The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on Hawaii Island recently announced 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.
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, according to a Mauna Kea Beach Hotel statement.
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.
Founded in 1965 by venture capitalist and passionate conservationist Laurance S. Rockefeller, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel offers 252 luxurious guest rooms, a variety of dining options including Copper Bar and Manta Restaurant, spa and tennis facilities, and the award-winning championship 18-hole Mauna Kea Golf Course.