Kauai’s Aston Aloha Beach Hotel to Reopen as Hilton Garden Inn by Early 2016
- Apr 29, 2015
By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor
Hilton Worldwide has signed a franchise license agreement with the owners of the Aston Aloha Beach Hotel in Kapaa, on the east coast of Kauai, to convert the property into a Hilton Garden Inn.
The 216-room beachfront lodging facility will undergo renovations. When it reopens in early 2016, it will be the only Hilton-branded property on Hawaii’s Garden Island.
The hotel is owned by Aloha Beach Partners LLC, an entity led by DiNapoli Capital Partners, and managed by Aston Hotels & Resorts, which will maintain its role once the refurbishment process is complete.
Like all other Hilton Garden Inn properties, the revived five-building resort will offer a variety of high-end amenities and services, including complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business center with remote printing, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor pool and approximately 5,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Guests will also be able to enjoy the brand’s signature features, such as the pressure-reducing “Garden Sleep System” bed, ergonomic desk chair, LCD high-definition flat-screen television, work desk, as well as a “hospitality center” featuring a mini refrigerator and Keurig single-cup coffee brewer in every room.
According to the Pacific Business News, the hotel is the second Hilton Garden Inn announced for Hawaii. In March, the 659-key Ohana Waikiki West in Honolulu closed for renovations; it is scheduled to reopen under the Hilton brand in February 2016.
“Hilton Worldwide continues to experience a period of incredible growth, both domestically and internationally, as one of the industry’s largest and fastest growing hospitality companies,” Bill Fortier, senior vice president of development – Americas for Hilton Worldwide, said in a news release. “Hilton Garden Inn is the ideal mid-market brand for developers and consumers alike, and we look forward to bringing the brand to life in Kauai, a key market with potential for development.”
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