Aqua Hotels and Resorts Continues Its Growth Spurt

The management firm adds Maui, Waikiki properties By: Marty Wentzel
The Maui Beach Hotel is one of Aqua’s new Hawaii properties. // © 2012 Aqua Hotels and Resorts
The Maui Beach Hotel is one of Aqua’s new Hawaii properties. // © 2012 Aqua Hotels and Resorts

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Aqua Hotels and Resorts

Living up to its reputation as Hawaii’s fastest growing full-service hotel management company, Aqua Hotels and Resorts recently added the 147-room Maui Beach Hotel and 88-room Ewa Hotel Waikiki to its inventory.

The additions increase Aqua’s portfolio to 21 properties on five islands.

Set on Kahului Bay, the Maui Beach is the only hotel in Hawaii owned by Elleair Hawaii, which also owns the Elleair Maui Golf Club in Kihei. Guest amenities include a free airport shuttle, a fitness center access, high-speed Internet, a swimming pool, a restaurant, a lounge, a sundry and snack shop and meeting facilities.

“Maui Beach Hotel is a great addition for us,” said Aqua’s area director of operations Geoff Graf. “We have an excellent central Maui location and outstanding selection of amenities which make our hotel a great choice for travelers visiting the island for business, golf and entertainment.”

Ewa Hotel Waikiki is located on the Diamond Head side of Waikiki, near Kapiolani Park, the Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Beach. The property offers comfortable and affordable island-style accommodations with such amenities as in-room Internet access, daily local newspaper in the lobby and bicycle and surfboard racks. All rooms, except those in the moderate category, have kitchenettes — a popular selling point.

“Renovation of the Ewa Hotel will convert this property into a high value offering, and we're excited to bring this affordable option to visitors,” said Aqua president Ben Rafter. “Its location and amenities are excellent matches for price-conscious and long-stay customers.”

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