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Maui Beach Hotel and Kauai Sands Hotel Welcome Budget-Minded Travelers With Refreshed Guest Rooms and More

Honolulu, Hawaii – April 5, 2013 -Lite Hotels, a division of Aqua Hospitality (, continue to energize Hawaii’s budget-travel market with recent enhancements to the Maui Beach Hotel and Kauai Sands Hotel. The upgrades are part of Aqua’s efforts to revitalize Hawaii tourism with a collective $55 million in enhancement projects across its three hotel brands. The recently branded Lite Hotels is a group of eclectic, economy properties that appeal to budget-minded travelers seeking the most bang for their buck and appreciate the fundamentals – service, convenience and cleanliness.

Maui Beach Hotel
“Our Lite Hotels are friendly, approachable and practical with a focus on the basics,” said Elizabeth Churchill, senior vice president of sales and marketing. “The property enhancements help us provide those basics in a presentation that is fresh, clean and updated, so travelers truly receive the ultimate in value.”

Totaling over $1.3 million, the projects at both Maui Beach Hotel and Kauai Sands Hotel primarily focused on enhancing the guest room experience. Guest rooms at both properties now feature beds with premium triple sheeting, bed skirting and a fashionable bed scarf. New flat screen televisions also were installed in all guest rooms at Maui Beach Hotel.

Kauai Sands Hotel
At Kauai Sands Hotel, the addition of new pool furniture, colorful partitions and exterior paint further create a refreshed and contemporary feel at the property. The upgrades are a pre-curser to a major renovation planned at the hotel for later in 2013.

About Maui Beach Hotel
Situated on the shores of Kahului Bay in the heart of downtown Kahului, Maui Beach Hotel is a popular hotel just minutes from Kahului Airport, shopping, beaches and golf courses. This value-oriented hotel offers beautifully appointed rooms and suites with ocean or garden views and island-style d├ęcor. Hotel amenities include a complimentary airport shuttle, restaurant and lounge, swimming pool with sundeck, fitness center, meeting/banquet rooms and a ballroom.

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.

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 brands of hotels – Monogram Hotel Collection, Aqua Hotels and Resorts and Lite Hotels – visit or call 1-808-943-9291.