Outrigger Hotels and Resorts today 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 Feb. 1, 2018, the property will operate as Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger with extensive $25 million renovations anticipated for completion in summer 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 Hawaiiana 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. “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.”
Alongside the aesthetic update and enhanced arrival experience, the hotel will feature the latest in-room technology and embrace contemporary environmental considerations. An all-new meeting space will also be added, ideal for professionals and groups working in paradise. Renovations will be completed in phases for minimal guest disruption.