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Volcano House Asking Hawai‘i Residents For Help Naming New Restaurant

May 1, 2013
Honolulu, Hawai‘i – MONOGRAM HOTEL COLLECTION℠, a division of Aqua Hospitality®,, announced that kama‘āina have an opportunity to submit their suggestions in a contest to name the new restaurant that opens in June at historic Volcano House, on Hawai‘i Island.

“Opening the new restaurant and lounge is one of the highlights of this exciting multi-million dollar renovation and providing an opportunity for people to help name the restaurant will be great fun,” said Elizabeth Churchill, Sr. VP Sales & Marketing for Aqua Hospitality. “Guests are already enjoying their stays in the newly renovated Crater View rooms, so the restaurant and lounge opening will be a wonderful amenity that everyone visiting Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will definitely enjoy.”

Offering diners maximum panoramic views of steaming Halema‘uma‘u Crater is a priority, and guests should not be disappointed. The new traditional Hawaiian menu will utilize Hawai‘i Island farmers for 95% of its protein, fruit and vegetable needs.

Details of the “Name the Volcano House Restaurant” contest:

• Contest launches on May 1
• Deadline to submit entries is May 15
• Entries must be submitted online at
• No limit to the number of names submitted
• Must be 21 years and older to enter with a valid Hawai‘i ID
• One winner will be selected by a team from Volcano House, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, and the park’s cultural advisory group
• If a name is chosen that has been submitted by more than one individual, the first person to submit the name is the winner

The winner receives a two-night stay in a Crater View room with breakfast for two daily and one dinner for two with a bottle of wine.

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About Volcano House
Historic Volcano House is Hawai‘i’s oldest hotel, welcoming visitors since 1877. The hotel in use today was built in 1941 and expanded in 1961. It enjoys a unique location on the edge of Halema‘uma‘u Crater within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park – designated an International Biosphere Reserve (1980) and UNESCO World Heritage Site (1987). Debuting in 2013 with a grand reopening, the restored Volcano House will offer 33 historic guest rooms, dining room, lounge and gift shop, along with cultural events and demonstrations. Ten newly refurbished camper cabins in the nearby Nāmakanipaio Campground are also part of the property.

Volcano House is managed by Hawaii Volcanoes Lodge Company, LLC; an affiliate of Aqua Hospitality®, a Hawai‘i-based management company founded in 2001 with contemporary properties on O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i, Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i and Hawai‘i Island. Volcano House is part of Aqua’s MONOGRAM HOTEL COLLECTION℠ – an elite group of stand-alone and independent hotels and resorts providing a highly personalized experience.

For more information about Volcano House visit or call 1-866-536-7972.

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.