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Outrigger Enterprises Group Names Sheryl Tsugawa as Sales & Marketing Manager
for the Holiday Inn® Waikiki Beachcomber Resort


WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, OAHU – December, 2010 - Dean Nakasone, general manager for the newly branded and Outrigger-managed Holiday Inn® Waikiki Beachcomber Resort, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Sheryl Tsugawa as sales and marketing manager. Earlier this year, Outrigger Enterprises Group, Hawaii’s largest locally owned hotel operator, and IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms, announced a licensing agreement to re-flag the hotel a Holiday Inn Resort.

Ms. Tsugawa comes to Outrigger from IHG, where she was most recently operations manager for IHG Army Hotels -- lodging units at Tripler Hospital and Ft. Shafter in Honolulu. Prior to that, she was an associate manager, development marketing for IHG’s corporate office in Atlanta, Georgia.
 
In her new role, Ms. Tsugawa is responsible for coordinating and maximizing the IHG brand’s FIT market contribution and will focus on the property’s revenue performance from various transient sources. Additionally, as property champion, she will support all areas of Outrigger’s corporate sales and marketing team as it relates to the resort.
 
“Sheryl brings to Holiday Inn® Waikiki Beachcomber Resort the skills necessary to engage with IHG to better maximize the business contributions of the IHG sales and marketing programs and brand tools,” said Nakasone. “Having worked both “in the field” and at the corporate level, Sheryl’s well-rounded experience will serve her well in her new assignment.”
 
After graduating from McKinley High School in Honolulu, Ms. Tsugawa continued her education and received her BA from Georgia State University with a double major in Psychology and Sociology.
 
Located in the fast-paced heart of Waikiki, the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort is just steps from the beach and surrounded by shopping, dining and entertainment. Nearby attractions include International Market Place, Royal Hawaiian Center, DFS (Duty Free Shop), Macy’s, Duke’s and Waikiki Beach Walk®. On the resort’s lobby level, Illusionist John Hirokawa presents the dazzling Magic of Polynesia show in a 600-seat theater specifically designed for his electrifying displays.
 
Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts participates in IHG’s guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards. The industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program has 52 million members. Priority Club Rewards membership is free and guests can enroll by logging on at priorityclub.com, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or any of IHG’s more than 4,500 hotels worldwide.


About Holiday Inn
With more than 1,300 hotels worldwide, Holiday Inn Hotels is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world. In fact, Holiday Inn was one of the first international hotel brands to establish a presence in China in 1984. Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts provides the services that business travelers need, while also offering a comfortable atmosphere where all people can relax and enjoy amenities such as restaurants and room service, swimming pools, fitness centers and comfortable lounges. The casual atmosphere and amenities such as meeting and on-site business facilities, KidSuites rooms, and Kids Stay Free program demonstrate the long-standing commitment of Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts to serving travelers and have helped to establish the brand as “America’s Favorite Hotel.” For more information about Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Resorts, including IHG’s new vacation resort brand Holiday Inn Club Vacations, or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit www.holidayinn.com.  
 
About Outrigger Enterprises Group
Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest growing privately-held leisure lodging and hospitality companies in the Asia Pacific and Oceania regions and continues to expand its presence throughout the area. A family-owned company with more than 60 years of hospitality experience, Outrigger runs a highly-successful, multi-branded line of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger® Hotels & Resorts, OHANA® Hotels & Resorts, Outrigger Condominium Collection®, Embassy Suites®, Best Western® and Wyndham Vacation Ownership®. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 42 properties with close to 11,000 rooms located in Hawaii, Australia, Guam, Fiji, Bali, Phuket, Thailand, Vietnam, and China. 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, PR Director
Outrigger Enterprises Group
Phone: 808-921-6839
Email: nancy.daniels@outrigger.com
 
Kathy Hansberry, PR Coordinator
Outrigger Enterprises Group
Phone: 808-921-6897
Email: kathy.hansberry@outrigger.com

 
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Also See: Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Asia Signed to Open and Manage the 81-key Outrigger Koh Samui Resort and Spa in Bhoput Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand / December 2010

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Signs Agreement with Developer ITC Spectrum, LLC, to Co-design and Manage a Luxury Resort to be Built On the Central Coast of Vietnam at Vinh Hoi Bay / July 2010

Outrigger Appointed Manager for Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas in Phuket, Thailand / June 2009

Outrigger Enterprises Group Names Darren J. Edmonstone as Senior Vice President - Asia / October 2008
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