Fodor’s 100 Honors Waimea Plantation Cottages
In a New Category: “Local Flavor”
As Hawaii’s “Go To” Hotel for a “Truly Authentic Experience”

HONOLULU, HI (November 18, 2011) – Aston Hotels & Resorts, an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced that its Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages has been named to the exclusive list of 100 resorts worldwide, honored in the expanded Fodor’s 100: Hotel Awards 2011. As part of the 75th anniversary year of Fodor’s Travel, the awards were recently presented in New York City and included eight new categories.

According to Arabella Bowen, executive editorial director for Fodor’s Travel, the 2011 hotels were selected for the style, service and quality that discerning travelers seek. “Our editors and writers travel the globe each year to scout hotels, and the Fodor’s 100 Hotels represent the best of the best.” Bowen added that Fodor’s understands that choosing where to stay is one of the most important decisions a traveler makes.

With only 13 properties honored in the “Local Flavor” category, Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages, located on the island of Kauai, fits the Fodor’s description of “go-to hotels for a truly authentic experience.” Each hotel was selected for conveying authentic and locally relevant experiences around the globe. The list ranges from Quebec, Canada to Durham, England, Switzerland, Greece and Montana.

Kelvin Bloom, president of Aston Hotels & Resorts, expressed his appreciation to the hundreds of travel writers and editors who selected the winning resorts. “We are delighted that Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages was chosen for this extraordinary distinction for the 2011 awards. This unique property truly offers a one-of- a-kind experience that we’re pleased to share with the world.”

Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages

Set amidst a 27-acre coconut grove, Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages is a tranquil getaway, blending both nostalgic and modern cultures of Hawaii. This unique, oceanfront resort was created from restored historic sugar plantation homes updated with modern conveniences and hand-selected furnishings, giving it a nostalgic Hawaii feel. Its simple, comfortable charm, genuine history and beautiful grounds allow guests to enjoy an experience unlike any other in the islands. The hotel features an onsite restaurant, oceanfront wedding and event venues and a variety of activities ranging from beach volleyball to beachfront yoga. The only hotel in the Waimea area, Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages offers convenient access to Kauai’s famous Waimea Canyon, Kokee State Park, the Napali Coast and other notable attractions on Kauai’s south coast.

About Aston Hotels & Resorts

Aston Hotels & Resorts 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 4,500 units in over 27 properties on the four major Hawaiian Islands, South Lake Tahoe, California, Sun Valley, Idaho and Lake Las Vegas, Nevada.

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