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Aqua Hospitality Set to Re-Open the Historic Volcano House, Big Island, Hawaii

The National Park Service and Owners, Ortega Family Enterprises,
Completing $7 Million Renovation of the 33-room Property


Honolulu, Hawaii - March 19, 2013
- MONOGRAM HOTEL COLLECTIONSM, a division of Aqua Hospitality, www.aquahospitality.com, is pleased to announce the re-opening of the historic Volcano House, on Hawaii Island.

It's a very exciting time for everyone," said Elizabeth Churchill, senior vice president sales and marketing, Aqua Hospitality. "Over three years have passed since this world-famous hotel closed so we're delighted to report that the first of the newly renovated rooms are opening later this month. Special soft opening rates will be available for a limited time while final renovations continue in the public spaces scheduled to open in early June."

The National Park Service recently spent $4 million in retrofitting and safety upgrades and an additional $2.5 - $3 million are being invested by owners, Ortega Family Enterprises, to renovate and refurbish this unique hotel located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guest rooms feature upgraded furnishings and amenities. Retail space is already open with gifts and snack items available for sale, while other public spaces and outlets, including the restaurant with spectacular panoramic views of steaming Halema'uma'u Crater, will open in early June. As announced previously announced, Volcano House remains partially open during the renovation process.

For further information about the new Volcano House and the unique environment of Volcanoes National Park call 808-441-7750 or 1-866-536-7972.

About Volcano House

Historic Volcano House is a hotel that enjoys a unique location on the edge of Halema'uma'u Crater within Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park - designated an International Biosphere Reserve (1980) and UNESCO World Heritage Site (1987). Debuting in summer 2013 with a grand reopening, the restored Volcano House will offer 33 historic guest rooms, dining room, snack bar, lounge and gift shop, along with cultural events and demonstrations. Ten newly refurbished camper cabins in the nearby Namakanipaio Campground are also part of the property. Volcano House is managed by Hawaii Volcanoes Lodge Company, LLC; an affiliate of Aqua Hospitality. For more information about Volcano House visit www.hawaiivolcanohouse.com or call 1-866-536-7972.

MONOGRAM HOTEL COLLECTION
SM represents an elite group of stand-alone and independent hotels and resorts providing a highly personalized luxury experience. Each hotel has a distinct identity and is unique in personality, environment and design. All properties offer a boutique experience and promise to be the highlight of any getaway.

About Aqua Hospitality®

Aqua Hospitality is a Hawaii-based management company founded in 2001. The company provides full-service management including sales, marketing, Internet distribution, individualized branding, reservations, as well as revenue management to maximize profitability. Currently representing 24 contemporary properties on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii Island, Aqua offers lifestyle full-service resorts, stylish boutique hotels, comfortable budget properties and a historic hotel within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For more information on the company, individual hotels, and its three brands of hotels - Monogram Hotel Collection, Aqua Hotels and Resorts and Lite Hotels - visit www.aquahospitality.com or call 1-808-943-9291.    
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Corporate Media Contact:
Lori Kennedy or Shae Geary
JLK Marketing + Communications
760-941-4121
LoriK@jlkmarcomm.com
ShaeG@jlkmarcomm.com



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