ResortQuest Hawaii Caters to Kids

Company launches ‘KeikiQuest Kids Club’ program on Oahu

By: Dawna L. Robertson

Families are in for even more fun this summer with ResortQuest Hawaii. Formerly known as Aston Hotels & Resorts, the company has launched its “KeikiQuest Kids Club” summer children’s program at the ResortQuest Waikiki Sunset.

The new program offers daytime activities for children to educate them about Hawaii’s culture, its unique marine and land environments, and Hawaiian arts and crafts.

Available through Sept. 4, the KeikiQuest Kids Club was created as a convenience for travelers with young children during Oahu’s peak summer family vacation period. It allows parents to enjoy “grownup” activities during the day while kids interact with their own peers.

“Family-oriented guest services such as this are very important to a number of our guests,” explained Kelvin Bloom, president of ResortQuest Hawaii. “Our goal is not only to offer the children of family travelers more to do on Oahu. Through ResortQuest Hawaii’s ‘Our Hawaii, Your Way’ style of island experiences, we offer kids the opportunity to learn about the Islands from an educational hands-on perspective, while still having fun.”

Housed in a specially designated KeikiQuest Kids Club room on the pool deck level of the ResortQuest Waikiki Sunset, the program is open to children ages 5 -12 staying at any of ResortQuest Hawaii’s 11 Oahu resorts. Daily programs run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and include lunch and a snack as part of the $45 daily (plus tax) fee per child.

Kids are engaged with a variety of indoor hands-on activities and outdoor experiential excursions scheduled during morning and afternoon sessions. The week-long agenda is packed with everything from lei making, hula, song and ukulele lessons to cultural hikes, surfing, reef discovery walks and catamaran rides.

Off-site activities take participants to top island attractions, such as Bishop Museum and its new Science Adventure Center, Waikiki Aquarium, Waikiki LuCoral Museum, Sea Life Park and the Honolulu Zoo.

ResortQuest Hawaii has partnered with Kamaaina Kids, Hawaii’s preeminent leader in childcare and after-school A+ programs, to create the new KeikiQuest program. Kamaaina Kids staff, who are certified in First Aid, CPR and Lifeguard training, operate the facility and oversee its daily schedule.

Hawaii’s largest operator of suites, resort condominiums and hotels, ResortQuest Hawaii features 28 properties and 5,000 rooms on the four major Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii.