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Aston Hotels & Resorts Invites Groups to “Think Big” for Small Meetings in Hawaii

HONOLULU, HI (December 20, 2012) – When it comes to smaller group bookings and meetings in Hawaii, Aston Hotels & Resorts thinks big. That’s why Aston is rolling out improvements and incentives designed to enhance guest and planner experiences when putting together a group event.

With 26 hotels and condominium resorts throughout Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island, as well as in South Lake Tahoe and Lake Las Vegas, Aston is uniquely suited to offer tailored services at a variety of venues and has an experienced team that understands the needs of niche markets – from meetings and corporate retreats to weddings and family reunions.

As part of a new effort to meet the needs of smaller groups, Aston recently implemented an innovative new booking plan that offers individual bookings under a single group reservation code, thereby allowing each attendee or company to set their reservations based on their requirements.

“This program was designed through extensive customer research to meet the needs of planners, and easily guarantee rooms for the entire group,” said Shari Chang, senior vice president of sales, marketing and revenue management at Aston Hotels & Resorts. “To make the group experience even better, a number of Aston properties offer special meeting packages and discounted rates for group bookings.”

Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel offers complimentary meeting room rental, free valet parking and one upgrade to an Aloha Suite when booking 20 guest rooms or more. Located directly across from Waikiki Beach, Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel has function space able to accommodate up to 120 people. The Coconut Club, high atop the 21st floor, boasts sensational views of Waikiki Beach from its large balcony.  Also included is the hotel’s signature “Breakfast on the Beach” served daily.

Book five or more guest rooms at Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas and receive complimentary meeting room rental and coffee service. Located in the heart of Maui’s Kaanapali Beach Resort, Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas offers spacious condominium accommodations and 11 acres of beautiful tropical gardens on Kaanapali Beach. Last year, the resort unveiled a renovated lobby area and new indoor/outdoor function space facilities, including the Honu Room and Garden, able to accommodate up to 150 people.  

Aston Aloha Beach Hotel’s Piikoi Conference Package includes meeting room rental, coffee service, All-American breakfast and deli lunch. Parking, WiFi, podium and microphone are also included. The hotel is located beachfront next to the scenic Wailua River, only ten minutes from Lihue Airport. A popular gathering spot on the Garden Isle, Aston Aloha Beach Hotel features three function spaces for up to 200 persons. Package rates start from $45 per person.

Also on Kauai, Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages is a unique, inspirational setting for a meeting or special event. Set on a 27-acre coconut plantation, the resort features refurbished plantation-era cottages complete with modern appliances and amenities. The Grove Meeting Package, which starts from $40 per person, includes meeting room rental, coffee service, continental breakfast and lunch. The package also includes meeting room internet access, podium, screen, flip chart and easel.

Book a minimum of eight guest rooms at Aston Kona by the Sea and receive complimentary rental of The Beach Club, the resort’s oceanfront function space, as well as free refreshments. Parking and meeting room internet access are also free. Aston Kona by the Sea offers a beautiful oceanfront location just south of Kailua-Kona, perfect for smaller groups. The Beach Club can accommodate up to 50 people and opens out onto the oceanfront lawn, extending the amount of space.  

For reservations or more information, please visit or contact the Aston group desk at or toll-free 800-336-5599. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Offers are subject to availability and may change without notice.


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