Mauna Kea Resort has been selected as a founding member of the Institute for Healthy Destination Accreditation, a new, first of its kind healthy travel certification program. Only six resorts across the nation have been invited to join the inaugural group, with Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel as the first Hawaii representatives.
The proprietary science-based accreditation process is designed to help hotels measure and improve its health-related initiatives, amenities, facilities and personnel. The Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit also offers a consumer portal with a singular focus on healthy travel.
In order to be considered for an IHDA Approved Healthy Destination Membership, applicants must complete an online questionnaire outlining the Best Practices in Healthy Hospitality. This assessment tool demonstrates that the hotel meets the basic standards regarding programs, services, amenities and facilities contributing to the Healthy Guest Experience. The IHDA accreditation team then evaluates the destination’s best practices and determines whether or not it qualifies for Approved Healthy Destination status.
Other hotels achieving AHD status are The Breakers of Palm Beach, The Hotel del Coronado, The Broadmoor, The Coeur d’Alene Resort, and Airlie. For more information, visit www.travelhealthy.org.