SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

December 16, 2013 16:48 ET

Hawaii Hotel Named Hotel of the Year by Hawaiian Airlines

Renovations Add to Appeal at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

WAIKOLOA BEACH, HI--(Marketwired - Dec 16, 2013) - If anyone knows hotels, it's airline crews. For most of their lives, pilots, stewards and stewardesses live out of a suitcase, the envy of the rest of the world as they hop from one city to the next. What airline crews will tell you, however, is that getting a good night's rest isn't that easy when a bed is not one's own. This year, Hawaiian Airlines chose the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa as its 2013 Hotel of the Year, honoring the Waikoloa hotel as the top property for hosting its crews and passengers.

The annual award was given to this resort on the Big Island of Hawaii and accepted by the general manager, John Tolbert. "It is a pleasure to host the crews and passengers of Hawaiian Airlines," he says, "and we are honored to be recognized by a company who holds service and comfort at the top of its guest priorities as much as we do."

While the resort is an award-winner and top destination for vacationers, honeymooners and Hawaii island weddings, it has continued to work on improving its offerings to create the best experience for guests.

This past fall, the resort made major improvements to guest rooms that included the addition of a 42-inch flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi to all rooms, and new beds should be in place by early 2014. Accommodations continue to offer a special fusion of authentic Polynesian and Asian decor, a private lanai, Kona coffee and tea service, a refrigerator and garden, mountain, pool or ocean views.

About the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
A beachfront location, stunning views and a multi-million dollar renovation are just part of what make the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa one of the Big Island's best luxury getaways. Set along the Kohala Coast, the 15-acre resort faces Anaeho'omalu Bay beach and ancient fish ponds, and offer accommodations that feature both authentic Polynesian and Asian decor and modern amenities. Guest rooms include a private lanai; high-speed Internet access; Kona coffee and tea service; plush bedding, a refrigerator and garden, mountain, pool or ocean views. Guests can find plenty of options for recreation or relaxation with multiple pools, a fitness center, Mandara Spa, shopping, 36 holes of golf and outdoor adventure including scuba diving, surfing and whale-watching. Hawaii Calls Restaurant & Lounge offers all-day dining including a bountiful breakfast buffet, poolside drinks and light fare and a la carte options. Get a midday pick-me-up at Kona Coffee Shoppe, and experience an authentic Polynesian show at the Sunset Luau, held every Wednesday and Saturday evening and offering food, dancing and music. This beautiful resort is also a popular destination for Big Island events and offers 28,000 square feet of event space and a ballroom that can host up to 1,300 guests.

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