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Aqua Hotels & Resorts Names Kathy Gunderson as Area Hotel Manager
and Renette Carpio as Senior Owner Relations Manager

WAIKIKI BEACH, Hawaii - September 27, 2012 - Aqua Hotels & Resorts ( is pleased to announce a management promotion and appointment within the operations group.

Area Hotel Manager - Aqua Waikiki Pearl and Aqua Waikiki Wave

"After careful thought in assessing job duties combined with service responsibilities for Hotel Manager, Guest Services Manager and Guest Services Supervisor positions, it became clear that Kathy is ready and capable of the additional duties," said Lynette Eastman, Area General Manager. "Her technical expertise in processes, procedures and general banking are assets that will allow more focus on customer service and guest experience."

Gunderson has been with Aqua Hotels since 2009 and was most recently Hotel Manager at Aqua Waikiki Wave. Prior to joining Aqua, she worked at Servco and Bank of Hawaii.

Renette joins Aqua as new Sr. Owner Relations Manager.

"Previously with Castle for 14 years, Renette was most recently Director of Owner Relations and has a wealth of working knowledge to help our team improve owner services," said KeAlii Alexander, Director of Condotel Operations, Aqua Hotels and Resorts. Her operational experience as a General Manager for both Castle and Marc Resorts on Oahu and Maui are assets for team members and owners."

Carpio's responsibilities include growing the rental programs, assisting with AOAO administration and overall owner services throughout Aqua.

Originally from Maui, Carpio was educated at University of Hawaii - Maui and Manoa campuses in the travel industry management program.  She received a completion certificate for the M-100 Essentials of Community Association Management through Community Associations Institute.

About Aqua Hotels & Resorts

Aqua Hotels & Resorts is a Hawaii-based management company founded 2001. The company provides independent hoteliers and individual owners with full-service management including sales, marketing, Internet distribution, individualized branding, reservations as well as revenue management to maximize profitability.

Currently representing 22 contemporary properties on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii, the Big Island, Aqua offers luxury lifestyle full-service resorts, stylish boutique hotels, comfortable budget properties and a historic hotel within a UNESCO World HeritageSite.

For more information on the company and individual hotels, visit or call 1-808-943-9291.

Sandi Yara
Phone: 808-221-2759

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