ASTON HOTELS & RESORTS
Aston Hotels and Resorts is renowned for offering Hawaii’s best vacation values. From budget to luxury, Aston offers its guests the best possible accommodations for the price. In March 2004, Aston was recognized by Travel and Leisure Magazine as one of 50 Most Affordable Beachfront Resorts in the World.
The Aston history begins in 1948 in Waikiki when Frenchman Joseph Tatibouet and his Hawaiian wife Annalie Knaack began offering lodgings to visitors at the Royal Grove Hotel built in a grove of palm trees that once belonged to Princess Kaiulani, heir to the Hawaiian throne. Success for the Tatibuets was quick, mainly because of their idea of the non-traditional hotel room - one with a kitchenette. This proved popular among families and the value-conscious traveler. The Tabouets managed the lodgings themselves with no employees. Their son, Andre, learned the trade of hospitality by helping his parents after school hours.
In 1959, also the year when Hawaii became a state, Andre Tatibouet, then an 18-year old University of Hawaii freshman, built his first property, the four-story Cleghorn Apartment Hotel in Waikiki. After his graduation, Andre went a step further and began laying the groundwork for his first major project, the 360 room Pacific Beach Hotel in Waikiki. Things progressed fast, and in 1968, he formed Hotel Corporation of the Pacific to manage the Pacific Beach Hotel, the Kuhiolani Hotel condominium and his parents' original property. The same year Andre married Jane, who joined her husband in running the business, which grew at a fast pace with increase in the tourism trade.
The Tatibuets also pioneered the idea of resort condominiums. They developed innovative operating formulas by blending the idea of hotels with that of condominiums. They furnished condominiums just like hotels with the same services and amenities, and offered them to guests at affordable prices. This made Hotel Corporation of the Pacific one of the first resort condominium companies.
In 1986, after extensive market research, Aston became the new name for Hotel Corporation of the Pacific Inc. The objective of the name was to make it short and in the same vein as Hilton, Sheraton, and Westin. The name was made to start with an A so as to make it come first in the alphabetical listing of hotels. By the year 1998, 50 years after the humble opening of 14 rooms with no employees, Aston had grown to more than 5,000 suites in 30 properties throughout the island of Hawaii, and the company employing more than 2,100 people. Today it has grown even further with Aston becoming by far the largest and best-known vacation property rental and Management Company in Hawaii and one of the largest international hotel chains in the Pacific Rim. With properties ranging from economical to elegant, and accommodations from affordable hotels to luxury condominium resorts, Aston today caters to a wide cross-section of travel needs and budgets. What Aston is best known for in the resort market is its "Best Value".
Today 13 of the 30 hotels and condominium resorts are located in Waikiki, all on or near the beach. Choices range from budget to luxury, all offering best possible accommodations for the price. Warm aloha spirit welcomes you at Aston.
The distinctive round shape of Waikiki Circle Hotel has made it a landmark. Located in the center of Waikiki with shopping, dining, and activities all around, this AAA 2-Diamond hotel offers colorful decorated rooms with panoramic views.... more
Located in a quiet area on the picturesque Diamond Head side of Waikiki, Waikiki Sunset offers relaxed island-style living in large one and two bedroom suites. Every suite offers complete kitchen facilities and a private lanai.... more
An intimate boutique hotel in Waikiki, Waikiki Joy is a relaxed, refined, and peaceful oasis at the bustling center of Waikiki. Luxurious suites and hotel rooms have options of full kitchens, wet bars, or refrigerators.... more
The Waikiki Banyan is a family favorite resort offering large one-bedroom condominium suites with fully equipped kitchens. Located only two blocks from the beach, the resort is surrounded by all the fun of Waikiki .... more
This affordable condominium resort is located less than two blocks from Waikiki Beach and is surrounded by shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. The accommodation at Pacific Monarch is spacious and features complete kitchens.... more
Aston at the Executive Centre Formerly Resortquest - 1088 Bishop Street, Honolulu HI 96813
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Designed to accommodate the discerning business traveler, this all-suite hotel is ideally located in the center of Honolulu's business district. Business and government buildings, Aloha Tower Marketplace, Chinatown, Restaurant Row, and much more are all within easy access..... more
Overlooking beautiful Waikiki Beach, the Waikiki Beach Tower offers lavish one bedroom and two bedroom suites furnished in an elegant refined style. The hotel's recreation deck offers a heated outdoor swimming pool, a jet spa, and billiards area. .... more