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Ko`a Kea Hotel & Resort

Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, today announced its 2021 Star Awards. Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort earned a new Forbes Travel Guide Recommended award and is showcased with other honorees on

Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort is a boutique destination set on sunny Poipu Beach. As Kauai’s closest hotel accommodations to the water, nearly all 121 well-appointed guestrooms and suites feature breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean welcoming guests with a sense of rejuvenation with a lush escape and authentic Aloha spirit of service.

“We are humbled to be named among the most elite luxury resorts around the world. We believe our aloha service, attention to detail, and our unique location allows us to create special memories for all our guests,” said Sharolyn Kawakami, Ko’a Kea’s resort manager.

Forbes Travel Guide is the world-renowned authority in genuine Five-Star service, and Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort is the latest addition to its illustrious annual Star Rating list. Properties were inspected prior to the pandemic and when regional restrictions allowed for the safe return of guests.

“These 2021 award winners are a testament to the resiliency of the hospitality industry,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “During an unprecedented time, these top properties adapted to numerous adversities all while maintaining high service levels and ensuring the health security of their guests and staff.”

He added, “We hope that these excellent properties will inspire travelers for when they are ready to venture out on their next trip.”
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