Reed Travel Features
HONOLULU -- The Aston Island Colony in Waikiki completed
renovating all 57 of its one-bedroom suites and public areas.
Each unit was repainted and has new carpeting, new tiling in the
kitchens and bathrooms, a new vanity sink, mirrors and toilets and
new kitchen countertops.
The kitchens were equipped with new refrigerators with automatic
ice makers, plus new microwaves, toasters, coffee makers and rice
Also new ceiling light fixtures were installed in the dining
areas, kitchens and hallways.
About $500,000 was spent on the project, which began last
Aston has 344 units in the rental program; the rest are hotel
rooms and studios.
According to Douglas Okada, the property's general manager, 75
of the studios and hotel rooms will be upgraded this fall. The
44-story property also recently completed the renovation of hallway
and recreation deck areas.
In hallways, the ceilings and walls were repainted and the
floors recarpeted, and signage was improved to comply with the
Americans With Disabilities Act. The recreation deck has new
landscaping and picnic tables.
Early last year, the lobby was refurbished, including the
addition of new furnishings, carpeting and upholstery.
The property, located at Seaside Avenue and Ala Wai Boulevard,
opened in 1979.
The rates start at $110 for a superior category hotel room, to
April 4 and from June 1 to Sept. 6, with one-bedroom units ranging
from $180 to $200.