Outrigger Enterprises Group, one of Hawaii’s
largest locally owned hotel operators, and InterContinental Hotels
Group have signed a license agreement to rebrand the OHANA Waikiki
Beachcomber hotel as the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort.
continue to own and manage the rebranded resort and all employees
will keep their jobs remaining employees of Outrigger Hotels
Hawaii. The rebranding is expected to be complete in November
implements Outrigger’s “many brands, one `ohana (family)” strategy
that leverages the company’s ability to manage multiple brands,
while maintaining the Outrigger collection of upscale,
luxury leisure hotels and resort condominiums located in some of
the most desirable destinations throughout Hawaii and the Pacific.
“We are proud to include Holiday Inn – and its
exciting look, feel and guest experience – as part of our family
of quality Outrigger hotels,” said David Carey, president & CEO of
Outrigger Enterprises Group. “The new Holiday Inn Waikiki
Beachcomber Resort combines Outrigger’s legendary hotel management
expertise with Holiday Inn’s iconic brand strength and the 52
million members of IHG’s Priority Club Rewards loyalty program –
the largest hotel loyalty program in the world– into one,
Outrigger completed a $30 million renovation of the
OHANA Waikiki Beachcomber in 2009, with the goal of offering a
midscale, near-the-beach hotel for the value-conscious traveler
looking for a fun and relaxing Hawaiian getaway.
Close to all the action, this resort is located in the fast-paced
heart of Waikiki. The property offers guests comfortable
accommodations designed to reflect the unique environment and
culture of the area, with modern, revitalized guest rooms, as well
as a newly revamped pool, lobby, fitness room, and port cochere.
The resort is home to Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber, a fun,
family-friendly lifestyle restaurant and bar that features the new
Honolulu Surfing Museum, showcasing collectibles and memorabilia.
On the resort’s lobby level, Illusionist John Hirokawa presents
the dazzling Magic of Polynesia show in a 700-seat theater
specifically designed for his electrifying displays.
The resort’s convenient location is just steps from the beach
and surrounded by shopping, dining and entertainment. Nearby
attractions include Royal Hawaiian Center, International Market
Place, DFS (Duty Free Shop), Macy’s, Duke’s and Waikiki Beach
Guests staying at the resort also have complimentary access
to the Waikik Trolley’s Pink Line, which provides transportation
throughout Waikiki, including Waikiki Beach Walk and Ala Moana
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