Council approves Waikiki Beach Walk project

HONOLULU -- Honolulu's City Council unanimously approved plans and permits for Outrigger Enterprises' $300 million Waikiki Beach Walk project.

In an effort to revitalize Lewers Street and decrease congestion in the area, Outrigger will raze six existing buildings and construct a new 890-room hotel with an entertainment and retail complex -- incorporating more open space -- over 7.9 acres.

Construction of Phase One is scheduled to begin in early 2004.

Outrigger Enterprises is the parent company of Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, the largest lodging company in Hawaii.

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