The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort on Honolulu's Waikiki beach, is celebrating its signature restaurant Azure's recent garnering of culinary awards. The restaurant has received the 2009 Sante Restaurant Award, the Culinary Hospitality Award and Honolulu magazine’s 2010 Hale Aina Award for Best New Restaurant. Most recently awarded to Azure is the 2009 Award of Distinction for being one of the nation’s most wine-friendly restaurants in North America by Wine Enthusiast magazine.
The Sante Restaurant Culinary Hospitality Awards honor restaurants and professionals that exhibit outstanding achievement in culinary service and hospitality, and is the only peer-judged restaurant and hospitality competition in North America. The Hale Aina Awards are chosen by Honolulu magazine's readers, and honor the best in Hawaiian restaurants.