Aqua Hotels & Resorts assumed management of The Lotus at Diamond Head on Monday. The hotel has been renamed Aqua Lotus Honolulu, and is now a part of the Aqua Boutique Collection. Located on the east end of Waikiki, the 51-room boutique hotel has views of both Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean.
One of Waikiki’s first full-service boutique hotels, the Aqua Lotus Honolulu was previously marketed as the W Honolulu. The company is planning to refurbish the guest rooms and common areas. “Another feature of the renovation is the refurbishment of the restaurant space and the re-opening of a contemporary new restaurant and lounge,” said Ben Rafter, Aqua’s President and CEO. “We will be finalizing our dining concepts over the next several weeks.” Renovation work is scheduled to take place during the daytime.