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Joshua Gray and Joshua Gahret named to lead Lotus Honolulu

July 26, 2013
Honolulu, Hawaii – MONOGRAM HOTEL COLLECTION, a division of Aqua Hospitality, announced the appointments of Joshua Gray as general manager and Joshua Gahret as hotel manager for the stylish 51-room Lotus Honolulu.

“Aqua Hospitality’s reputation as a Hawaii hotel leader with a commitment to exceptional guest service is why we hire the best and promote the most qualified individuals to key management positions,” said Ben Rafter, Aqua’s President and CEO. “The ‘Joshua team’ has strong operational experience and results-oriented skills that are perfect for Lotus Honolulu’s exciting new positioning in Waikiki.”

Joshua Gray, General Manager, Lotus Honolulu
Gray has been hired as the new general manager of Lotus Honolulu, replacing Matthew Pickett who transferred to another Aqua property.

A results-oriented professional, Gray has strong customer relations skills and strengths in front office operations, staff training, guest services, sales and problem resolution.

Gray comes to Lotus Honolulu after spending eight years at Wynn Las Vegas, most recently as Strategic Marketing Manager. He also held management positions at the Flamingo and Grand Casino Resort in Nevada.

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, Gray majored in Economics.

Joshua Gahret, Hotel Manager, Lotus Honolulu
Gahret was promoted from guest services manager to hotel manager of Lotus Honolulu.

Prior to joining Aqua in 2009, Gahret worked at Aston Waikiki Beach Tower, Fairmont Kea Lani and Hotel Hana Maui, where he started his hospitality career working as a reservation agent, bellman/bell captain and guest services agent.

Gahret received his Associate of Science in Nursing diploma from Indiana University in Bloomington.

About Lotus Honolulu
Lotus Honolulu is a luxurious haven along Waikiki’s “Gold Coast” offering spectacular views of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean. The stylish boutique hotel enjoys a tranquil and quiet setting and is walking distance to the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium and across from Kapiolani Park and Waikiki Shell.

On August 1, Park Partners unveil Park, an exciting new restaurant serving modern interpretations of Mediterranean cuisine that will add flair to Honolulu’s dining and social scene.

Lotus Honolulu is managed by Aqua Hospitality; a Hawaii-owned and operated lodging company founded in 2001 with locations on Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii Island. The hotel is part of the company’s new Monogram Hotel Collection.

For more information about Lotus Honolulu visit or call 808-922-1700.

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