Ho'okipa -- This means engaging others (including strangers) with the utmost sense of hospitality and responsibility for their well-being. From the moment we welcome them to the moment they leave, we treat each guest as it they are a guest in our home.
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Aqua-Aston Hospitality is headquartered in Hawaii, a place known for the principles of Art & Culture, Equality & Diversity, and Sustainability. These same principles are the heart of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. Our CSR program, called Advocate with Aqua-Aston, is a clear articulation of the way we have operated for 70-years by supporting non-profits, causes and organizations that promote these ideals in our community.
Art & Culture
We advocate for cultural understanding and an appreciate for the arts by supporting:
Honolulu Museum of Art
King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade
Honolulu International Film Festival
Equality & Diversity
We want the world to know that Aqua-Aston welcomes diverse travelers from all around the globe, and we also believe it’s important as a business to create a space where everyone can learn, grow and flourish together. We support:
PBN BizWomen Connect
Hawaii Business Magazine Wahine Forum
Travel Advocacy Group Endorsed
Gay Pride Festival
Rainbow Film Festival
LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Symposium
We’ve implemented many practices to reduce our environmental impact, and we’ve also partnered with leaders in Hawaii’s sustainability, because we believe our responsibility extends beyond our front doors. We support:
Hui o Ko`olaupoko
Green Biz Award
A-List “Eco Kit” Guest Amenities
Reef-safe public awareness initiative and sunscreen distribution
Aloha -- This is the unconditional extension of trust and friendship to others. Taking responsibility for those to whom aloha is extended ensuring their safety, well-being, and peace of mind.
Ho'ohi -- Having respect for oneself and treating others with reverence is our way of showing how we honor the opinions of others through courtesy and mutual respect. All are strengthened and blessed by diverse perspectives, skills and contributions.
Pū'olo mea maika'i -- The literal translation means a bundle of good things. The most important part of our job is creating memories.
Kuleana -- This represents one's personal sense of responsibility as a privilege and an honor. It is when you accept responsibility as a duty not in pursuit of reward or praise, but because it is the right thing to do. We take ownership in every situation.