 

2008
  • Meetings & Conventions Gold Award
  • Travel + Leisure, The World’s Best Hotels, Top 25 Hotels in Hawaii
  • 2008 Celebrated Living, Readers’ Choice Platinum List
  • 2008 Travel + Leisure, Top 500 Hotels in the World

 

2007
  • HAWAII Magazine, Favorite Place to Stay on Oahu
  • Condé Nast Traveler, Top 20 Australia/Pacific Island Hotels
  • Travel + Leisure, Family Top 10 Hawaii Resorts
  • Travel + Leisure, 500 The World’s Best Hotels
  • TravelAge West,Western Agents’ Votes of Excellence Awards, Best Historical Hotel in the West
  • Elite Traveler, Top North American Suites

 

2006
  • Sunset Magazine, Best Hotel Bars in the West: Mai Tai Bar
  • Orbitz & CheapTickets, Customer Choice Award for Best Staff Hotel
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