Modes of Travel | December4th, 2017

Escape to Paradise atThe Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

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ALOHA WAIKIKI

Embrace the True Spirit of Aloha at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, Oahu.

Sundrenched island shores, warm golden sands, gentle lapping waves, tropical cocktails with beachy names, world class dining and the shopping mecca of top international fashion in the US…..Aloha, it’s Waikiki!

Waikiki has reigned as Hawaii’s most celebrated beach, star of large and small screen, its romantic allure beckoning mainlanders and international guests for generations. The most popular island in the Hawaiian chain, Oahu boasts the iconic volcanic formation Leahi, known familiarly as Diamond Head, as its emblematic symbol to the world. This volcanic remnant rising dramatically above the coast is a distinctive reminder of Hawaii’s geologic origins and the wonder of its continual volcanic activity. Beneath its familiar crest, a diverse cultural dynamism flourishes throughout Oahu, epitomized by famed Waikiki Beach, its gentle sparkling waves beckoning visitors seeking the eternal promise of a perfect tropical getaway…… Sun, Fun, and Kalakaua Avenue’s extraordinary high end fashion and shopping venues.

The Outrigger brand celebrates the heritage of the traditional outrigger canoes that once carried Polynesian explorers to discover these distant shores. Outrigger canoes are revered as the iconic symbol of the spirit of adventure, the vessels connected to the proud origins of the Hawaiian people. Today that heritage is celebrated with pride in the re-creation of the journeys of Polynesian forefathers navigating solely by the stars and the sun.

Embracing the proud traditions that define the unique vibrancy of Hawaiian culture, the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is celebrating its 50th anniversary as the flagship of this iconic brand. The exciting vision for the brand’s future extends beyond these shores with a proud commitment to its legacy as, until recently, a family owned hotel. The hallmark family inspired values remain the signature Aloha spirit of the Outrigger…. respect for culture, nature, the value of teamwork, collaboration, harmony, and unity, “Lokahi”. Pride in “Ke ‘Ano Wa’a”, hospitality that defines every facet of the Outrigger Way, continues to be reflected in their properties around the world. The Outrigger brand is looking to an exciting future including the introduction of prestige programs. Exotic beach locales beckon. Destinations now include the Maldives and Mauritius, Thailand, Guam and Fiji to be experienced the Outrigger Way.

The Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and its nearby sister hotel, the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, share the Aloha Spirit with guest reviews always noting the warmth and friendly personalized service which has made Outrigger hotels a leader in returning visitors. All staff are viewed as hosts extending the Aloha welcome beginning with a refreshing welcome at check-in with their signature zesty tropical cocktail and scented cold towel awaiting weary travelers. Once settled in your room save unpacking for later, grab your complimentary beach bag and head to the sun. Or take a sidetrip to the Lobby where the enthusiastic concierge staff will fulfill your wish list, booking snorkel trips and whale watching tours, outrigger canoe and catamaran, bike or car rentals, surf lessons, horseback riding, an authentic luau experience, and plantation tours. They will happily map out your sightseeing, shopping and dining adventures.

Year round paradise, the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is an escape from winter’s doldrums, a romantic getaway, a family celebration, a holiday for friends. This slice of paradise offers guests a wide range of choices from a selection of rooms and suites with stellar amenities and views…. oceanfront, ocean or city views, standard rooms and 1 bedroom suites with options to create a family constellation with connecting rooms. Exciting special packages entice guests of all descriptions – from honeymooners to extended families, sport adventurers to business travelers; from milestone celebrations to business conferences. East facing oceanfront rooms frame the distinctive face of Diamond Head and the promise of memorable sunset viewing is ensured on the West. Glass encased balconies with seating provide unrestricted viewing. From endless possibilities, Modeliste confesses to enjoying the compelling romance of the West facing oceanfront room with jetted tub and spectacular sunset enjoyment, beach and pool views, and an exceptional glimpse of the daily late afternoon beach terrace musical entertainment. Signature toiletries, LCD TVs, WiFi, plush towels and deluxe linens, comfy seating area with sofa bed, mini fridge, room safe, iron and ironing board – high end amenities are chosen to make each guest’s stay exceptional.

The Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort claimed Oahu’s prime hotel location, uniquely positioned on the golden sand beach of Waikiki and now the center of Hawaii’s premier shopping including the newly completed International Market Place. Optimizing their wondrous beachfront setting, guests need only to stroll out the door to enjoy choice access to beach lounges with umbrellas, and ocean adventure with an array of paddleboards, surfboards, kayaks, canoe launchings, and catamaran tours. Not to mention, spectacular views of the vista of Diamond Head majestically rising beside the endless expanse of Pacific blue.

From morning to night the Outrigger Waikiki Beach distinctive energy prevails, providing guests with a wide range of activities, dining options, and entertainment. Leisure and luxury entice couples, families, friends and business travelers.

Sunny options
A luxurious beachfront pool and deck awaits, inviting lounging sunseekers to enjoy comfort and attentive service with a tantalizing menu of tropical cocktails and delectable snacks served from the famed Duke’s Waikiki Restaurant known as one of the island’s top oceanfront restaurants. Duke’s celebrates Hawaii’s legendary Olympian Duke Kahanamoku who grew up surfing these Waikiki waves and became renowned as the “father of modern surfing”. Photos throughout the restaurant capture his lifelong accomplishments as a gold medalist and his contribution to the popularization and growth of the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing. His nearby statue and park honors his legacy. Each year countless visitors from around the world learn to canoe and surf here and the breathtaking waves of Oahu’s North Shore remain the pinnacle of top surf competitions.

Dining
Duke’s immensely popular casual island cuisine and beachfront tiki bar is the dining hub from breakfast to dinner, happy hours and late night romance. Joining Duke’s as the Outrigger Waikiki Beach’s trio of Oceanfront Restaurants are the famed Chuck’s Steak House prime surf and turf offerings with all-you-can-eat salad bar, and the Hula Grill Waikiki featuring a plantation ambience, Hawaiian favorites breakfast buffet, and everyone’s favorite Sunday brunch. A hidden gem with extraordinary take-away salads and sandwiches crafted as you watch, blended fruit and coffee drinks, and quick snacks, Pai’s Deli is a friendly favorite you will want to discover. Seattle’s Best brings the best to satisfy your coffee cravings and familiar snack options.

Blue Note Jazz Club
New York’s famed Blue Note jazz club is now Waikiki’s premier entertainment venue in the Outrigger’s unique club setting. With state of the art sound system and enthusiastic audience, Grammy winning entertainers light up the stage with the best of jazz and blues, international recording stars, instrumentals and vocalists, and local Hawaiian talent. Featuring a full dinner menu, delicious entrees, full service bar, and two shows nightly, the Blue Note has brought the essence of sophisticated world class entertainment to Outrigger Beach Waikiki. Celebrating its first anniversary, the stirring sounds of Grammy winner Chris Botti on the trumpet and a montage of top name performers brought the full house to its feet. The intimate connection between the audience and musicians with 326 close-in tiered seating and stage side premier tables, uniquely creates an unforgettable musical entertainment experience.


Culture
With a reverent regard for the Hawaiian culture, the Outrigger Beach and Outrigger Reef offer guests authentic experiences that connect with the spiritual and symbolic elements of Hawaiian traditions. The Outrigger commitment to the culture and community of every location is reflected in the dedicated position held by Kaipo Ho as Director of Cultural Experiences. His passion and expertise engages hosts and guests with activities that reflect and share his Hawaiian heritage. Each day the hotel lobby bustles with Happenings for all ages: classes in ukulele, hula dancing – the moves and the meaning,flower or ti leaf lei making, kukui nut bracelets, historic crafts. The Outrigger Way, “Ke ‘Ano Wa’a”, is dedicated to making meaningful connections.

As the afternoon wanes and sunbathers shift in anticipation of the sun’s stunning finale, the music of Hawaii resonates from the terrace. Beginning with Henry Kapono Sundays, each afternoon features the rhythms of the island, the possibility of hula dancers, and Hawaii’s top musical entertainment complimented by Duke’s happy hour craft beers, tropical cocktails and favorite appetizers.

Vow Renewal Ceremony
Romance and tradition blend in the beachside Hawaiian marriage blessing. Beneath the infinite sky, beside the infinite sea, couples are invited to celebrate their cherished vows with a renewal ceremony performed according to tradition in the morning light signifying a new beginning. Whether the occasion is an anniversary or other milestone, the remembrance of this vow renewal will be a lasting treasure, the sacred chants and prayers binding hearts through past, present, and future.

Sunset blessing ceremony
Outrigger guests are invited to share in the sacred blessing celebrating the sunset and the end of the day with gratitude and reflection, learning the gentle language and movements of the hula, prayers combining a reverence for life, for nature and the cycles that sustain us.
Spa
Your island retreat getaway isn’t complete without the ultimate spa experience at the Outrigger Infinity Penthouse Spa. Waikiki’s only rooftop spa offers an extensive menu of wellness and relaxation treatments from skilled professionals. Choose from traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, invigorating Thai, deep tissue, or even gentle prenatal. Enjoy a singular or couples experience, soul soothing tropical oils, and amazing city and ocean views.

Fitness
Maintain your Fitbit fitness routines with beach jogging or a visit to the fitness center to try out the state of the art equipment. Maximize your personalized active minutes and steps before you sink into that sun lounger for the rest of the day.
For bookings and further information visit:

The Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
Oahu, Hawaii
www.outrigger.com

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