Holiday Inn Says Aloha to Hawaii today

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    The Holiday Inn relaunch continues to make its way across the globe and has now reached the sun and surf of Hawaii with the official opening of the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort. Hawaii’s only Holiday Inn®-branded hotel will officially join the IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) system today (Nov. 9, 2010). The former OHANA Waikiki Beachcomber recently completed a $30 million renovation and now showcases elements of Holiday Inn’s $1 billion relaunch. The Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort is owned and operated by Outrigger Enterprises Group, known for its unparalleled reputation for delivering a high-quality guest experience coupled with distinctive “Hawaiian” hospitality. Outrigger’s “many brands, one `ohana (family)” strategy leverages the company’s ability to manage multiple brands, while maintaining the acclaimed Outrigger collection of upscale, luxury leisure hotels and resort condominiums located in some of the most desirable destinations throughout Hawaii, the Pacific, Asia and Australia.

    As part of the rebranding effort, the resort now features the hallmarks of the Holiday Inn relaunch, including:

    • Upgraded lobby areas
    • Upgraded showers and bathroom amenities
    • New signage with the redesigned logo
    • Holiday Inn’s extensive \”Stay Real\” training program, which will supplement Outrigger’s existing approach to customer service.

    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 porte cochere. Consistent with Holiday Inn standards, guest beds will be made using crisp, white bedding with pillows that come in two comfort levels: “soft” and “firm.” Guest bathrooms include a specially designed showerhead that offers superior pressure, as well as a signature shower curtain with curved rod and new amenities. On the resort’s lobby level, Illusionist John Hirokawa presents the dazzling Magic of Polynesia show in a 600-seat theater specifically designed for his electrifying displays.

    Close to all the action, the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort is located in the fast-paced heart of Waikiki. 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 Walk®.

    Daniel Fountain / 09.11.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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