KOHALA -- The 545-room Outrigger Waikoloa Beach Hotel & Resort
on the Big Island reopens Oct. 15 following a $25 million
renovation and remodeling.
Formerly called the Royal Waikoloan, it will have a remodeled
porte cochere and lobby that will be open to ocean views as well as
renovated rooms and public areas. It will have new restaurants, a
new health spa, a second ballroom, a pool that is twice the size of
the previous one and new landscaping.
According to Peter Thoene, the hotel's director of sales and
marketing, all work will be completed by reopening day except the
renovation of one of the two guest room towers. That building, with
282 rooms, will reopen Dec. 1.
A grand reopening celebration is tentatively scheduled for
"We want clients who have stayed at the hotel before to come and
rediscover us," said Thoene.
The hotel, which closed June 1 for the project, has created a
package for return guests. The Just for You package, effective
through March 31, includes a 20% discount on rack rates, a
one-category room upgrade and breakfast for two daily.
Rack rates through March 31 range from $175 to $275, with
Voyagers Club category rooms with extra services priced at $310 and
$325.On April 1, rates will increase, ranging from $200 to $290,
with Voyagers Club at $320 and $350.
The property, part of the 500-acre Waikoloa Beach Resort, is
included in such Outrigger Hotel & Resorts' programs as the Big
Kahuna package and seniors and corporate traveler rates.
Managed by Outrigger since 1991, it was purchased by Outrigger
Enterprises, the hotel chain's parent company, last year.