La Mer Receives Top Honors in Forbes Travel Guide’s Annual Star Ratings as the Only Five Star Restaurant in Hawaii

Halekulani’s Award-winning Neoclassic French Restaurant Continues Its Acclaim as Hawaii’s #1 Restaurant

WAIKIKI, Hawaii--()--Halekulani, the legendary Hawaii hotel, is pleased to announce La Mer’s recognition by Forbes Travel Guide as the only Five Star Restaurant in Hawaii. Unveiled officially by Forbes Travel Guide, La Mer will be showcased with all of the 2014 Five Star Rating recipients on

Featuring fine Neoclassic French cuisine, exquisite oceanfront surroundings and an award-winning wine list, La Mer’s culinary program has earned its acclaim as the longest consecutively ranked AAA Five Diamond restaurant in Hawaii. The menu features dishes inspired by flavors from the south of France through uniquely blended indigenous ingredients. As a result of the restaurant’s unmatched dining experience, La Mer has also been recognized by Zagat Survey with the highest rating among the over 730 dining establishments in Hawaii.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by Forbes Travel Guide as Hawaii’s only Five Star Restaurant,” said Ulrich Krauer, General Manager of Halekulani. “To receive top honors and be acknowledged as the finest dining establishment in Hawaii is humbling to our chef and staff who are passionate about creating an unsurpassed culinary journey for each guest.”

“Since its inception, Halekulani has remained true to its culture of authenticity, personalized service and gracious Hawaiian hospitality,” said Peter Shaindlin, Chief Executive of Halekulani Corporation. “La Mer’s receipt of the Five Star Award is a testament to our unrivaled dedication to providing outstanding service and an immaculate dining experience.”

“Our Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. These ratings serve as guideposts for consumers seeking exceptional travel experiences, and our primary mission is to serve the consumer,” said Michael Cascone, President of Forbes Travel Guide. “We’re proud to be associated with the new additions to our global list.”

La Mer is open daily from 6 pm to 10 pm. Long-sleeved collared shirt or jacket required for gentlemen. As an elegant fine dining restaurant, La Mer restricts patrons to adults and children eight years and older. For reservations please call (808) 923-2311 or book online at OpenTable.

About Halekulani

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2014 as one of the world’s finest and most acclaimed independent luxury hotels, Halekulani has received more than 500 accolades, awards and honoraria since its inception in 1984. The Waikiki Beach hotel is home to SpaHalekulani, consistently top-ranked by institutions such as Condé Nast Traveler and Forbes Travel Guide. Halekulani’s fine dining restaurant, La Mer, is Hawaii’s longest ranked AAA-Five Diamond Restaurant. Halekulani is managed by the Hotels and Resorts of Halekulani, a brand management division of the Honolulu-based Halekulani Corporation, which also manages Waikiki Parc Hotel. Halekulani is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and is aligned with Tokyo’s legendary Imperial Hotel. For reservations and information, please contact a travel planner, call Halekulani at (800) 367-2343 / (808) 923-2311 or visit the website (

About Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, is the originator of the prestigious Five Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry’s most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions. Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit combines the objectivity and heritage of the Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating system with insightful recommendations from a hand-selected group of travel experts, tastemakers and Forbes Travel Guide inspectors. is the exclusive online destination for Forbes Travel Guide’s list of Star Rated hotels, restaurants and spas, and gives its registered members exclusive access to special offers and curated experiences from select Forbes Travel Guide partners.


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Halekulani's La Mer continues its acclaim as Hawaii's #1 restaurant and receives top honors in Forbes Travel Guide's Annual Star Ratings as the only Five Star Restaurant in Hawaii


EVINS Communications
Samantha Stier, 212-377-3586