News for the Hospitality Executive
the 135 room Hotel Rebranded
Aqua Waikiki Pearl
a Member of the Aqua Boutique Brand
WAIKIKI BEACH, Hawaii – July 13, 2009 - Aqua Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the addition of Aqua Waikiki Pearl to its Aqua Boutique brand, effective July 13, 2009.
Previously known as Honolulu Prince Hotel, Aqua Waikiki Pearl is located at 415 Nahua Street and recently completed a $5 million refurbishment which completely changed its status to a fresh new 135-room boutique hotel.
According to Richard Mandel, President of Ramsfield Hospitality Finance, the New York-based owner of the hotel, “It was exciting to watch the Aqua Waikiki Pearl evolve from a neglected property into a stylish, modern hotel in central Waikiki. It was literally a top to bottom refurbishment process including the lobby and elevators.”
Local interior designer Kory Wong-Oglesby oversaw the design elements
and said, “The challenge was to take dated and tired guest rooms and infuse
them with some energy and warmth – as well as bring them up-to-date through
the finishes and furnishings. Although not located on the ocean,
every effort was made to bring the ocean and tropical flavor to this small
property. Keeping simple clean lines were also inspirations throughout
– from the carpet, to the furniture and finally to the bath vanity design.”
“Ramsfield Hospitality Finance continues to show tremendous commitment to Waikiki’s revitalization,” said Churchill. “In late 2006, Ramsfield completed the upgrade and transformation of Aqua Waikiki Wave at an investment of over $7 million which was long overdue for a hotel with a very popular Waikiki location.”
“Similar to cultured pearls that are created manually under controlled conditions, we had a vision and initiated a renovation process to produce this wonderful little gem of a hotel,” remarked Mandel.
For room reservations, see your preferred travel agent, book online or call Aqua toll-free from the U.S. at 1-866-406-2782.
About Aqua Hotels & Resorts
Aqua Hotels & Resorts is a management company founded in 2001 by
Hawaii hotelier Mike Paulin. The company provides independent hoteliers
and individual owners with full-service administration including revenue
management, Internet distribution, sales, reservations, as well as individualized
and brand advertising and marketing for maximum profitability.
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