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Honua Kai Resort & Spa is a great resort for Hawaiian experiential travel at a great value!
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Claudio Andrade appointed General Manager:


October 15, 2014 – Intrawest Honua Kai Hospitality Management, LLC, d/b/a Honua Kai Resort & Spa (IHKHM), has announced the appointment of Claudio Andrade as General Manager. In his role, Andrade will oversee IHKHM’s rental management operations at the luxurious 628 all-suite beachfront condominium resort on Maui’s famed Ka’anapali Beach. IHKHM is the largest and only on-site rental management company at the resort. Andrade brings more than 25 years of resort experience to his new position. Andrade first joined the IHKHM team as Assistant General Manager a little more than one year ago where he was responsible for all front and back of house operations for guests, as well as associate and owner satisfaction in those areas. Prior to joining IHMHM, Andrade was the Director of Rooms for the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii where he managed the front office, housekeeping, recreation and guest services in the 538-room resort. Additionally, Andrade has extensive experience at resorts all over the world with Marriott International. A native of Recife, Brazil, Andrade studied English at Bergen Community College in New Jersey and earned his Executive Leadership Certificate from eCornell. In his free time, he enjoys running, golf, tennis, soccer and surfing.


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Channing Bridges appointed to Director of Business Development:


Channing Bridges has been appointed to the position of Director of Business Development at the Honui Kai Resort & Spa in Ka'anapali. Bridges has nearly 30 years of hospitality experience, including 19 years in sales and marketing for various branded and independent properties in the islands and the Mainland. Bridges is relocating to Maui from O'ahu, where he most recently served as vice president for Royal Aloha Vacation Club. In his new position, Bridges will be responsible for growing membership in the Honua Kai Resort & Spa homeowner rental program. Read full article in Maui Weekly.


Honua Kai Resort & Spa is ranked #3 Best Maui Hotels and #16 Best Hawaii Hotels by U.S. News & World Report Best Hotel Rankings. To create the 2014 rankings, U.S News & World Report evaluated 1,693 U.S. hotels, 271 Caribbean hotels, 342 Mexican Hotels and 223 Canadian hotels, taking into consideration the prominence of industry accolades a hotel receives along with its reputation among travel experts and guests expressed through online reviews and ratings. View the complete list of Best Hotels in Maui for 2014 here. View the Best Hawaii Hotels here.

Honua Kai Resort & Spa has been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top resorts in the world on The 2014 Gold List! Read original article here.

Honua Kai Resort & Spa Recipient of Travel + Leisure 2013 Readers Choice Awards
Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards announces Honua Kai Resort & Spa No. 9 Resort in Hawaii! The World’s Best Awards Survey is a readers’ poll created by editors. For each category, voters are rated on a scale of 1 to 5. Categories for hotels and resorts include rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food, and value. You can visit this award online at

Honua Kai Named Among Best-Reviewed Hotels on The Expedia 2013 Insiders’ Select List

Expedia Insiders’ Select™ list for 2013 is an annual ranking of best-reviewed hotels as determined by the world’s leading full-service online travel company. The Insiders’ Select list recognizes the top-ranked hotels available on Expedia sites worldwide, as judged by more than 1 million annual guest reviews. As the world’s leading online travel company, Expedia, Inc. has unmatched traveler insight and local market destination expertise. Visit online.

Honua Kai Resort & Spa Wins MLT Vacations 2012 Quality Assurance Award



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