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Executive Team Appointed at Aqua Waikiki Tides, Honolulu,
Headed by Lynette Eastman


WAIKIKI BEACH, Hawaii – February 2, 2009 - Aqua Hotels & Resorts, a full-service hotel management company, recently announced management team appointments for the Aqua Waikiki Tides, formerly named Aqua Honolulu Prince, located at 415 Nahua Street.

Lynette Eastman, Area General Manager

Eastman is the Area General Manager, overseeing the financial performance of the 247-room Aqua Waikiki Wave and 135-room Aqua Waikiki Tides hotels.

Eastman has been with Aqua since 2006 when she was hired as General Manager of Aqua Coral Reef Hotel.  She was an integral member of the team that successfully oversaw the $9 million renovations process which transformed the budget hotel into Aqua Waikiki Wave – an award-winning Aqua Boutique hotel. 

“Lynette is an energetic and positive role model for her staff,” said Guy Underkoffler, Senior Vice President for Aqua Hotels & Resorts. “Her outstanding management and leadership skills make Lynette an excellent choice for this newly–created position.”

Prior to joining Aqua, Eastman spent over 20 years with Aston / ResortQuest Hawaii.  She held numerous management positions including General Manager of the Aston Coral Reef Hotel, General Manger of Aston Maui Islander Hotel and Assistant General Manager of the ResortQuest Waikiki Beach.

Paul Kalei Lyman, Hotel Manager

Named Hotel Manager for Aqua Waikiki Tides, Lyman oversees the daily operations of the hotel including front office, housekeeping and maintenance. 

Prior to joining Aqua, he was Hotel Assistant Manager at Kahala Hotel and Resort.  Lyman has been in the hotel industry for the past eight years and worked in various management positions including Front Office Manager at Waikiki Joy Hotel and Rooms Division Manager at ResortQuest Waikoloa Colony Villas on Hawaii’s Big Island.

Lyman graduated with honors from Kamehameha School and received his BA in Journalism-Public Relations with emphasis in Hawaiian Language from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Michael Singh, Guest Services Manager

As Guest Services Manager, Singh oversees front desk operations at Aqua Waikiki Tides and leads by example when servicing guests. 

Singh has been with Aqua Hotels since March 2008 when Aqua Hotels was named as the new hotel management company.  He has been in the hotel industry for over five years and, most recently, was a guest service agent at Aston Honolulu Prince Hotel.  Singh is a graduate of Waipahu High School.

Evelyn Shiroma, Sales Manager

Shiroma is adding Sales Manager for Aqua Waikiki Tides to her current position as Sales Manager for Aqua Waikiki Wave.  She will be responsible for generating sales and securing business for both properties. 

She has 20 years experience in management, supervision and customer relations including work at ResortQuest Waikiki Beach Hotel, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa, Outrigger Waikiki Hotel and Bally’s Hotel and Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

Shiroma received her B.S. in Business Administration from Hawaii Pacific University.


Sandi Yara
Phone:  808-221-2759

Also See: Aston Appoints New General Manager at the Honolulu Prince / March 1997

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