Monday, January 10, 2011

Queen Kapiolani Hotel welcomes 2011 and kamaaina with great rates

Newly renovated and celebrating a new year

Queen Kapiolani Hotel, a long-time favorite of kamaaina, has recently been renovated and is celebrating 2011 by welcoming Hawaii residents with special rates for stays now through March 31, 2011.

“We’re excited and want to show-off the hotel so we put together a couple options for kamaaina booking rooms with us,” said Elizabeth Churchill, Aqua’s VP Sales & Marketing.  “Queen Kapiolani Hotel’s prime location near Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium and Waikiki Shell makes it an excellent choice for anyone planning a visit to these attractions, attending concerts and events or just relaxing in Waikiki for a few days.

Queen Kapiolani Hotel’s kamaaina rate specials start at $80 per night for a city view room and $105 per night for a city view room and full breakfast for two people. 

Looking great after completion of a $5 million refurbishment and upgrade, most of Queen Kapiolani Hotel’s rooms have private lanai with beautiful panoramas of Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach and Kapiolani Park. Hawai‘i residents staying at the hotel will appreciate its close proximity to the ocean as well as the many amenities offered including a mini-refrigerator, coffeemaker and daily local newspaper.  Another plus is the availability of nearby parking for visiting friends. 

“I’d recommend the room and breakfast special,” added Churchill.  “Located on the third floor, the new Kulana Terrace Restaurant features many island favorites on the menu such as Loco Moco, Kim Chee Fried Rice and Three Egg Omelets that will surely fill anyone up for a big day ahead.”

Queen Kapiolani Hotel’s kamaaina rate specials are available until March 31, 2011.  Rates quoted are for single or double occupancy, plus taxes, based on availability. There is no minimum night requirement. The special cannot be combined with any other offer and is subject to change without notice. A Hawaii I.D. will be required upon check-in.

For reservations, see your preferred travel agent, book online or call Aqua at 808-924-6543 or toll free at 1-866-406-2782

About Queen Kapiolani Hotel
Queen Kapiolani Hotel opened for business in 1969 and pays tribute to its namesake, Queen Kapiolani, wife of Hawaii’s seventh and last ruling King.  Gracing the hotel are museum-quality paintings of both King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani, along with their niece, Princess Kaiulani.  True to its cultural heritage, the hotel’s mission is to “tell the story of Hawai‘i through the Queen’s eyes and welcome guests from around the world.” 

Located at 150 Kapahulu Avenue, Queen Kapiolani Hotel is a 19-story, 312-room hotel offering a range of guest rooms with private lanai and magnificent views, high-speed Internet access, refrigerator and coffeemaker.  Hotel amenities include third floor swimming pool and sundeck, ballroom and event facilities, Kulana Terrace Restaurant & Bar and much more.

Queen Kapiolani Hotel is marketed by Aqua Hotels & Resorts; a Hawaii-owned and operated lodging hospitality company founded by Mike Paulin.  Aqua is represented in Australia and New Zealand by Travel Reflections, South Korea by Pacific Air Agency Group, China by Aloha Consultant Company, Japan by ARM International and United Kingdom by First Public Relations.  For more information about Aqua Hotels & Resorts visit  For more information Queen Kapiolani Hotel, visit