Aqua Hospitality (, Hawaii’s leading hotel management company, announced that Bart Santiago has joined its team as Vice President of Finance.

image006“We are delighted to have Bart join our executive team at Aqua Hospitality,” said Ben Rafter, CEO of Aqua Hospitality. “His insight and experience across a broad spectrum of hotel operations reflect the multi-faceted nature of today’s hotel industry. Bart’s wide-ranging expertise in food and beverage, spa operations and the many aspects of the overall guest experience will play a key role as our company continues to expand in Hawaii and new markets.”

A hospitality industry veteran, Santiago spent the past 14 years with Hilton Hotels, most recently as Director of Finance at the Grand Wailea in Maui. Prior to that, he held finance positions with several other hotel companies including Hyatt Hotels, Adam’s Mark Hotel and Interstate Hotels, as well as the Skipper’s restaurant chain in the Pacific Northwest.

Santiago holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Seattle University, Washington. Born and raised in Maui, he currently lives on Oahu with his wife and two children.

About Aqua HospitalityÒ

Aqua Hospitality is a Hawaii-based management company founded in 2001. The company provides full-service management including sales, marketing, Internet distribution, individualized branding, reservations, as well as revenue management to maximize profitability. Currently representing 29 contemporary properties on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Hawaii Island and Guam, Aqua offers full-service resorts, stylish boutique hotels, comfortable budget properties and a historic hotel within a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


For more information on the company, individual hotels, and its three brands of hotels – Monogram Hotel Collection, Aqua Hotels & Resorts and Lite Hotels – visit or call 1-808-943-9291. Aqua Hospitality is an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry.

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