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Press Release19 March 2013

Aqua Hospitality Announces Re-Opening of Volcano House, Big Island

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MONOGRAM HOTEL COLLECTIONSM, a division of Aqua Hospitality,, is pleased to announce special introductory rates at historic Volcano House, on Hawaii Island, in celebration of its highly anticipated opening. The early bird rates are effective March 22 - May 31 for Crater View Rooms at $200 per night and Nāmakanipaio Cabins at $55 per night.


"It's a very exciting time for everyone," said Elizabeth Churchill, senior vice president sales and marketing, Aqua Hospitality. "Over three years have passed since this world-famous hotel closed so we're delighted to report that the first of the newly renovated rooms are opening later this month. Special soft opening rates will be available for a limited time while final renovations continue in the public spaces scheduled to open in early June."

The National Park Service recently spent $4 million in retrofitting and safety upgrades and an additional $2.5 - $3 million are being invested by owners, Ortega Family Enterprises, to renovate and refurbish this unique hotel located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guest rooms feature upgraded furnishings and amenities. Retail space is already open with gifts and snack items available for sale, while other public spaces and outlets, including the restaurant with spectacular panoramic views of steaming Halema'uma'u Crater, will open in early June. As announced previously announced, Volcano House remains partially open during the renovation process.

The special introductory offer gives early birds an opportunity to be one of the first to experience the new Volcano House and the unique environment of Volcanoes National Park. For reservations, call 808-441-7750 or 1-866-536-7972.

About Volcano House

Historic Volcano House is a hotel that enjoys a unique location on the edge of Halema'uma'u Crater within Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park - designated an International Biosphere Reserve (1980) and UNESCO World Heritage Site (1987). Debuting in summer 2013 with a grand reopening, the restored Volcano House will offer 33 historic guest rooms, dining room, snack bar, lounge and gift shop, along with cultural events and demonstrations. Ten newly refurbished camper cabins in the nearby Namakanipaio Campground are also part of the property.Volcano House is managed by Hawaii Volcanoes Lodge Company, LLC; an affiliate of Aqua Hospitality. For more information about Volcano House visit or call


MONOGRAM HOTEL COLLECTIONSM represents an elite group of stand-alone and independent hotels and resorts providing a highly personalized luxury experience. Each hotel has a distinct identity and is unique in personality, environment and design. All properties offer a boutique experience and promise to be the highlight of any getaway.

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About Aqua-Aston Hospitality

With a 70-year legacy, Honolulu-based Aqua-Aston Hospitality is a destination expert that provides management and marketing services to approximately 45 hotels and resorts in Hawaii, the continental United States, and Central America, including international hotel brands Hilton Inc. and InterContinental Hotels Group. The company prides itself in the expertise of its teammates and offers Hawaii"s only locally staffed 24-hour call center to best serve the needs of travelers from across the globe. For more information, visit or call (855) 945-4092. Aqua-Aston Hospitality is an operating business of ILG, Inc. (Nasdaq: ILG), a leading global provider of professionally delivered vacation experiences.

Lori Kennedy
JLK Marketing + Communications
Phone: 760-941-4121
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