Aston Adds Hotel Renew

Designer boutique Hotel Renew augments Aston’s Waikiki collection By: Marty Wentzel
Waikiki visitors can now stay at rebranded Hotel Renew by Aston. // © 2013 Hotel Renew by Aston
Waikiki visitors can now stay at rebranded Hotel Renew by Aston. // © 2013 Hotel Renew by Aston

The Details

Aston Hotels and Resorts is best known for its full-service hotels and condominiums around the Hawaiian Islands. Recently, however, it broke the trend by adding the 72-room boutique Hotel Renew, now rebranded as Hotel Renew by Aston.

The Waikiki property, which originally opened in 2008, emphasizes personalized service and welcomes guests with cold, scented towels and chilled beverages at check-in. The hotel’s current amenities include wireless Internet, beach gear, PlayStation 3 Blu-ray consoles with unlimited movies and games, morning coffee and tea service, and a weekly cocktail mixer. By Aug. 1, Aston will launch a Hotel Renew amenity package providing guests with access to a full-service fitness facility, a boutique spa and two resort pools.

The nonsmoking hotel features an extensive recycling program and eco-friendly bathroom products. It offers ocean, mountain or city views and decor by San Francisco designer Jiun Ho, incorporating natural elements such as sand-blasted oak woods and cool limestone.

“The addition of Hotel Renew solidifies Aston’s position as a leader in hotel operations in Waikiki, as we always strive to offer the widest range of hotels and condominium resorts,” said Kelvin Bloom, president of Aston Hotels and Resorts, which is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year.

Since it opened in 2008, Hotel Renew has consistently placed at the top of national and statewide travel rankings. Ranked high among Oahu hotels on TripAdvisor, it was named among the top five haute hotels in Honolulu by Haute Living magazine and was described by The New York Times as an oasis where “friendliness reigns.”

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