Hyatt Regency Maui Receives Five 'Aipono Awards

Hyatt Regency Maui recently received recognition for their outstanding food and beverage offerings during Maui No Ka Oi magazine’s annual ‘Aipono Awards Gala. The AAA Four Diamond resort received a total of five ‘Aipono Awards, the most by any resort on Maui. The resort was awarded four Silver ‘Aipono Awards: Best Buffet for Swan Court restaurant; Best Luau for Drums of the Pacific Luau; Best Seafood for Japengo; and Best Asian Restaurant for Japengo. The resort also garnered a Gold ‘Aipono Award for Best Pacific Rim Cuisine at Japengo.


“We work very hard at Hyatt Regency Maui to be a hospitality role model for the community and to present the best dining experience possible to guests and locals,” said Michael Jokovich, general manager of Hyatt Regency Maui. “This recent recognition from Maui No Ka Oi motivates us to be innovators, setting an example to our peers and presenting the highest quality cuisine with authentic Hawaiian hospitality.”


The ‘Aipono Awards celebrate and support the Maui culinary industry by awarding top performing restaurants with prestigious gold and silver designations. These awards of honor and distinction are determined by readers, residents, and visitors of Maui – highlighting the very best the island has to offer. Through the resort’s utilization of Hyatt’s culinary philosophy of Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served, Hyatt Regency Maui has continually been recognized by Maui No Ka Oi as a leader in island cuisine. In 2012, Hyatt Regency Maui received two Silver ‘Aipono Awards – Best New Restaurant for Japengo, and Best Sushi for Japengo.

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