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The 493 room OHANA Waikiki Beachcomber Begins
Extensive $12.1 million Refurbishment
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New Interior Decor Inspired by Old Waikiki

WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, OAHU - August 1, 2007 - The OHANA Waikiki Beachcomber has begun an expansive $12.1 million refurbishment of the hotel, with the first phase to include all 493 guest rooms that will transform the rooms into comfortable and beautiful spaces with interiors that offer a modern take on vintage Hawaii décor. 

Renovations started in July on the hotel's top floors in order to minimize any inconvenience to guests. Newly renovated rooms will be ready for occupancy in late 2007, with all the room renovations completed by February 2008.

As a Waikiki landmark known for hosting Don Ho's show in his final years, the OHANA Waikiki Beachcomber's new room décor is inspired by the Waikiki of the 1950s and 60s. After the transformation, guest rooms will have an open, airy feel with a more subtle color palette and tropical motif. The complete interior remodel of the hotel's guest rooms features a rejuvenated look with modern lines, neutral hues, sandstone accents, new carpeting, and lavish bedding - all designed to compliment the breathtaking Hawaiian landscape outside.
 
"Our island hospitality is OHANA's greatest asset, and we want to make sure our guests feel comfortable and taken care of," said Tom Wakita, Director of Sales and Marketing for OHANA Hotels & Resorts. "The new rooms at the OHANA Waikiki Beachcomber will make a stay at this well-known hotel even more enjoyable and comfortable."  

Each room's upgraded interior will feature new Alder and Cherry hardwood furniture with rich cocoa-colored finishes, soft lighting from custom-designed lamps, and flat-screen televisions. In the bathroom, granite counters, custom hardwood cabinetry and tropical accessories provide an elegant feeling. 

In addition, the rooms will feature island artwork. A starfish and nautilus shell framed by a woven shadow box will hang over the bed in each room. The entryway will feature an art piece by Kerne Erickson called "Aloha Hawaii" in a bamboo frame that coordinates perfectly with furniture pieces, with a second Erickson piece titled "Waikiki" within the room. Artwork by Mark Brown entitled "Kahanamoku Beach" will also grace the guestroom wall. 
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OHANA Waikiki Beachcomber King Room
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The bedspread pattern is a custom design that recalls the sea and features the bright colors of Hawaii's flowers. New sand-hued plush carpets reflect Waikiki's beaches. Retro-style lamps will be accented in a dark teal-colored acrylic to reflect the ocean.

In the bathroom, palm trees that reflect Hawaiian foliage will be printed on the shower curtains and light fixtures will be complete with wave patterns and glass shades. The mirror frame will have dark wood finishes with a textured bamboo pattern.

About Outrigger Enterprises Group
Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest-growing hospitality services companies in the Asia-Pacific region. Outrigger is a family-owned company with 60 years of hospitality experience and runs a highly-successful, multi-branded line of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, OHANA Hotels & Resorts, Outrigger Condominium Collection and Embassy Suites®-Waikiki Beach Walk®.*. Outrigger Enterprises Group also operates and develops hotel properties and hospitality-related retail and real estate opportunities for partners in Hawaii, the Pacific, the mainland USA and Asia. For on-line information, log on at www.outriggerenterprisesgroup.com and www.outrigger.com.

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Contact:

Nancy Daniels, APR
Public Relations Manager
Outrigger Enterprises Group
2375 Kuhio Avenue
Honolulu HI 96815-2992
PH 808-921-6839; FX 808-921-6901
Email: nancy.daniels@outrigger.com

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Also See: Outrigger Enterprises to Purchase the 500 room Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel; Majority of Beachcomber Employees to be Offered Jobs with Outrigger / August 2005
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