Gay Community & LGBT Friendly Hotels in Hawaii

Hawaii hotel - Aqua Hotels Resorts Hawaii As Hawaii’s only boutique hotel group, it’s important to us that we embrace diversity. That’s why we’re committed to serving the unique needs of the gay and lesbian community, whether that’s helping plan commitment or civil union ceremonies or sponsoring local events such as the Honolulu Gay Pride Festival. Other recent community events we have participated in or sponsored have included: the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, Mele Trolley Tour sponsorship to benefit the Food Basket, which provides food pantry to AIDS patients; and Aloha White Party sponsorship, a fundraiser to benefit Food Basket & Gregory House.

Aqua is a proud member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association. All hotels are approved by the Travel Alternative Group (TAG), which recognizes hotels with gay-friendly policies and services.

International Gay & Lesbian Association TAG Approved

Specials…

C.U. at Aqua: Celebrate Your Civil Union in Paradise!

If you’ve made it official, come celebrate your Civil Union with a romantic Waikiki getaway at any of our 8 stylish hotels in Waikiki. You’ll get a guaranteed Queen or King Bed, a Kama Sutra® Getaway Love Kit (includes Vanilla Creme Oil of Love®, Sweet Honeysuckle Honey Dust® with Feather Applicator, and more), a bottle of champagne, and chocolate-covered macadamia nuts. In addition, receive a copy of eXpression magazine AND a coupon for a free Mai Tai at Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand,Waikiki’s most popular beach bar among Hawaii’s gay community, plus optional admission to Hula’s Catamaran Saturdays (available Saturdays at 2 pm only). Click on one of the links below to book your stay!

Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki
Aqua Bamboo Waikiki
Aqua Lotus Honolulu
Aqua Palms Waikiki
Aqua Waikiki Pearl
Aqua Waikiki Wave
Ilikai Hotel & Suites
Aqua Skyline at Island Colony Hotel
Park Shore Waikiki
Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Three Night minimum stay. Subject to availability, not combinable with other offers/specials. Offer valid on select room categories. 72 hour cancellation required for full refund.

Out and Proud in Waikiki

LGBT travelers receive a 15% discount at 8 of our stylish boutique properties in Waikiki. In addition, receive a copy of eXpression magazine AND a coupon for a free Mai Tai at Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand, Waikiki’s most popular beach bar among Hawaii’s gay community. Click on one of the links below to book your stay!

Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki
Aqua Bamboo Waikiki
Aqua Lotus Honolulu
Aqua Palms Waikiki
Aqua Waikiki Pearl
Aqua Waikiki Wave
Queen Kapiolani Hotel
Aqua Skyline at Island Colony
Ilikai Hotel
Park Shore Waikiki

Subject to availability, not combinable with other offers/specials. Offer valid on select room categories. 72 hour cancellation required for full refund. Valid for travel from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.

Media Buzz…

“Tears and cheers as Abercrombie signs bill’”- staradvertiser.com, February 24, 2011. Click to read full article.

“Today is an amazing day’”- staradvertiser.com, February 24, 2011. Click to read full article.

“Tourism industry split over civil unions’ effects’”- staradvertiser.com, February 23, 2011. Click to read full article.

“Hawaii Rolls Out a Rainbow-Colored Aloha”- The Out Traveler G.P.S. Click to read full article.

“There are some hotel chains that are being very pro-active in the gay market. Aqua Hotels
and Resorts is being very pro-active in marketing for the gay market.”- Jack Law told Ryan Senaga in an interview for Honolulu Weekly’s featured story “How pride I am”. Click to read full interview.

“We continue to let them know that we’re open for business, that we’re positive, that we’re supportive” – Aqua’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Elizabeth Churchill, said in an interview with Hawaii News Now regarding the recent veto of the civil union bill.-July 7, 2010.Click to view full interview or read transcript.

Service with an open smile – expression! December 2008 Waikiki hotel services
“Perhaps if we all kept a creed on how to treat others, we could all get good service…everywhere, all the time!”
Check out the current issue of expression! magazine and video interview with Guy Underkoffler, Senior VP Aqua Hotels & Resorts.
View interview

In the Community…

NOH8 Campaign – Honolulu, Hawaii
In support of this cause, Aqua Hotels & Resorts hosted photographer Adam Bouska during his stay for the open shoot on Sunday, August 15, 2010, where the NOH8 Campaign set up their studio at Ka Restaurant and Lounge in Honolulu Hawaii, opening up the opportunity to join the campaign to all the NOH8 supporters in Hawaii!
Funds raised by the NOH8 Campaign will be used to continue promoting and raising awareness for marriage equality and anti-discrimination through NOH8′s interactive media campaign.

Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival – HGLCF
Waikiki hotel servicesAs a proud supporter of this annual event over the past few years, Aqua Hotels & Resorts has hosted a number of celebrities including Mindy Cohn, Bruce Villanch, Wilson Cruz and other actors, actresses and film makers during this event.  The HGLCF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and raise awareness of the community at large about gay & lesbian culture, arts and lifestyle. HGLCF also works toward instilling a sense of pride and respect among the members of the Gay community, as well as to highlight the unique cosmopolitan ambiance of the city of Honolulu. For more information, visit www.hglcf.org.




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