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Hilmy Dole promoted to General Manager for Kauai Sands Hotel

April 18, 2013

Honolulu, Hawaii – Lite Hotels, a division of Aqua Hospitality®, (, is pleased to announce the promotion of Hilmy Dole to general manager for the beachfront Kauai Sands Hotel.

“In the short time Hilmy has been with us, he has been a driving force at the hotel and leader for employees,” said Ben Rafter, President and CEO, Aqua Hospitality. “His years of experience are invaluable to us as we transition and guide the hotel through its refurbishment process.”

Dole joined Aqua in June 2012 as Hotel Manager. He has more than 20 years of experience in the visitor industry and Kauai, having opened the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa in 1989.
Hilmy Dole studied at the University of Hawaii – School of Travel Industry Management School, majoring in Hotel and Restaurant Management.

He can be reached at

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About Kauai Sands Hotel
Kauai Sands Hotel is an affordable oceanfront property situated along a secluded beach on Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast. This quaint hotel features six acres of lush lawns and tropical gardens and two outdoor pools. Minutes away are Wailua River, Wailua Golf Course, Coconut Marketplace Shopping Center and the historic town of Kapaa.

Kauai Sands Hotel is part of Aqua’s LITE HOTELS℠, a group of eclectic, economy hotels that appeal to budget-minded travelers. These guests seek the most bang for their buck and appreciate the fundamentals — service, convenience and cleanliness.

For more information about Kauai Sands Hotel, visit or call 808-822-4951.

About Aqua Hospitality®
Aqua Hospitality is a Hawaii-based management company founded in 2001. The company provides full-service management including sales, marketing, Internet distribution, individualized branding, reservations, as well as revenue management to maximize profitability. Currently representing 24 contemporary properties on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii Island, Aqua offers lifestyle full-service resorts, stylish boutique hotels, comfortable budget properties and a historic hotel within a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For more information on the company, individual hotels, and its three divisions of hotels – Monogram Hotel Collection, Aqua Hotels and Resorts and Lite Hotels – visit or call 1-808-943-9291.