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The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach Unveils a Fresh New Look




HONOLULU, HI (June 18, 2009) – Long considered one of Maui’s premier, luxury condominium resorts, The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach re-launches with a fresh, new look and special limited-time room rates to celebrate the completion of 18 months of construction. Aston Hotels & Resorts invites you to be one of the first to rediscover The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach with a Summer Preview Rate starting from $259 for a Studio Garden View.


“The Whaler is a renowned condominium resort on the best stretch of Kaanapali Beach, so the vision was to elevate the guest experience by creating a warm and relaxing, yet decidedly upscale, ambiance throughout the property. We wanted this to be evident from the moment of arrival,” said Kelvin Bloom, president, Aston Hotels & Resorts. “The new palm-lined entrance, augmented porte cochere and the addition of a three-tiered fountain in the lobby will be the first improvements guests notice upon arrival.”


The Whaler overlooks a garden courtyard which also underwent a dramatic makeover and now features a soothing new waterfall and koi pond. Lush, new landscaping includes an array of tropical flora such as taro, red and pink ginger, fragrant plumeria trees and wider pathways that transform the courtyard into an ideal destination for reflection or a romantic stroll. 


The oceanfront pool deck was refreshed with new pavers and the jet spa was enlarged to better accommodate guests. Lastly, new lounge furniture and poolside cabanas were added for guests to comfortably lounge by the pool while gazing out over the ocean.


The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach’s Preview Rate is valid for travel July 1, 2009 through

Aug. 23, 2009. The Preview Rate may not be combined with other programs, specials or discounts. Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice. Blackout dates and some restrictions may apply. Visit for more information. 


About The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach

Each of The Whaler’s 163 rooms, comprised of studios, one, and two bedroom suites, are generously sized, providing guests with plenty of room to kick off their vacation sandals and relax. Rooms range from over 600 to nearly 2,000 square feet, and include fully equipped kitchens and private lanais, some of which wrap around corner units for even more expansive views.


Additional on-site amenities include a salon and spa, tennis courts, heated pool, outdoor barbecues and a fitness center. 


Each guest room also receives an Aloha Book that contains offers worth up to $2,000 in savings – double the value from 2008 – on dining, shopping and activities. The book serves as a guide to some of the best culture, history, cuisine and attractions on the island.


Traveling with kids? Aston’s year-round “Kids Stay, Play & Eat FREE” program means children 17 years and younger stay free when using existing bedding, and children 12 years and younger receive free admission to top island attractions and free meals at popular family-friendly restaurants when accompanied by a paying adult.


New photography will be available in July 2009.


About Aston Hotels & Resorts

Aston Hotels & Resorts, formerly ResortQuest Hawaii, operates a diverse range of condominium resorts and hotels with accommodations from hotel rooms and condominium suites, to villas and cottages that suit any lifestyle, taste or budget. Based in Honolulu, the company manages more than 4,300 rooms in 25 properties on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii. For more information, visit or call toll free 866-774-2924.


Aston is an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry.



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