HONOLULU -- Outrigger Hotels & Resorts is moving ahead with the
rebranding of 15 moderately priced Waikiki properties as Ohana
The new Ohana Hotels of Hawaii becomes official Dec. 19, when
the hotels undergo name changes and a new Ohana rate structure
becomes effective. Outrigger began taking reservations in August
for the hotels for 2000 under the new brand name.
Since announcing the move in June, the chain has introduced an
Ohana reservations number and an Ohana Web site. The reservations
number is (800) 462-6262, and the Web address is www.ohanahotels.com.
Outrigger also recently released two 2000 accommodations guides
-- for Ohana and Outrigger brands -- featuring information on each
hotel, and including package and special deals information.
Ohana hotels have a simplified rate structure. Beginning Dec.
19, rack rates begin at three levels, depending on the property --
$109, $129 and $139. Of the 15 hotels, six have rates starting at
$109, six at $129 and three at $139. A $99 SimpleSaver rate will be
available at one or more Ohana hotels during the year.
Packages offered for Ohana hotels include Outrigger's free
night, room and and car, and bed-and-breakfast. Also included are
its discounted rate programs for seniors, corporate and military
travelers, and travel agents.
According to Tom Burke, Ohana's vice president of operations,
Ohana hotels offer a wide range of rooms, including kitchenettes
and suites. Guests amenities include airconditioned rooms with a
safe, a refrigerator and cable television.
Burke said there are four overriding concepts to Ohana hotels --
"clean, simple, easy to book and fun."
Five more upmarket Waikiki properties will remain with the
Outrigger brand. They are Outrigger Waikiki, Outrigger Reef,
Waikiki Shore, Outrigger East and Outrigger Islander Waikiki. The
Outrigger Prince Kuhio is being sold.
The neighbor island hotels and condominiums, and properties in
the South and Western Pacific will also continue under the
For the new accommodations guide, call Outrigger's sales office
at (800) 245-6060.