The iconic Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is proud to announce its induction into Historic Hotels of America®, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest historic hotels. The hotel will now be included in the organization’s elite directory.
“As the first resort hotel built on the Kohala Coast, renowned for its timeless design and architectural excellence, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is honored to be selected for membership in this distinguished organization comprised of some of the most historically significant buildings in America,” said Craig Anderson, general manager.
Of the 34 hotels inducted into Historic Hotels of America in 2016, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel was one of the few mid-century modern historic hotels selected and is currently the
only one with that unique design aesthetic in Hawaii. Induction into the prestigious program is based upon remarkable standards, including quality of accommodations, historic significance, record of preserving authenticity, sense of place and architectural integrity. Additionally, nominated hotels must be at least 50 years old, a milestone achieved by Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in 2015, and designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Place.