SOURCE: Outrigger Enterprises Group

July 02, 2008 20:37 ET

Outrigger Enterprises Group Launches New, Innovative Destination Web Site

OutriggerHawaii.com Offers Valuable Tools for Travelers to Identify and Book a Hawaii Dream Vacation

HONOLULU, HI--(Marketwire - July 2, 2008) - Outrigger Enterprises Group announced today the unveiling of its new, innovative travel destination Web site, OutriggerHawaii.com. The Web site uses advanced technology to allow visitors to easily navigate Hawaii's myriad destinations, research extensive itinerary options and ultimately guides visitors to a resort, hotel or condominium that best suits their travel needs from a multi-brand portfolio including Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, Outrigger Condominium Collection, OHANA Hotels & Resort, Ala Moana Hotel, Embassy Suites®-Waikiki Beach Walk®, Keauhou Beach Resort and The Wyland Waikiki.

Visitors to OutriggerHawaii.com are invited to explore Hawaii destinations through five lifestyle categories: adventure, romance, culture, culinary and business and leisure. The site features online video vignettes that showcase unique experiences of the Hawaiian host culture as well as candid first-person stories of visitors who have traveled Hawaii's unbeaten paths.

One such cameo features Gary Smith, a Kauai preservationist who shares the beauty of exploring the road less traveled and "getting lost" in Hawaii. "For visitors who come to Kauai, I would say walk softly, learn the culture, respect the culture and revel in what we have to offer," says Smith.

Another vignette introduces Keoni Ho'okano, a farmer and cultural guide who shares with viewers the historic significance of the taro plant to Hawaii's history and imparts the magnitude of preserving this staple of the Hawaiian diet for generations to come.

Travelers interested in an action-packed vacation can listen to Captain Jeff of Bottom Time Hawaii, as he takes visitors on a variety of water adventures ranging from fishing to snorkeling with endemic marine life and even night scuba diving with manta rays in Hawaii's majestic waters.

"We are thrilled to launch a Web site that shares with visitors the authentic treasures one can find throughout the islands," said Rob Solomon, chief marketing officer for Outrigger Enterprises Group. "OutriggerHawaii.com is unlike any other hospitality site and offers valuable new resources for Hawaii travelers."

The rich portfolio of Outrigger Enterprises Group's properties has the perfect accommodation for every traveler -- upscale beachfront hotels such as the Outrigger Waikiki and Outrigger Reef on the Beach hotels offer a relaxing tropical escape, while The Wyland Waikiki presents vacationers with stunning marine art and contemporary settings. OHANA Hotels & Resorts offers affordably-priced Waikiki hotels in desirable locations and the Outrigger Condominium Collection gives independent travelers a home away from home. Those looking for romance will fall in love with the new Embassy Suites®-Waikiki Beach Walk® and the Big Island's Keauhou Beach Resort, and business travelers will relish the convenient location of Honolulu's Ala Moana Hotel.

"Outrigger Enterprises Group is deeply committed to the satisfaction of our guests and to the tourism industry in Hawaii -- being at the forefront of innovative technology allows us to succeed at both," added Solomon.

Whether visitors are in search of the best beach to go bodysurfing or exquisite Pacific cuisine, OutriggerHawaii.com helps guests to find the best accommodations to satisfy their wishes. A one-stop-shop Web experience, visitors can plan a Hawaii dream vacation and book their island stay directly at OutriggerHawaii.com.

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About Outrigger Enterprises Group

Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest growing privately-held leisure lodging and hospitality companies in the Asia Pacific and Oceania regions and continues to expand its presence throughout the area.

A family-owned company with more than 60 years of hospitality experience, Outrigger runs a highly-successful, multi-branded line of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger® Hotels & Resorts, OHANA® Hotels & Resorts, Outrigger Condominium Collection®, Embassy Suites®, Best Western® and Wyndham Vacation Ownership®. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 47 properties with close to 12,000 rooms located in Hawaii, Australia, Guam, Fiji, Palau, Bali and Phuket, Thailand.

Outrigger Enterprises Group also operates and develops hotel properties and hospitality-related retail and real estate opportunities for partners in Hawaii, the Pacific, the mainland USA and Asia. For on-line information, log on at www.outriggerenterprisesgroup.com and www.outrigger.com.

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Contact Information

  • CONTACTS:

    Nancy Daniels, APR
    Director of PR
    Outrigger Enterprises Group
    Ph: 808-921-6839
    Email: Email Contact

    Monica Salter
    Bennet Group PR
    Ph: 808-265-0073
    Email: Email Contact