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Aqua Hospitality Appoints Evelyn Shiroma to Director of Property Sales & Revenue
for Two Aqua Waikiki Hotels, the Wave and the Pearl

WAIKIKI BEACH, Hawaii - March 25, 2013 - Aqua Hotels & Resorts, a division of Aqua Hospitality,, recently announced the appointment of Evelyn Shiroma to the new position of Director of Property Sales & Revenue for Aqua Waikiki Wave and Aqua Waikiki Pearl hotels. 
“Evelyn has been a valuable member of the Wave and Pearl teams since she came on board in 2006 as Sales Manager,” said Lynette Eastman, Area General Manager.  “Her experience and professionalism have served us well and she continues to surpass our expectations.  Her promotion is truly well deserved.”
In her new position, Shiroma is responsible for driving sales and exceeding revenue goals for both boutique properties.  In addition, she interacts directly with travel partners, owners and guests to promote a culture of outstanding service and trust. 
Prior to joining Aqua, Shiroma was at ResortQuest Waikiki Beach Hotel – where she was recruited to re-open the hotel in early 2001 and later became the recipient of their Manager of the Year award.  Shiroma has more than 20 years of experience in management, supervision and customer relations.  Her resume includes positions at the 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.  She can be reached at

About Aqua Hotels and Resorts®
Aqua Hotels and Resorts offers stylish, mid-priced hotels on all islands that present excellent value and lifestyle services rooted in Hawaii’s rich cultural tradition. Savvy travelers appreciate the convenient added services that make an Aqua Hotels and Resorts stay fun, convenient and practical.
Aqua Hotels & Resorts is part of Aqua Hospitality, a Hawaii-based management company founded in 2001. Aqua Hospitality 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 or call 1-808-943-9291

Hawaii Media Contact:
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Phone:  808-221-2759

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