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Outrigger Hotels and Resorts’ 70th Anniversary kicks off

September 4, 2017

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts’ 70th Anniversary kicks off with Founders Day Festivities around the World

HONOLULUEmbarking on its Platinum 70th Anniversary, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts announced today that the iconic hospitality brand will offer a full year of celebrations, promotions and giveaways – starting with Founders Day on Sept. 29, 2017.

Outrigger’s Founders Day honors the legacy of founding members – Roy and Estelle Kelley – and the company’s inspiring 70-year journey of growing from a single Waikiki hotel into a global portfolio of 37 properties in the most desired tropical destinations across Hawaii, Asia-Pacific and the Indian Ocean.

“For seven decades, Outrigger has captured the hearts of travelers from around the globe; our distinct style of hospitality unites the guest, the host and the place to create a uniquely immersive and engaging experience,” said Sean Dee, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Outrigger Enterprises Group.

“This milestone year will be one of evolution and growth as we reinvest in our properties and our people to further position Outrigger as the premier beachfront hospitality brand in the world.”

As tribute to its core founding values and 70-year milestone, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts will host an assortment of on-property activations, as well as a limited-time booking campaign and special contests for guests throughout the year, including:
Founders Day Manager’s Reception: To kick off the yearlong anniversary bash, each Outrigger Resort property will host a Hawaii-themed manager’s reception on September 29 in honor of the day that Roy and Estelle Kelley opened their first hotel in Waikiki in 1947 [note: first hotel was on Seaside Avenue.]. Along with complimentary refreshments and a decadent celebratory cake for guests, every event will also feature delicious, golden brown waffles – just like Estelle used to make for her guests – as well as fun prize drawings for attendees such as vintage shirts and tropical drinks.
Special Room Rates: For those looking to travel to either of Outrigger Resort’s iconic Waikiki Beach locations during its Platinum Anniversary celebration, the brand launched a special Founders Day booking rate from now through Sept. 20, 2017. Rates at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort start at just $179 and only $171 at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort. Visit www.outrigger.com/specials/founders-day to book today!
Outrigger DISCOVERY Contest: Win an epic four-night vacation through Outrigger’s DISCOVERY loyalty program. Five lucky members will receive a special package inclusive of one black-level local experience at an Outrigger Resort beachfront property, as well as airfare up to $2,000. As further incentive, members who book with the brand receive double entries for a chance to win this sweet prize. Total value of this giveaway is valued at nearly $30,000 for the five winners. Sign-up details coming soon.
Platinum Pool Party: Carrying the celebration into 2018, Outrigger will continue to honor its Platinum Anniversary with a VIP party at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort’s pool deck in April. Highlighting the brand’s past, present and future, the exclusive event will feature live entertainment and food from each of its six destinations to showcase its tropical expansion into travelers’ “must-visit” bucket list locales.
#OutriggerTurns70: Starting on Saturday, Sept. 10, Outrigger will be “chasing memories” and asking all of our beloved fans and guests to share their memories of Outrigger with us on social media. A memory bank with treasured stories will be created.
Since its first property opening in Waikiki in 1947, Outrigger had the vision of sharing the spirit of aloha with every guest and becoming synonymous with warm hospitality and a true vacation in paradise. Seven decades later, Outrigger continues to encourage travelers to “Escape Ordinary” and discover local cultures through enriching programs and “Signature Experiences” that create a deeper connection with the people and places they visit. Today, these founding values continue to guide the brand’s success, which has blossomed into a global company that thinks and acts locally, encompassing the Outrigger heritage as well as the spirit and culture engrained at each of its 37 properties across the globe.

To learn more about the 70th Anniversary, visit www.outrigger.com/70th-anniversary and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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Outrigger Resorts welcomes Kelly Hoen as area GM

May 18, 2017

Outrigger Resorts welcomes Kelly Hoen as area GM
HONOLULU – Outrigger Enterprises Group announced today that Kelly Hoen has been appointed the area general manager for Outrigger’s two iconic beachfront properties in Waikiki – Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort and Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort.

In this role, she is responsible for sustained operational excellence at both properties, as well as direct oversight of sales strategy, market planning and revenue management. The position also includes day-to-day leadership at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, serving as its on-property general manager.

“Kelly’s track record for successfully repositioning hotels and resorts in Hawaii is unrivaled; her breadth of expertise and passion for excellence provide immense value for Outrigger as we undergo our Waikiki reinvestment and redevelopment strategy,” said Paul Richardson, chief operating officer of Outrigger Enterprises Group.

Hoen brings more than two decades of luxury hotel leadership to Outrigger Resorts. Most recently, she served as the general manager for The MODERN HONOLULU, a high-energy luxury lifestyle hotel at the gateway of Waikiki. Prior to this, she was the general manager of The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort where she led the $80 million renovation and rebranding of this historic Waikiki Beach hotel. Before that, she was the general manager of Princeville Resort, a Luxury Collection Resort and was directly involved with the design and development what is now The St. Regis Princeville Resort.

A native of Hawaii, Hoen attended La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls in Honolulu, then went on to receive her bachelor of fine arts from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. She has a penchant for professional development and holds the reputation of being one of the best mentors in Hawaii’s hospitality industry. She is a member of the La Pietra board of trustees, a member of the Aloha United Way board of directors, a member of the Easter Seals Hawaii board of directors and is the past chairperson of the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association board of directors.

 


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Outrigger Resorts toasts its 68-year history

September 18, 2015

Outrigger Resorts toasts its 68-year history with worldwide Founders Day celebration
Outrigger Resorts will celebrate the company’s history on Sept. 29, 2015; special rates are available online for a month from Sept 29 to celebrate the occasion

WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, OAHU – Sept. 29, 2015, marks the 68th anniversary of when Outrigger Hotels and Resorts founders, Roy and Estelle Kelley, opened their first hotel in Waikiki in 1947. At the time, the five-story, 50-room Islander Hotel on Seaside Avenue was the first new hotel to be built in Waikiki since the construction of the Royal Hawaiian hotel 20 years earlier.

From the beginning, Roy and Estelle’s vision was to “share the spirit of aloha” with every guest. Today, that vision has blossomed into a global portfolio of 40 properties in the most iconic tropical destinations throughout Hawaii, Asia-Pacific and the Indian Ocean.

On Sept. 29, Outrigger Resorts guests will be invited to raise a glass to Roy and Estelle’s legacy of Aloha at Manager’s Receptions being held at each resort, pick up a limited edition vintage T-shirt, enjoy special discounted room rates, participate in a fun social media contest, and more.

“When my grandparents founded the company back in 1947, they instilled several core values like providing guests with distinctive hospitality and value, and treating every employee like ohana, or family. I know they would be proud to know that these values are still at the heart of everything we do,” said Bitsy Kelley, vice president of corporate communications at Outrigger Enterprises Group. “In honor of Roy and Estelle, we invite all guests of Outrigger Resorts to take part in the host of activities we have in store.”

Special room rates
What would a Founders Day celebration be without some special savings? Founders Day rates will be available online starting Sept. 29 for stays booked between Sept. 29 and Oct. 27, 2015. Visitors are invited to visit outrigger.com beginning Sept. 29 to take advantage of the special savings.

The company will also show its appreciation to travel agents and invites them to experience Outrigger Resorts’ signature hospitality with highly discounted room rates for reservations booked between now and Oct. 31, 2015, for stays through Nov. 30, 2015. Participating properties include Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, OHANA Hotels and Resorts, and Hawaii Vacation Condos by Outrigger on Maui. Outrigger is also offering double rewards points for travel agents who sign up to become Outrigger Expert Agents now through Oct. 12, 2015.

Surfing in front of Outrigger Resorts Waikiki

For more information or to make a reservation, travel agents can call 1-855-707-2582 or visit outriggeragent.com.

Vintage T-shirt launch
To observe Outrigger Resorts’ Founders Day, two limited edition vintage T-shirts have been created to commemorate the company’s two iconic Waikiki beachfront properties – the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort. Everyone can purchase a piece of Outrigger history by visiting www.MalibuShirts.com or in Hawaii, stopping by the Malibu Shirts stores at Waikiki Beach Walk® and the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort.


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