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Former Waikiki Joy Renamed in Anticipation of Renovation Completion

Honolulu, Hawaii– March 19, 2014- Currently undergoing a $2.5 million renovation, Aqua Hospitality’s Waikiki Joy Hotel will emerge with a fresh urban loft meets island paradise design and a brand new name: Aqua Oasis.

“Aqua Oasis will be a wonderful reflection of Waikiki’s stylish urban setting and inviting Hawaiian spirit,” said Elizabeth Churchill, senior vice president sales and marketing. “We anticipate it being a draw for a diverse audience that includes design savvy travelers, families, and groups.”

Expected to be completed by April 15, 2014, Aqua Oasis will be branded an Aqua Hotels and Resorts property and feature redesigned guest rooms, common areas and exterior landscaping. The renovated hotel will offer an “urban loft meets Hawaii” design inspired by the property’s large spacious suites and loft-like apartments, which favor groups and families. In the guest rooms, San Francisco designer Anthony Laurino has combined playful design elements, such as bold patterns and bright color accents, with a backdrop of fresh neutral colors and natural finishes reflective of the hotel’s city-based, island location. The open lobby space will be transformed into a social hub for guests with a welcoming communal feel. Summa International is overseeing the renovations.

Aqua Oasis is centrally located in the heart of Waikiki at 320 Lewers St. The 91-room property is within walking distance to the area’s best beaches, shops, dining and nightlife. Best available rates for the renovated rooms start at $150 per night. Reservations can be made by visiting


AQUA HOTELS AND RESORTS® offer stylish hotels with excellent service and plenty of personality. Savvy travelers will appreciate the many added amenities that make a stay at Aqua Hotels and Resorts fun, friendly and positively practical.

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 29 contemporary properties on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Hawaii Island and Guam, Aqua offers 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. Aqua Hospitality is an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry.