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The 524-room Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii
Completes $18 Million Makeover

WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, HAWAII - October 12, 2012
– Travelers looking for a renewed Hawaii vacation experience can find it at the newly remodeled Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach. With stunning improvements coupled with the well-known island hospitality of Outrigger Hotels and Resorts and the resort’s perfect oceanfront location at the center of Waikiki, visitors are sure to find their perfect Hawaii getaway at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach.
All guests at this popular Hawaii resort are now enjoying the multitude of upgrades completed over the past eight months, which include a remodeled pool and expanded pool-deck area and upgraded guest rooms and suites -- including new glass railings to all oceanfront rooms and suites.

“We’re delighted to show our guests what we’ve been working on for the past eight months at Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach,” said Patsy Narimatsu, director of sales & marketing for Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach. “Our continued hope is to be able to maximize our visitors’ experience and provide them with an unforgettable stay on the shores of Waikiki.”

The Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach now features 524 newly renovated guest rooms and corner suites with views of Diamond Head, the Pacific Ocean or vibrant city views of Waikiki. The new oceanfront swimming pool is surrounded by a new pool deck tiled in natural stone with a glass surround for unobstructed ocean views. The interior of this iconic beachfront property also has received a facelift with all guest rooms receiving new carpet, furniture, draperies and paint, along with new glass lanai railings in all oceanfront rooms and suites, which help showcase the spectacular view from these rooms.

The hotel has also installed new electronic locks and in-room safes to provide better security for guests, as well as improved sound proofing of walls between rooms for added privacy. Warm earth tones including deep greens and gold were woven into the pineapple carpet patterns, tropical bedding and Waikiki artwork by Glenn Poulain in each guest room, creating a natural ambiance of aloha. Additionally, the interior corridors of the hotel have been enhanced with a custom carpet pattern depicting “kalo” or taro leaves as well as corresponding décor and photography of kalo plants by Doreen Decasa.

Located on the shores of famed Waikiki Beach, Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach offers visitors a stunning oceanfront haven of elegance, comfort, gracious hospitality, and an unparalleled commitment to Hawaiian culture. Guests are enveloped in the spirit of ho`okipa (hospitality) from the moment they arrive at the gracious sit-down check-in desk in the lobby. As part of its ongoing commitment to preserving and sharing Hawaii’s rich cultural heritage, the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach continues to proudly offer its guests weekly cultural and educational activities, including a complimentary beachside Hawaiian vow renewal ceremony twice a week, and other special events year-round.

Guests of the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach can also continue to enjoy the hotel’s Fee Free Escape program, which offers an array of complimentary amenities including free high-speed Internet access, free local and long-distance domestic telephone calls to the U.S. Mainland and Canada, daily newspaper, use of the fitness center (open 24 hours), and complimentary cultural activities. Also, with renovations now complete, the hotel’s free vow renewal ceremony has returned, allowing guests to renew their vows in a beautiful oceanfront setting twice a week on Monday and Thursday mornings at 7:45 am. Couples must sign up at the hotel’s concierge desk by 3 p.m. the day prior to the ceremony.

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About the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach
The Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach is a deluxe and gracious Hawaiian hotel located directly on the sands of world-famous Waikiki Beach in the heart of exciting Waikiki. The 524-room property features a long list of amenities, including the famed Duke's Waikiki and Hula Grill Waikiki restaurants; Waikiki Plantation Spa, Waikiki’s only rooftop spa; and an array of shops and specialty boutiques ranging from Coach, the leading American designer and maker of luxury accessories, to Na Hoku, one of Hawaii’s finest jewelers, and the popular Society of Seven cabaret show. An exceptional display of Hawaiian artifacts and artwork can be enjoyed throughout the property.

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 65 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, Embassy Suites®, Best Western®, and Wyndham Vacation Ownership®. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 45 properties with close to 11,000 rooms located in Hawaii; Australia; Guam; Fiji; Bali; Thailand; Vietnam; and Hainan Island, China. Outrigger Enterprises Group also operates and develops hotel properties and hospitality-related retail and real estate opportunities for partners in Hawaii, the Pacific, and Asia. For on-line information, log on at and

Nancy Daniels
APR, Director of PR
Outrigger Enterprises Group
Ph: 808-921-6839

Crystal Yamasaki
Bennet Group PR
Ph: 808-753-7134

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