The results of Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017 were announced today, and Hotel Wailea, Hawaii’s first and only Relais & Châteaux property, was named as the best hotel on the island of Maui. Designed exclusively for couples, the independently owned and operated all-suite hotel offers an unprecedented level of intimacy, privacy and exclusivity in Hawaii.
“We are thrilled to be recognized as the best hotel on Maui by the discerning readers of Travel + Leisure,” said Markus Schale, general manager at Hotel Wailea. “Hotel Wailea offers guests a truly unique and authentic island experience that embodies the spirit of Maui while delivering world class luxury.”
Set across 15 expansive acres, Hotel Wailea boasts a relaxed yet luxe beach house design in all 72 one-bedroom suites, a pool with private residential-style cabanas and an orchard-to-glass apothecary bar. The hotel’s culinary program centers on seasonal dining with Hawaiian influence and Maui-grown ingredients, including those sourced from the hotel’s on-property organic farm. Hotel Wailea’s signature restaurant, The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, offers a European-inspired elegance infused with creative island-to-table cuisine, while The Treehouse allows patrons to dine within the canopy of mango and avocado trees in a dramatic outdoor setting, complete with stunning ocean views, a seven-course private chef dinner and sunset champagne toast.
Travel + Leisure readers named Maui number one island in Hawaii for the sixth year in a row.