KAILUA-KONA, HI--(Marketwire - Nov 1, 2012) - The readers of West Hawaii Today have spoken, and their voices have been heard loud and clear: The Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel has some of the best Kailua-Kona restaurant experiences in West Hawaii.

The Kona newspaper's annual reader poll highlights the best of the area from dining and beauty services to healthcare and retail. This Hawaii beachfront hotel walked away as a winner in two categories: Best Sunday Brunch and Best Luau, big honors in a destination where the competition is as tough as the scenery is beautiful.

Sunday brunch at this hotel in Kona, Hawaii takes place at the hotel's newest restaurant, Honu's on the Beach, open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, in addition to offering extravagant weekend buffets. Located in an open-air indoor/outdoor venue, the restaurant's brunch features a famous omelet and waffle station in addition to traditional Hawaiian favorites. The venue is also perfect for special occasions, offering a private dining room with seating for up to 70 guests.

The authentic Polynesian cuisine, activities and performances at the Island Breeze Luau earned the hotel the title of Best Luau with readers of West Hawaii Today. The time-honored tradition starts with a lei greeting and photo, followed by an open bar, arts and crafts and a number of activities including hula dancing, coconut-frond weaving, Polynesian tattooing and a chance to meet some of the performers. After the arrival of the Royal Court, a delicious buffet awaits with dishes such as Kalua Pua'a (succulent pork cooked in an underground oven), Lau Lau (meat wrapped in a taro leaf and steamed), poi (an ancient Hawaiian staple food made from taro) and haupia (coconut pudding). After you've had your fill of food, sit back and enjoy a grand finale performance with Fijian and Maori war dances, hula and a Samoan fire-knife dancer.

To learn more about the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, visit the hotel website at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/koacy-courtyard-king-kamehamehas-kona-beach-hotel/, where you can book rooms, learn more about the hotel's Big Island event space and plan your visit with maps and transportation information.

About the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel

Natural beauty and modern technology meet at the oceanfront Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, located near Honokohau Marina and Kaloko-Honokohau National Park. With a beautiful white-sand beach at its doorstep, this Kona International Airport hotel features a state-of-the-art lobby with flexible spaces to work, relax, mix and mingle. Stay connected with free Wi-Fi and the latest news, weather and airport info via the GoBoard. Minutes from cruise terminals, this hotel offers spacious accommodations with flat-screen cable TV, high-speed Internet access, luxurious bed linens, a large desk, refrigerator and coffeemaker with delicious Kona coffee. Work on your tan at the outdoor pool and whirlpool or work on your muscles at the well-equipped fitness center. Iconic attractions are nearby, including the historic Kailua Village, Hulihe'e Palace and Kailua Kona Pier, where you can take a sunset cruise. If you're looking for a beautiful meeting or event venue, this wedding hotel includes 20,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space with 16 meeting rooms. Fresh cuisine and fun energy are at the center of this hotel's dining options, which include an extensive breakfast buffet, Billfish Poolside Bar & Grille and authentic Polynesian cuisine and live performances at the Island Breeze Luau.

Contact Information:

Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
75-5660 Palani Road
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740