Outrigger Hotels converts former Hawaii Holiday Inn into the Waikiki Beachcomber

The Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger. Photo credit: Outrigger Hotels and Resorts.

In the midst of celebrating its 70th anniversary, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts announced the newest addition to its brand portfolio with the Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger, which will undertake a soft opening Feb. 1, 2018. A traditional Hawaiian blessing will mark the transition of the former Holiday Inn resort to the Outrigger-branded property.

A $25-million renovation will follow, adding new guestrooms, new meeting spaces, a revamped lobby and more. Projected for completion in late summer 2018, the phased renovation schedule is designed specifically to minimize guest disruption.

Located near Waikiki Beach and adjacent to the updated International Market Place, Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger is home to local dining such as the Maui Brewing Co. and the Hawaiian Aroma Caffe.

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“Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger is an excellent value for guests looking to experience Outrigger’s iconic Hawaiian hospitality and take advantage of the resort’s modern accommodations and easygoing beach vibe,” Alan Naito, GM of the Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger, said in a statement. “The new guestroom design is spectacular, with renovations starting at the top floors first. We look forward to soon having this fresh inventory to share with our guests."

The hotel’s positioning on Kalakaua Avenue provides travelers with access to the city's offerings, paired with the nearby white-sand beaches. The Beachcomber was originally built in 1970 and is known for its showroom, where Hawaii entertainers performed frequently, including the late Don Ho. While preserving the property’s history in Waikiki, Outrigger’s latest renovation will elevate the Waikiki Beachcomber from an upper-midscale to an upscale-tier property.

The enhancements to the Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger will include incorporating contemporary Hawaiian-inspired design and a complete revamp of the property's guestrooms, pool deck and public spaces, including the lobby, corridors, elevator and hotel exterior.

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