News for the Hospitality Executive
ResortQuest Hawaii Returns to its Former Well-recognized
Name of Aston Hotels & Resorts
HONOLULU, Jan. 27, 2009, ResortQuest Hawaii announced today that it is returning to its former esteemed and well-recognized name of Aston Hotels & Resorts. The change comes as the Hawaii-based management company celebrates its 61st year in the hospitality industry of Hawaii, as one of the state's largest hotel and condominium resort management companies. The Aston name evokes leadership and innovation in the travel industry and is widely recognized by consumers and travel professionals alike around the world.
"Returning to this well-recognized brand reminds employees and customers alike that the real spirit of hospitality is still very much alive at Aston Hotels & Resorts," stated Kelvin Bloom, president. "The new Aston Hotels & Resorts reflects an innovative attitude needed in today's challenging economic climate. It comes with over 60 years of experience delivering on a brand promise, building long-lasting relationships and creating lasting memories for millions."
The name change is the centerpiece of a complete re-branding campaign that will encompass a new image, including a logo that embodies the respected Aston reputation with a contemporary update.
Product enhancements are being developed that will include amenities and activities to enliven the company's 26 properties and to distinguish them from the competition. The Aston properties range from boutique accommodations to authentic charming plantation cottages to hotels and condominium resorts which offer the value of a complete condominium experience, a feature that will play particularly well as travelers become more cost conscious.
A key component of the expanded marketing campaign will be an increased sales presence in Asia, with the recent opening of general sales offices in China and Korea, complementing an already well-established presence in Japan. Initiatives have already begun to bring the new Aston name to China, Korea and Japan.
Aston was the first hotel management company in Hawaii to develop all-suite
condominium resort hotels with the blending of two concepts: hotel services
and spacious condominium accommodations for a combination of value and
convenience. Today, Aston Hotels & Resorts has emerged as a leading
provider of hotels and condominium resorts, offering 26 properties throughout
Hawaii, boasting an inventory of more than 4,500 rooms with an assortment
of hotels, condominium suites, villas and cottages to fit any lifestyle,
taste and budget.
About Aston Hotels & Resorts:
Aston Hotels & Resorts, formerly ResortQuest Hawaii, operates a diverse range of condominium resorts and hotels with accommodations from hotel rooms and condominium suites, to villas and cottages that suit any lifestyle, taste or budget. Based in Honolulu, the company offers more than 4,500 rooms in 26 properties on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii. For more information, visit www.AstonHotels.com or call toll free 866-774-2924.
Aston Hotels & Resorts is an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry.
Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Senior Consultant
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|Gaylord Entertainment Co. Joint Venture Acquires the 311 room Courtyard by Marriott Kauai; Property Will be Renamed the ResortQuest Kauai Beach at Makaiwa / June 2006|
|Gail Harding Named Assistant Director of Marketing for ResortQuest Hawaii Portfolio of 28 Properties / January 2006|