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Aqua Hospitality Offers Meetings for All Budgets With Creation of Three Hotel Brands

Honolulu, Hawaii – March 14, 2013 – With the recent restructuring of its 24-property group into three distinctive hotel brands, Aqua Hospitality (www.aquahospitality.com) offers groups stylish accommodations and meeting space to suit any budget. Through its new Monogram, Aqua, and Lite Hotel brands, meetings in Hawaii can be as over-the-top or paired down as the occasion demands. What’s more, groups will find each property boasts a unique personality with distinct accommodations, spaces and services that are far from ordinary.

When planning a meeting in Hawaii, groups can choose from Aqua Hospitality’s three new brands that reflect the unique characteristics of its major market segments-luxury seekers of customized experiences, value and adventure-oriented guests and budget-conscious travelers. These brands include:

MONOGRAM HOTEL COLLECTIONSM represents an elite group of stand-alone and independent hotels and resorts providing a highly personalized luxury experience. Each hotel has a distinct identity and is unique in personality, environment and design. All properties offer a boutique experience and promise to be the highlight of any getaway.

AQUA HOTELS AND RESORTSĀ® offers stylish, mid-priced hotels that present excellent value and lifestyle services rooted in Hawaii’s rich cultural traditions. Savvy travelers will appreciate the added services that make a stay Aqua Hotels and Resorts fun, convenient and positively practical.

LITE HOTELSSM is a group of eclectic, economy hotels that appeal to budget-minded travelers. These guests are seeking the most bang for their buck and appreciate the fundamentals- service, convenience and cleanliness.

“Aqua’s hotels are anything but cookie cutter,” said Elizabeth Churchill, senior vice president of sales and marketing. “From the high-end to our value-oriented properties, each offers a one-of-a-kind experience that guests won’t find elsewhere.”

One example of the individuality found in the Aqua collection is Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel. With a location directly across from Diamond Head, this property features exclusive views of the famed crater from guest rooms and outdoor event space. At the opposite end of Waikiki is Aqua Ilikai Hotel & Suites, which fronts the picturesque Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and offers phenomenal views from a penthouse restaurant on the 26th floor. Other properties offer unique spaces and lounge areas, some even with kitchenettes, which are ideal for small group functions or as informal gathering places.

On the neighbor islands, Hotel Wailea Maui’s Anuhea Room is a standout offering high ceilings, hardwood floors, beautiful stonewalls and views of both cascading waterfalls and the Pacific Ocean. The property also has various outdoor function areas that boast panoramic views from the Wailea hillside. At the Hawaiian plantation-style Aqua Kauai Beach Resort, groups not only have access to an 8,600 square-foot ballroom, meeting rooms and restaurant spaces on-site, but also beautifully landscaped outdoor areas complete with manicured lawns, picturesque waterfalls and lush tropical vistas. The resort’s recently expanded Shutter’s Lounge outdoor patio area, complete with fire pit, is another popular gathering area.

In addition to the three new brands, Aqua Hospitality also been making its properties more enticing to groups through an aggressive renovation program across is collection with over $55 million in projects completed or slated for this year. The comprehensive improvements range from lobbies to rooms to meeting space, as well as green initiatives that help to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and utility costs.

“Our properties are being refreshed, renewed and reinvented to provide our guests with a Hawaii experience that exceeds their expectations whether here for a high-powered board meeting or leisurely escape,” says Churchill.

Formerly known as Aqua Hotels and Resorts, Aqua’s highly successful and diverse collection of hotels and resorts currently spans all six major Hawaiian Islands. Aqua has combined its innovative, service-oriented hotel operations with deep analytical capabilities, a tech-savvy marketing approach and worldwide sales effort to become a top choice for meeting planners and travelers from across the globe.

About Aqua HospitalitySM
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.