Industry Update
Appointment 9 December 2014

Matt Bailey

Appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
At Aqua-Aston Hospitality in Honolulu - HI, USA

Matt BaileyBen Rafter, president and CEO of Hawaii-based Aqua Hospitality LLC and president of Aston Hotels & Resorts, has stepped down and will be replaced by current Chief Operating Officer Matt Bailey. It has been nearly a year since Aston Hotels owner Vacation Holdings Hawaii, a subsidiary of Miami-based Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), acquired Honolulu-based Aqua Hospitality. Rafter, who had been president and CEO of Aqua since 2008, added the title of president of Aston in April. Both the Aqua and Aston brands combined make Vacation Holdings Hawaii the largest operator in Hawaii with 58 hotels and resorts on six Hawaiian Islands, Guam and the U.S. Mainland. It recently assumed management of two resorts in the Poconos Mountains region of Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania.
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University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Matt Bailey (Class of 1982) is a graduate of University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in Las Vegas, Nevada - United States
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Aqua-Aston Hospitality

From full-service resorts and stylish hotels to condominium resorts and comfortable budget properties in Hawaii, U.S. mainland, and Guam, Honolulu-based Aqua-Aston Hospitality manages more than 50 properties across five distinct brands designed to suit any lifestyle, taste or budget – Aston Hotels & Resorts; Aqua Hotels and Resorts; Instinct Hotel Collection; Lite Hotels; and Maui Condo & Home.
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Recent Appointments at Aqua

Chantelle Nikkel - Director of Sales and Marketing

28 April 2021 — The new ADERO Scottsdale, an Autograph Collection hotel, is proud to announce the appointment of Chantelle Nikkel to director of sales and marketing for the region's only Dark Sky Zone resort. Nikkel brings a wealth of hospitality knowledge and expertise to the 177-room luxury resort, managed by Aqua-Aston Hospitality, and is responsible for overseeing ADERO Scottsdale's sales and marketing strategies.
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Ben Kim - Vice President of Operational Finance

12 February 2021 — Aqua-Aston Hospitality, a leading hospitality management business headquartered in Honolulu since 1948, has announced the appointment of Ben Kim to a newly created role, Vice President of Operational Finance.
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Bobbie Favela - VP of Condominium Administration

28 January 2021 — Aqua-Aston Hospitality, a leading hospitality management business headquartered in Honolulu since 1948, has announced the appointment of Bobbie Favela to the role of Vice President of Condominium Administration.
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