Outrigger Enterprises Group plans $100M revitalization of Outrigger Reef on the Beach

Outrigger Enterprises Group announced a $100 million investment to revitalize the oceanfront Outrigger Reef on the Beach in Waikiki.

The planned renovation will open vistas to the ocean at Outrigger Reef on the Beach by razing an existing five-story structure located on the beach and replacing it with 34,000 square feet of open recreation space, inclusive of enhanced swimming pools, landscaped lounging areas and open-air dining facilities. A new tower, set back from the shoreline along Kalia Road, will add more than 200 full-service hotel rooms to the property.

The revitalization is the capstone to the Outrigger-led transformation of Waikiki Beach Walk, stretching from Kalakaua Avenue to the sands of Waikiki Beach. Authentic incorporation of Hawaiian culture, music and history will remain prominent throughout the property and guest experience.

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In addition, removal of the existing building along the shoreline will increase ocean vistas and open space. The new hotel structure will incorporate materials, features and technologies that increase efficiency and sustainability. Outrigger Reef on the Beach will also add 15,000 square feet of new meeting facilities. The revitalization will provide new hotel rooms in Waikiki.

Entitlements and permits are expected to be completed in approximately three years, with construction beginning in 2017 and slated for completion in 2019.

Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest privately held leisure lodging, retail and hospitality companies in the Asia-Pacific and Oceania regions. A family-owned company with 66 years of hospitality experience, Outrigger runs a multi-branded portfolio of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, OHANA Hotels and Resorts, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn, Best Western, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, and Hilton Grand Vacations. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 46 properties with approximately 11,000 rooms located in Hawaii; Australia; Guam; Fiji; Bali; Thailand; Mauritius, Vietnam; and Hainan Island, China.

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