Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to amplify its presence in Hawaii with the changeover of its owned and managed 496-key Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber to an Outrigger-branded property.
As of February, the property will operate as Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger, with extensive $25 million renovations anticipated for completion in the summer of 2018.
Bookings for Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger can be made immediately at Outrigger.com. For trade partners in the Outrigger Expert Agent program, each booked night earns 30 reward points. Plus, qualified bookings of five nights or more from now until December 21 earn a $50 booking bonus. Travel dates for the bookings must be from Feb. 1 to Dec. 21, 2018.
Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, the transition highlights Outrigger’s commitment to increasing and enhancing its brand portfolio, which now includes nine premium beachfront resorts in Hawaii, Fiji, Thailand, Guam, Mauritius and the Maldives – alongside 28 owned and/or managed hotels, resorts and vacation condominiums.
“Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger will be an upscale, urban oasis with a modern Hawaiian elegance that is inspired by the hotel’s ocean views and surrounding natural environment,” said Scott Dalecio, president and chief executive officer of Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, in a written release. “This reinvestment is the first of many exciting capital projects to come and part of our larger strategy to ensure sustainable growth for Outrigger’s authentic and iconic brand.”
Enhancements to Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger will further complement the hotel’s new dining hotspots Maui Brewing Co. and Hawaiian Aroma Caffe.
The Beachcomber was originally built in 1970 and is remembered for its showroom where legendary Hawaii entertainers performed frequently – including the late Don Ho, who often sang his quintessential, universally loved tune “Tiny Bubbles.”