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Honolulu, Hawaii- February 27, 2014- Aqua Hospitality ( continues to embrace diversity with newly updated specials and packages for LGBT travelers. The company’s “Out and Proud” and “Free To Be” packages add a special aloha to any holiday in Hawaii whether to get married, celebrate a romantic occasion or simply relax in tropical paradise.

“Aqua has always celebrated diversity within our company and at our hotels as evidenced by our Travel Advocacy Group stamp of approval for hotels with LGBT-friendly policies and services,” said Elizabeth Churchill, Aqua’s senior vice president of sales and marketing. “This year we wanted to celebrate the marriage equality law in Hawaii and our long-standing commitment to the LGBT community by offering these specials and packages.”

Free to Be
Couples can celebrate their unions with the Free To Be package at any Aqua Hotels and Resorts hotel on Oahu. Pairs can enjoy the excitement of Waikiki, then retreat to one of 12 stylish properties. Included in this package is a Kama Sutra® Getaway Love Kit with a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate-covered macadamia nuts, copy of eXpression! Magazine and a coupon for two free Mai Tais at Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand, a popular establishment with views of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean that caters to visitors and locals. An optional Saturday Hula’s Catamaran sail around Diamond Head is also available for purchase when couples stay over a weekend.

Out and Proud
The Out and Proud special offers savings across Aqua Hospitality’s three hotel brands. Visitors can save an additional 10 percent off best available rates at select Lite Hotels throughout Hawaii and 15 percent at all Aqua Hotels and Resorts hotels on Oahu. Guests also receive a copy of eXpression! Magazine and a coupon for two free Mai Tais at Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand.

For dining enthusiasts, other Out and Proud specials include a free dining credit with a minimum stay as follows: Aqua Kauai Beach Resort earn a $50 credit for every three nights booked to use at any of its three on-site dining venues; Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, a Monogram hotel earn a $50 credit at Park restaurant for every three nights booked; Volcano House, a Monogram hotel earn a $50 credit at The Rim restaurant or Uncle George’s Lounge, both overlooking the crater, for every two nights booked.

Aqua’s LGBT specials and packages are available now through December 31, 2014. The specials and packages are valid on new reservations at participating Aqua Hospitality properties in Hawaii and cannot be combined with any other offer or special. Other restrictions may apply. Reservations can be made at or by calling 1-866-940-2782.

Aqua Diversity
Aqua Hospitality is a proud supporter of diversity with its ongoing commitment to the LGBT community. Aqua is a member of International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and all hotels are approved by the Travel Advocacy Group (TAG), which recognizes hotels with LGBT-friendly policies and services. The company is a regular sponsor and/or contributor to organizations including the Honolulu Gay Pride Festival, Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, Equality Hawaii, GLAAD, San Francisco LGBT Community Center and more.


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.