Officers of the new entity include Andre Tatibouet, appointed chairman, Charles Brookfield, appointed president and chief executive officer and Allan Takahashi, senior vice president of development. Lloyd Nakano has previously been announced as corporate director of sales and marketing.
Aston International will focus on resort and property management, hotel and resort design consultation, pre-opening planning and budgeting for developers. In addition, the company will operate hotels and properties under the Aston® brand name.
"It's a great opportunity for us to capitalize on the outstanding recognition of the Aston® name that has been developed over many years," Tatibouet said. "By taking Aston® into Asia and the Pacific, we're becoming a major player in a region which is recognized as the next genuinely dynamic area for travel and tourism growth."
"We anticipate that within five years of opening our first hotel in Bali, Aston International will be one of the top three or four chains in the Pacific," Brookfield said.
Based in Honolulu, Hotel Corporation of the Pacific, d.b.a. Aston Hotels & Resorts, operates 30 condominium resorts and hotels on the four major Hawaiian islands. Its affiliate, Aston International, plans to open six new hotels and resorts under the Aston® brand name in Australia, Bali, Guam and the Philippines within the next 12 months. Further international expansion is planned. For more information on Aston International, contact Charles Brookfield at (808)931-1400.
For more information, visit Aston's web site at http://www.aston-hotels.com or call (800) 922-7866 from the U.S. Mainland and Canada for reservations. From Hawaii, call (800) 321-2558. For group reservations, call (800) 336-5599. Aston's TDD telephone number is (800) 441-2344.
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