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About Aqua Hotels and Resorts

General information about the Aqua Hotels and Resorts hotel chain in Hawaii.

Aqua Hotels and Resorts was founded in 2001, making it one of Hawaii's newest hotel management companies. In the beginning, Aqua emphasized its low prices, but later they went through a period during which they targeted a more upscale visitor. At that time they had a hotel category called "Aqua Elite" that included the elegantly decorated Renew Hotel. Today Aqua no longer has an elite hotel category, but they still have properties that will interest a wide range of Hawaii visitors from budget travelers, to families, to those looking for moderately priced hotels with extra amenities such as spas, ocean views, and on-site restaurants. Aqua is one of the Aqua Aston Hospitality hotel brands.

Aqua Hotels and Resorts is one of the newest hotel management companies in Hawaii. The company was founded by Hawaii hotelier Mike Paulin in 2001. They started out by managing five "condotels" on Oahu, so named because they were hotels converted to individually-owned condominium units, most of which are rented to

Aqua Hotels on Oahu
The Aqua Resorts hotel chain has 5 hotels in Hawaii, all of them in Waikiki and Honolulu on the island of Oahu.

News About Aqua Hotels
Press releases, magazine articles, and newspaper articles about the Aqua Resorts hotel chain on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

Amenities at Aqua Hotels
Amenities offered by all Aqua Hotels include a poolside cabana offering massage therapy and other spa services, a fitness center with exercise equipment, daily continental breakfast, and a kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, and wet bar.

Background of Aqua Hotels
Mike Paulin, the CEO and founder of Aqua Hotels, is a long-time player in the Hawaiian hotel industry. He was very involved in the early growth of Colony Resorts and Aston Resorts, and he owned Marc Resorts Hawaii between 1987 and 1997. After he sold that company to Signature Resorts - aka SunTerra - fhe remained on as manager for three years. In 2001, he became co-chairman of the board for Castle Resorts, and founded Aqua Resorts. In 2001, Aqua took over two properties formerly managed by the Outrigger Ohana hotel chain - the Ala wai Terrace and the Ala Wai Tower - and combined them into a single 186 until hotel called the Aqua Marina.

Aqua's "Premium Room" Category

Aqua no longer has an "Aqua Elite" hotel category, but they do have a special section on their Web site highlighting the best and most luxurious rooms at several of their Waikiki Hotels. Those rooms have been grouped in a category called "Aqua Premium Rooms". Examples of offerings in this category include a a 1250 square foot, two bedroom, penthouse suite with a 2500 square foot private lanai at the Coconut Waikiki Hotel and a 1250 square foot, two bedroom suite at the Aqua Bamboo Hotel and Spa with an 1100 square foot private lanai.


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