Nearly 80,000 people participated in Conde Nast Traveler’s annual readers’ choice survey, the basis for the publication’s recently released Gold List of the world’s best hotel properties for 2014.


Thirteen Hawaii properties earned recognition in the extensive Conde Nast ranking, including all four of the state’s Four Season resorts, which were headlined by the Four Seasons Hualalai at Historic Kaupulehu on the Big Island of Hawaii posting a readers score of 95.4, the best in the islands.

“The perfect example of a hotel designed to fit its surroundings,” one reader said of the property.

The island of Maui, however, is home to the most Gold List 2014 properties, including the Four Seasons resort at Wailea, the Fairmont Kea Lani, the Wailea Beach Villas and the Honua Kai Resort & Spa in Kaanapali.

Kauai produced three honored properties: the St. Regis Princeville; the Grand Hyatt Resort & Spa; and the Koa Kea Resort & Spa in Poipu. And Oahu was home to two gold listers: the Halekulani in Waikiki and the Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beachwalk, which earned a reader ranking of 93.4.

“This was absolutely the nicest hotel ever,” one Conde Nast reader said of the Trump Waikiki.

To view all the Hawaii honorees, click here.
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