Outrigger Adds Kaua‘i Beach Resort to Portfolio

Outrigger Resorts & Hotels has completed a significant milestone in its commitment to its home market of Hawai‘i with the addition of Kaua‘i Beach Resort & Spa.

Located in the town of Līhu‘e on Kaua‘i, the resort is sprawled across 25 acres of beachfront property and has 350 guestrooms with ocean views. The acquisition marks a pivotal step in Outrigger’s expansion strategy and strengthens its presence on four of the largest Hawaiian Islands. Kaua‘i Beach Resort & Spa holds a special place in Outrigger’s history, having been managed by the company in the 1990s. With this acquisition, Outrigger welcomes the property back into its fold, with plans to enhance the resort and provide an exceptional experience for both its employees and guests.

Traditional Blessing Ceremony_Outrigger Kaua‘i Beach Resort &
Traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony (Outrigger Resorts & Hotels)

The transition was marked by a traditional Hawaiian blessing led by Kumu Blaine Kamalani Kia, who started his career with Outrigger 25 years earlier at this resort. The ceremony included a “mele kāhea” chant, which asked permission for Outrigger to return to this special place; it was reciprocated by a “mele komo” chant of acceptance and invitation. A moment of silence was also observed for the sister island of Maui, where wildfires recently devastated the town of Lahaina.

Jeff Wagoner, president and CEO of Outrigger Hospitality Group, acknowledged that it is an emotional time for Hawai‘i: “Outrigger feels the heartache of the Maui fires deeply; last week, many of our employees lost their homes and loved ones. But in times of sorrow, there is a certain healing in embracing new beginnings and being intentional to lift people up. Today’s tying of the maile lei was about bringing people together, not only here, but across Hawai‘i and across the world—it is an important symbol for us to be able to link ourselves together and move on into the future.”

For more information, visit www.outrigger.com.

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