Aqua Hotels and Resorts has opened the 312-room Queen Kapiolani Hotel in Hawaii, US.

The 19-storey building offers a range of guestrooms with private lanai, a third-floor swimming pool and sundeck, ballroom and terrace restaurant and bar.

The California-based YHB Hospitality Group owns the hotel following its acquisition in 2009. Since then the group has invested over $5m in upgrades including improvements to the exterior and entrance, renovation of the sundeck and upgrades to guestrooms.