Aqua-Aston Hospitality portfolio continues to expand with new hotels joining the established brand this summer while the group celebrates a $20-million Restoration Project and a Green Business Award.
Aston Hotels & Resorts Opens The Fountains at ChampionsGate
In time for the summer travel season, Aston Hotels & Resorts, an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced its latest management agreement in Central Florida for The Fountains at ChampionsGate. Located in the scenic ChampionsGate community, the newly opened 80-unit luxury town home resort property is just a 25-minute drive from the Orlando International Airport and is within close proximity to major theme parks, including Disney World®, Universal Studios®, Sea World®, and LEGOLAND. The Fountains at ChampionsGate features spacious three and four-bedroom units complete with amenities for groups of all sizes, including: designer kitchens with stainless steel appliances; HD LCD televisions; washers/dryers; private patios; attached, private one-car garages; and more. For recreation, guests can access multiple swimming pools, a jet spa, a BBQ area, and a movie theatre. In addition, two Greg Norman-designed 18-hole championship golf courses are located just off-site.
Aqua Hospitality Expands Oahu Portfolio with Ohia Waikiki
Aqua Hospitality, an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced the addition of the Ohia Waikiki to its Waikiki management portfolio effective June 2015. Located in the heart of Waikiki, the 17-story, 251-room Ohia Waikiki – formerly known as the Outrigger Surf East – is currently undergoing a $2-million refresh. The hotel is located at 2280 Kuhio Avenue, just two blocks to the world-famous Waikiki Beach, and is within walking distance to the area’s best shops, restaurants and entertainment.
Hilo Naniloa Hotel and Golf Club Ceremony Celebrates $20-million Restoration Project
On Tuesday, August 18, a formal groundbreaking and Hawaiian blessing ceremony was held at the Hilo Naniloa Hotel and Golf Club, located on Hawaii’s Big Island. The ceremony was held to celebrate a $20-million restoration project that is expected to last until spring 2016, when the iconic property will be repositioned as a destination hotel and re-launched by management company Aqua-Aston Hospitality as the DoubleTree by Hilton Hilo at the Naniloa. Attendees included Tower Development ownership group president, Ed Bushor; Hilo mayor, Billy Kenoi; former Honolulu mayor and current CEO of Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association, Mufi Hanneman; local government officials; hotel employees; and local music icon Willie K. In addition to increasing the number of guest rooms from 150 to 388, the restoration project will include upgrades to all guest rooms, the lobby, lounge, and banquet facilities; a new waterfront restaurant and poolside bar; a fitness centre; retail shops; and a concert hall and event space.
Governor of Hawaii Awards Volcano House with 2015 Green Business Award
Aqua Hotels and Resorts is proud to announce that Volcano House was recognized for outstanding conservation efforts by the state of Hawaii with the 2015 Green Business Award. The award, which recognizes local businesses for environmental efficiency, was presented by Governor David Ige and hosted by the Hawaii State Energy Office of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), Department of Health and the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii. Elizabeth Churchill, chief revenue officer of Aqua-Aston Hospitality, said the implementation of sustainable practices is an important priority for Hawaii’s most historic hotel. “Volcano House is situated in an environmentally sensitive location in Volcanoes National Park on the edge of Kilauea Caldera in an area that was designated an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987,” said Churchill. “Given its very special surroundings, the hotel naturally adopted eco-tourism.”
For more information visit:
Aqua-Aston Hospitality: http://www.aqua-aston.com/
The Fountains at ChampionsGate: http://www.fountainsatchampionsgate.com/
Ohia Waikiki: www.ohiahotel.com
Hilo Naniloa Hotel and Golf Club: http://www.aquaresorts.com/hotels/hilo-naniloa-hotel/
Volcano House: http://www.hawaiivolcanohouse.com/
About Aqua-Aston Hospitality
From full-service resorts and stylish hotels to condominium resorts and comfortable budget properties in Hawaii, U.S. mainland, and Guam, Honolulu-based Aqua-Aston Hospitality manages more than 50 properties across five distinct brands designed to suit any lifestyle, taste or budget – Aston Hotels & Resorts; Aqua Hotels and Resorts; Instinct Hotel Collection; Lite Hotels; and Maui Condo & Home. Aqua-Aston Hospitality is an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of non-traditional lodging, encompassing a portfolio of leisure businesses from exchange and vacation rental to vacation ownership.