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  The Ilikai/Hotel Nikko Waikiki Reglagged 
as Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki; 
Managed by Interstate Hotels
HONOLULU, Hawaii – February 14, 2000 – The 782-room Ilikai Hotel in Honolulu will be reflagged to Marriott International’s (MAR/NYSE) quality tier Renaissance Hotels, Resorts & Suites brand today under a franchise agreement with Forward One, LLC, a California company that, through a number of related companies, controls a number of hotels in the United States.  The property will be managed by Interstate Hotels and will be called the Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki.  An extensive refurbishment of all guestrooms and public areas is scheduled to begin shortly.

The hotel is comprised of twin towers connected by an open-air lobby and is located on the southeast corner of Ala Moana Boulevard and Hobron Lane on the western end of Waikiki.  Nearby is the Ala Moana Center retail shopping complex and the Hawaii Convention Center.  Approximately 80 percent of the hotel’s rooms offer ocean views.

“The Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki represents an excellent opportunity for us to expand our presence in Hawaii,” said Ed Fuller, president and managing director of international lodging at Marriott International.  “We have long wanted to be represented on Waikiki, and this property fits our strategy for our Renaissance brand perfectly.  It will be a significant complement to our other four hotels in the state.”

For dining and recreation, the Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki has five restaurants and lounges.  Other amenities include two outdoor swimming pools, a business center, two tennis courts, a fitness center, a wedding chapel, 60,000 square feet of retail shopping space and parking for 1,137 automobiles.

For conferences and social events, the Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki has 21,000 square feet of function space, including a 15,000-square-foot ballroom and several meeting rooms totaling 5,500 square feet of space, 2,560 square feet of hospitality suites and a 320-square-foot boardroom.

The Marriott International lodging portfolio in Hawaii currently consists of the following:

  • 720-room Maui Marriott Resort
  • 355-room Kauai Marriott Resort and Golf Club
  • 342-room Renaissance Wailea Resort
  • 397-room JW Marriott Ihilani Resort, Spa & Golf Club at Ko Olina
Elsewhere in the Pacific, Marriott International recently assumed management of the 436-room Pacific Star Resort on Guam.  It will be renamed the Guam Marriott Resort following a refurbishment program that is expected to last 18 months.

The Marriott International lodging portfolio comprises 1,880 hotels offering 355,900 rooms in 56 countries and territories.  The company expects to reach its 2,000th hotel milestone this spring.

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Contact:
June Farrell 
Marriott International  
(301) 380-7796  
E-mail:  june.farrell@marriott.com
Also See: Mark Wakuta Named VP, General Manager at Ilikai / Hotel Nikko Waikiki / Feb 1999 
Marriott International Announces Its 1,500th Hotel; San Francisco's Parc 55 Hotel Re-flagged as a Renaissance / April 1998 

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