Aqua Hotels and Resorts in Honolulu, Hawaii completed its renovation with the unveiling of the new Aqua Skyline at Island Colony. With 110 rooms within the 740-room building, the property underwent a $6-million renovation to emerge with restyled guestrooms, a new lobby area with coffee bar, upgraded pool and outdoor areas, meeting space and a new fitness center.
Upon arrival, guests enter an island-style lobby area with flagstone tile, stonework, tropical plants, rattan furniture and a new front desk. Plantation shutters add flair to the lobby windows and allow tropical breezes to flow through the space. The lobby also includes Jagger's Café, a new coffee bar with views of the Koolau Mountains.
The new guestrooms have a modern design in a palate of green and silver. Features include wenge-colored cabinets and furniture, granite counter tops, flat screen LCD TVs, porcelain tile in bathrooms and kitchenettes, and new bedding and linens. Rooms offer balconies with views of the Pacific Ocean and Koolau Mountains, while studios and suites include a kitchenette with microwave, stove-top, coffeemaker, toaster and mini-refrigerator.
The upgraded pool area features new flagstone tile decking, a rebuilt Jacuzzi and a newly retiled pool with orchid design. Wooden trellises and potted plants allow privacy and add visual interest. Outdoor furniture provides seating and conversation areas. There is also a new fitness center.
The tallest building in Waikiki, Aqua Skyline at Island Colony is located in the heart of Waikiki at 445 Seaside Avenue, just two blocks to the beach and near the International Marketplace.
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. It is currently representing 23 properties on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii Island.