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Outrigger Enterprises Completes $3 million Renovation of the Best Western
The Plaza Hotel Located Near the Honolulu International Airport

HONOLULU, OAHU, HAWAII — November 2008 - Robert McConnell, general manager of Best Western The Plaza Hotel, is pleased to announce the completion of a multi-year $3 million comprehensive renovation of this popular airport hotel. Guests are now enjoying newly upgraded guest rooms and corridors, a refreshed hotel lobby, a transformed Plaza Cafe and enhanced guest services along with the warm island welcome every guest and traveler receives when entering this comfortable airport hotel. 

“We’re very pleased with the changes made at Best Western The Plaza Hotel,” said Mr. McConnell. “The comfort and satisfaction of our guests has been enhanced ten fold with the hotel upgrades; and whether traveling for business or pleasure, our friendly staff is ready to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay while visiting Honolulu.”

Best Western The Plaza Hotel
3253 N Nimitz Highway
Honolulu, Hawaii
Guests will notice significant changes immediately upon entering the hotel lobby, which is freshly decorated with new furnishings and a selection of island art allowing guests to embrace the Hawaiian ambiance, culture and traditions. A new, upgraded telephone system also enhances the new guest experience.

Each of the newly-renovated guest rooms at this 100 percent smoke-free Best Western boasts new carpeting and lighting. Bedding is plush, allowing guests a more relaxed and comfortable stay. Island artwork, including paintings from renowned Hawaii artist Peggy Chun, subtly embellishes the redecorated rooms, along with new drapery and shears. 

Whether traveling on business or pleasure, guests will appreciate the special services and amenities. A complimentary continental breakfast buffet in the revamped Plaza Cafe, free 24-hour airport shuttle transportation and overnight parking at only $5 per night let guests feel more at ease during their stay. Guests can also contact friends, family and businesses with free local phone calls and free hard wired high speed Internet in every room. Other hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, gift shop and meeting facilities that can accommodate up to 200 guests. 

Best Western The Plaza Hotel is located just a half mile from Honolulu International Airport. Several military bases are nearby. The hotel is also ideally situated near key area attractions and landmarks, including Pearl Harbor's Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri and Aloha Stadium, home to the Pro Bowl and Aloha Flea Market. Guests traveling on business also will appreciate the hotel's proximity to some of Honolulu's major business districts. 

As a Best Western International hotel, members of the Gold Crown Club International, Best Western’s free rewards program, can earn 10 points that never expire for every U.S. dollar spent on qualified room rates or 250 miles on qualified stays. 

Best Western The Plaza Hotel is a comfortable, convenient and enjoyable accommodation choice when traveling to the Hawaiian island of Oahu, and the experience has been further enhanced with the just completed renovations. For reservations or hotel information, call your preferred travel professional or call toll-free 800-800-4683 or (808) 836-3636 (long distance charges apply). For online information or reservations, log on at

Best Western International is THE WORLD'S LARGEST HOTEL CHAIN®, providing marketing, reservations and operational support to over 4,000* independently owned and operated member hotels in 80* countries and territories worldwide. An industry pioneer since 1946, Best Western has grown into an iconic brand that hosts 400,000* worldwide guests each night. Best Western's diverse property portfolio, its greatest strength, stems from a business model designed to give owners maximum flexibility to address market-specific needs. Equally committed to the business and leisure traveler, Best Western recently embarked on a five-year mission to lead the hotel industry in customer care. Since 2004, Best Western has served as the Official Hotel of NASCAR®. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit
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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 47 properties with close to 12,000 rooms located in Hawaii; Australia; Guam; Fiji; Palau; Bali; Phuket, Thailand and Hainan, 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 and *Embassy Suites is a registered trade mark of Hilton Hotels Corporation.


Nancy Daniels
Outrigger Enterprises Group
Phone: 808-921-6941

Also See: Airport Hotels: On-Site Locations Yield Premium Performance / Hans Detlefsen / November 2008



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