Winner Announced! Best Tropical Getaway for CaliforniansAuthor:Lindsey Shook
We have just crowned the next winner in our monthly online feature: Design Democracy. Hundreds of votes were cast for the 12 tropical getaways nominated as the best escape for Californians, with Mauna Kea Beach Hotel beating out the rest.
Best Tropical Getaway for Californians: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Founded by Laurance S. Rockefeller in 1965, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel sits along the Big Island’s golden Kohala Coast. It recently underwent a $150 million renovation, including a revamp of the 258 guestrooms by John Hara Associates Inc. and Barry Design Associates. The resort also features the newly renovated 18-hole championship Mauna Kea Golf Course, a 2,500-square-foot fitness center and a museum-quality Pacific and Asian art collection, made up of more than 1,600 pieces collected by Mr. Rockefeller and Davis Allen specifically for the Mauna Kea in 1965.
From left: Hacienda Beach Club & Residences, Hotel Renew
Congrats to all that were nominated, and thanks so much to all of our readers who participated.
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