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Aston Hotels & Resorts Celebrates as Hawaii Becomes 15th State to Recognize Marriage Equality

HONOLULU, HI (Nov. 20, 2013) – Aston Hotels & Resorts is proud to celebrate Hawaii’s landmark legislation legalizing same-sex marriage, a critical step forward that underscores the state’s commitment to diversity, equality, and the unwavering aloha spirit.                                                                    

Starting Dec. 2, 2013, same-sex couples – both living in Hawaii and visiting – can legally marry in Hawaii under legislation signed by Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Nov. 13, 2013. Hawaii is the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage, in addition to the District of Columbia.

“Celebrating our 65th anniversary, Aston Hotels & Resorts is a leading provider of accommodations designed to fit any lifestyle, taste and budget,” said Shari Chang, Aston’s senior vice president of sales, marketing and revenue management. “We are thrilled by Hawaii’s decision to support marriage equality, and we look forward to continuing a legacy of celebrating diversity among our guests and throughout our company.”

Aston Hotels & Resorts properties are TAG Approved®, providing the very best in gay-friendly hospitality, as well as high standards in employment policies, services and support for the gay community. Aston is also a member of The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA).

Same-sex couples looking to tie the knot can also look to Aston’s diverse range of properties to make their dream wedding a reality. From intimate gazebos and romantic, secluded beaches to lush, landscaped gardens and grand pavilions, Aston provides the perfect setting for destination weddings or commitment ceremonies. On-site wedding coordinators and catering services are available at select properties and several properties offer wedding packages with a variety of options tailored to guests’ preferences.

Aston offers 24 condominium resorts, villas and cottages throughout Hawaii’s most desirable vacation destinations on all four major islands, including seven properties in the midst of Waikiki’s world-class nightlife, shopping and restaurants. Properties range from the chic luxury boutique Hotel Renew by Aston, as well as the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, located across Kalakaua Avenue from the world-famous Waikiki Beach, to breathtaking wedding locations along Maui’s Kaanapali Beach, to the tranquility of Hawaii Island’s stunning Waikoloa coastline and Kauai’s historic plantation cottages.

Visit or call (866) 774-2924 for details on Aston’s romance and wedding getaways, from picturesque wedding sites for less than $300 to complete packages starting at $3,000.



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