Summa International, Anthony Laurino help re-design Waikiki Joy in Hawaii

Aqua Hospitality's Waikiki Joy Hotel is nearing the completion of its $2.5 million renovation. The property will emerge with a brand new name: Aqua Oasis.

Expected to be completed this April, Aqua Oasis will have redesigned guestrooms, common areas and exterior landscaping. The renovated hotel will offer an "urban loft meets Hawaii" design inspired by the property's suites and loft-like apartments, which favor groups and families.

In the guestrooms, San Francisco designer Anthony Laurino combined playful design elements, such as patterns and bright color accents, with a backdrop of neutral colors and natural finishes reflective of the hotel's city-based, island location.

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The lobby space will be transformed into a social hub for guests, complete with a communal feel. Summa International is overseeing the renovations.

Aqua Oasis is located in the heart of Waikiki at 320 Lewers St. The 91-room property is within walking distance to the area's beaches, shops, dining and nightlife.

Aqua Hospitality is a Hawaii-based management company founded in 2001. Currently representing 29 contemporary properties on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Hawaii Island and Guam, the company offers full-service resorts, boutique hotels, budget properties and a historic hotel within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Aqua Hospitality is an operating business of Interval Leisure Group.

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