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Aqua Hospitality’s “Times of Your Life”: GRADUATION!

There’s no better way to reward a recent graduate for a job well done than with the gift of travel. No matter what your grad’s personality, Aqua Hospitality has a Hawaii hotel that makes the grade. Plus, grads who “hang loose” with Aqua can save with the “Show Us Your Shaka” Promotion.

  • Honors Grad: Monogram Hotel Collection’s Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head is the ideal reward for a college student graduating cum laude or a doctoral candidate who has survived their dissertation. This Zen-like upscale retreat on the edge of Waikiki boasts panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and is the perfect place to recharge, reflect and let-loose.
  • Sporty Types: Aqua’s neighbor island properties are “the bomb” for students who like to stay active. Hotels like Aqua Kauai Beach Resort and Aqua Hotel Molokai make the perfect launch pads from which to discover Hawaii’s natural beauty via hiking, kayaking, biking or surfing.
  • Social Butterflies: Graduates who prefer to be “in the know” will find that the excitement never stops in Waikiki. Any of Aqua Hotels and Resorts’ 12 Waikiki hotels offer style, comfort and convenience for those eager to explore during the day and enjoy fun, spirited dining and nightlife in the evening.
  • Big Drama: For those who prefer to go bold or go home, Volcano House on Hawaii Island is an once-in-a-lifetime experience within a world UNESCO heritage site. There’s nothing more dramatic than watching the fiery glow of an active volcano from a historic Hawaiian- inspired guest room or while enjoying the creative island cuisine at The Rim restaurant.


Grads Save with “Show Us Your Shaka” Promotion
Grads can hang loose and save with Aqua’s Show Us Your Shaka Promotion. Available now through December 31, 2014, guests receive an additional 10 percent savings on the best available rate when they flash a shaka at check-in. Advance reservations required to receive discount and can be made at or by calling 1-866-940-2782.

According to island lore, the shaka was started by a sugar mill worker who lost his three middle fingers in a factory accident. He was reassigned as a security guard for the sugar train and would flash his “shaka” as an all-clear sign. The sign, which is a wave with the thumb and pinkie finger extended and middle fingers curled down, became associated with surf culture during the 1960s when visiting surfers from the mainland adopted the gesture. Today, it has many meanings including “Hang Loose”, “Hi”, “Thank You”, “All Right”, “See You”, “Peace”, “Goodbye” and “Take Care”.

Coming up Next: Aqua’s Times of Your Life- Family Vacations!

If you have plans to travel to Hawaii, let us know. We’d love to introduce you to Aqua Hospitality.