Outrigger Resorts celebrates 68 years

Outrigger Resorts celebrates 68 years

image003From the very beginning, Roy and Estelle Kelley had a vision to “share the spirit of aloha.”

Their vision was realised on 29 September 1947, when they opened the doors to their first hotel in Waikiki, the first new hotel to be built on the beach in twenty years.

Almost seventy years later, their legacy lives on in a global portfolio including nine Outrigger Resorts in six of the most iconic tropical destinations across Hawaii, Asia-Pacific and the Indian Ocean.

 

This year marks the 68th anniversary of Outrigger Hotels and Resorts.

Outrigger Enterprises Group vice president of corporate communications, Bitsy Kelly spoke of the company ethos that Outrigger Resorts still upholds today.

“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.”

On 29 September this year, Outrigger Resorts will commemorate the Hotel’s storied history with a worldwide Founders Day and a range of celebratory events.

 

Destination Celebration

To make sure you don’t miss out on the party, here’s a wrap up of the planned celebrations, as well as a list of some of the top Outrigger Resorts destinations where you can celebrate in style.

Social Media and Instagram photo contest

Outrigger guests from each of the nine properties will be invited to share photos capturing the essence of hospitality with the hash tag, #OutriggerFoundersDay. Winners with the greatest engagement will receive a special prize during their stay.

Specials

To show appreciation to travel agents, Outrigger Resorts is offering heavily discounted reservations booked before 31 October for stays through to 30 November at participating properties in Hawaii, as well as double rewards points to agents who sign up to become Outrigger Expert Agents before 12 October (see outriggeragent.com for details, or call 1-855-707-2582).

Other festivities include two limited edition commemorative t-shirts available for purchase online or in Hawaii, and the Manager’s Reception at each hotel, featuring cake and complimentary refreshments as well as prizes and photo opportunities with cardboard clones of Roy and Estelle themselves.

 

Hawaii: Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

The flagship Outrigger location, Waikiki has everything from relaxing sun, sand and genuine Hawaiian hospitality, to luxury shopping and bustling nightlife. When the celebrations inside threaten to overwhelm, the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort’s central location on Kalakaua Avenue means you’re just a few footsteps from the action.

Fiji: Outrigger Castaway Island, Fiji

Castaway Island offers a pristine escape back to nature. Scuba dive, surf, rest, laze in the sun, and of course celebrate, in this beautifully secluded tropical paradise just off the coast of Fiji’s main island.

Guam: Outrigger Guam Beach Resort

Experience this premier beachfront resort on Tumon Bay, Guam. Shows, entertainment and luxury shopping abound on your doorstep in this sunny, sandy escape from reality, the perfect place for a party.

Maldives: Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort

Relax at the spa, swim amongst stunning marine life and catch a real break from reality in one of the villas at this brand new Outrigger resort located on reef-fringed Konotta Island in the Maldives; a slice of opulent, sun-drenched paradise.

Thailand (Phuket): Premier Laguna Phuket Resort

Celebrate on Bangtao Bay, lying on the beach or with a relaxing game of golf, or even an elephant trek in the jungle; the perfect, exotic way to celebrate Founders Day at Outrigger Resorts.

Mahalo!

Images: Outrigger Resorts

Latest News

  • Aviation
  • News

UPDATE: Crash compensation unlikely, says head of digital disruption payment system

Southern Cross Travel Insurance says it will be covering claimable losses caused by the Crowdstrike global network outage event, despite its own operations not being affected. “We will be covering claimable losses caused by this event, provided all other conditions and criteria for cover are met (and subject to any limits, sub-limits and/or any exclusions […]

  • Food & Beverage

Exciting culinary experiences across Asia

Here is a look at some exciting experiences across Asia to enhance traveller vacations in iconic cities across the continent. The Mai Restaurant at Meliá Chiang Mai Located on the 21st floor of the iconic hotel, the Mai Restaurant has launched a Thai-inspired afternoon tea for two that pays tribute to the Baan Tawai Wood […]

  • Regional
  • Tour Operators

On Foot Holidays launches Ligurian Hills hiking tour promotion

Australians can explore Italy’s Ligurian Hills on foot on a self-guided, inn-to-inn hike with Onn Foot Holidays new promotional rates. Liguria is a coastal region in north-western Italy near the French border, known for its mountains, rolling hills and seaside ports. On Foot Holidays’ seven-night holiday begins with two days of walking through vineyards and […]

  • Products

Mandarin Oriental takes a dive into swimwear with $360 board shorts

If you were inspired by The Inspired Unemployed’s Liam Moore limited-edition pair of Budgy Smugglers but want a bit more coverage, then here’s your chance. The Orlebar Brown brand has introduced an original design of the Bulldog swim short for Mandarin Oriental hotels – yours for a snip at US$242.25 (AU$360). They have been “designed […]

  • Health & Wellness
  • Luxury

Trisara showcases sustainable dining via wellspring program

Phuket-based resort Trisara is transporting guests from resort to farm to table then back again courtesy of a new limited-time program, Wellspring. The package is a collaboration with Tri Vananda, a US$182 million (AU $270 million) wellness community in northern Phuket, conceived by Montara Hospitality Group, the owners of Trisara. In addition to entitling guests […]

  • Aviation

Emirates SkyCargo expands fleet with five Boeing 777 freighters

Emirates SkyCargo announced an investment of US$1 billion (AU$1.484b) to expand its fleet with an order of five new Boeing 777 freighters. The investment follows a strong performance in the first quarter of the 2024/25 financial year. Emirates SkyCargo expects the new freighters to increase its capacity by 30 per cent. The increase enables the […]

  • Events
  • Tour Operators

ITE HCMC 2024 focuses on sustainable tourism for creating a future

The 18th annual International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC) will take place from 5 to 7 September at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center. Under the theme “Responsible Travel, Creating Future”, the expo will highlight its dedication to promoting sustainable tourism practices and showcasing innovative tourism products and services to meet rigorous […]