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Benchmark Hospitality International’s Hawaii Resorts Achieve Travel + Leisure’s
“2010 World’s Best Awards” List as “Top 25 Resorts in Hawaii”

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, August 2010 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading US-based hospitality management company, has announced that its resorts on Oahu and Maui have received Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2010 World Best Awards ~ both as a Top 25 Resort in Hawaii.  The award-winning properties include the landmark Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s legendary North Shore and Makena Beach & Golf Resort, located on the southern shore of Maui, Hawaii’s storied island.

This is the third year Turtle Bay Resort has been named to the Travel + Leisure World’s Best list and the first year for the newly rebranded Makena Beach & Golf Resort, which Benchmark Hospitality began operating and repositioning in September of last year.  The 2010 World’s Best Awards appear this month in Travel + Leisure, the highly respected consumer travel publication.

“This is a tremendous honor for Turtle Bay Resort and Makena Beach & Golf Resort,” said Bob Boyle, Benchmark Hospitality International’s vice president overseeing both Hawaii properties.  “I’m grateful to our exemplary teams of hospitality professionals that deliver aloha-service every day to our guests at both resorts.  This is their award – given by the resorts’ guests and Travel + Leisure’s readers, who have included us on this prestigious list of the World’s Best.”

For the past 15 years, the 1,000,000+ subscribers of Travel + Leisure magazine have cast their votes for the world’s top hotels, resorts, destinations and more within the continental United States, off shore and globally.   Improvements in the 2010 poll yielded a record number of votes, according to Travel + Leisure magazine.

For the complete Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards and Top 25 Resorts in Hawaii list, visit .

Makena Beach & Golf Resort

Turtle Bay Resort

About Turtle Bay Resort

Turtle Bay Resort is the only full-scale resort on Oahu’s North Shore, home of world-famous surfing, remote coastlines and exciting activities. The resort is located on a promontory offering wide vistas of the ocean from every room.

Turtle Bay Resort offers world-class golf and tennis, spa treatments, riding stables with ocean and trail riding, two lushly landscaped oceanside pools, seaside dining, North Shore and waterfall aerial tours by Paradise Helicopters, and 12 miles of walking and jogging trails along spectacular coastlines and through forested lands.

In addition, the resort is home to the famous Hans Hedemann Surf School, where guests can get a taste of the world’s best surf. 

Located on the North Shore of Oahu, the 880-acre Turtle Bay Resort is operated by Benchmark Hospitality International and is a Preferred Hotels® & Resorts Worldwide property – a collection of the world’s finest independent luxury hotels.

Famous for world-class surfing, pristine white-sand beaches, and its charming country setting, the North Shore also offers colorful cultural attractions, innovative ecological endeavors, and environmental adventures.

About Makena Beach & Golf Resort

Makena Beach & Golf Resort is situated on 1,800 acres of the southern shore of Maui in the Makena district of the island. The property offers 310 guestrooms and suites, each featuring private lanais, and commands sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, as well as vistas of Maui's diverse landscape and the 10,000-foot Mt. Haleakala.

The resort also features championship golf on the acclaimed Makena Golf Course, a Robert Trent Jones, Jr., 18-hole course that runs along the Pacific coastline, adjacent to the hotel. With stunning views from nearly every hole, the course is renowned for its ancient Hawaiian rock walls, natural gullies and stream beds, which were incorporated into the course's design.  Makena Beach & Golf Resort is operated by Benchmark Hospitality International.

About Benchmark Hospitality International

Benchmark Hospitality International is a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Hotels™.  The independent company, launched in 1980, is a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers.  Benchmark Hospitality is a worldwide organization operating properties in major metropolitan and resort destinations.  Benchmark's international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston.  The company’s northeast regional office is in New Jersey, with international offices in Tokyo, Japan, and Santiago, Chile. For the location of Benchmark’s properties and additional information, visit


Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications 
201-758-2864 / 201-758-2865-Fax

Also See: Benchmark's Turtle Bay Resort A Top 25 Hotel in Hawaii for 2008 According to Travel + Leisure Magazine / July 2008

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