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Outrigger Surf Hotel Flies Best Western Flag
HONOLULU, HAWAII - Jan. 1998 -  The Outrigger Surf Hotel has joined  Best Western International, Inc., the world's largest hotel brand. Now, travelers to Hawaii can make their reservations for the Best Western Outrigger Surf Hotel through Best Western International or Outrigger Hotels & Resorts. This also means that the hotel can take advantage of Best Western's worldwide marketing, advertising and reservation system.

"We're delighted that the Outrigger Surf Hotel has joined the Best Western family," said Tom Burke, vice president of operations for Outrigger Hotels & Resorts and governor of Best Western International's Hawaii district. "Travelers familiar with the Best Western product now have another option for comfortable accommodations in Hawaii at reasonable prices. Plus, they will receive the warm and friendly service that Outrigger Hotels & Resorts has been providing its customers for the past 50 years."

According to Burke, that is exactly what Christiane Fuller of California experienced when she checked into the Best Western Outrigger Surf Hotel this past December. "Christiane was our first guest to book through the Best Western reservation system. To commemorate her arrival, hotel manager Helene Arakaki and the hotel staff surprised Christiane with a welcoming ceremony, complete with a cake and Hawaiian song and dance."
 Burke continued, "This was Christiane's first trip to Hawaii and when we asked her why she chose the Best Western Outrigger Surf Hotel, she said it was because of her familiarity with the Best Western brand, and the price was right."

Located at 2280 Kuhio Avenue in Waikiki on the island of Oahu, the 251-room Best Western Outrigger Surf Hotel recently completed a $400,000 refurbishment program to its guest rooms and suites. Improvements included new draperies, carpet, wall paper, artwork, lighting, and bathroom upgrades. Some furnishings were refinished, and electronic door locks were added.

The Best Western Outrigger Surf Hotel features kitchenettes in all of its guest rooms and studio suites. Its two-bedroom penthouse suite has a full kitchen. Located in the heart of Waikiki, the Best Western Outrigger Surf Hotel is close to scores of shopping and dining opportunities. World-famous Waikiki Beach is just a few minutes walk away. The hotel is also convenient to all public transportation.

Reservations at the Best Western Outrigger Surf Hotel now may be booked  24-hours a day by calling Best Western International's toll-free reservations number at 1-800-528-1234 or by calling Outrigger Hotels & Resorts at 1-800- 688-7444.

Reservations are also available from Best Western International's Web site at
Best Western International, Inc., is a membership-driven organization that has been supporting hoteliers with a variety of services to ensure competitive pricing, quality accommodations and a consistent dedication to guest satisfaction for more than half a century. Best Western International, Inc., is the world's largest lodging chain with nearly 3,800 independently owned and operated hotels in 76 countries and territories throughout North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, the Middle East and the South Pacific.

In Hawaii, Best Western International currently offers five properties on three islands. They are the Best Western Pioneer Inn on Maui; the Best Western Plantation Hale Suite Hotel on the island of Kauai; and on Oahu, the Best Western Plaza Hotel near Honolulu International Airport, the Best Western Outrigger Waikiki Tower near Waikiki Beach, and now the Best Western Outrigger Waikiki Surf Hotel on Kuhio Avenue.

Outrigger Hotels & Resorts is Hawaii’s largest hotel company and the 28th largest in the U.S., offering 29 hotels and resort condominiums throughout Hawaii and the Marshall Islands, with projects currently underway in Palau, Guam, French Polynesia and Fiji. Outrigger's affiliate, Outrigger Lodging Services, manages nearly two dozen hotels and resorts throughout the U.S. mainland. Internet users can access information on Outrigger via the World Wide Web at Outrigger's e-mail address is

Sandi Yara
Director of Public Relations
Phone: 808-921-6803
Nancy Daniels
Public Relations Manager
Phone: 808-921-6839

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