Hotel Development Hawaii

Aqua Hospitality Expands Oahu Portfolio with Ohia Waikiki

Aqua Hotels and Resorts Aqua Hospitality announced the addition of the Ohia Waikiki to its Waikiki management portfolio effective June 2015. Located in the heart of Waikiki, the 17-story, 251-room Ohia Waikiki – formerly known as the Outrigger Surf East – is currently undergoing a $2-million refresh.

With cheerful colors and tropical design cues, the accommodations range from hotel rooms to studios and junior suites, each with a private lanai and kitchenette with a four-burner stove and oven. Amenities include a 24-hour restaurant, a comfortable lobby seating area with a flat-screen TV, swimming pool, sundeck, and bike and surfboard racks. The hotel will undergo a full renovation in the next few years, with plans to elevate the property to a three-star+ hotel.

“We are always looking to expand our portfolio to provide a wide variety of options to our loyal and new customers,” said Matt Bailey, president and chief operating officer, Aqua Hospitality. “Ohia Waikiki is not only a great option for budget-conscious travelers coming to Oahu, but it also offers much sought-after accommodations with kitchenettes in Waikiki.”

The hotel is located at 2280 Kuhio Avenue, just two blocks to the world-famous Waikiki Beach, and is within walking distance to the area’s best shops, restaurants and entertainment. 

Aqua Hospitality is a Hawaii-based management company founded in 2001. The company provides full-service management including sales, marketing, Internet distribution, individualized branding, reservations, as well as revenue management to maximize profitability. Currently representing 27 contemporary properties on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii Island and Guam, Aqua offers full-service resorts, stylish boutique hotels, comfortable budget properties and a historic hotel within a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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