KOROR, Palau -- The 165-room Outrigger Palasia Hotel Palau had its
soft opening in Koror, capital of the Republic of Palau.
Honolulu-based Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, it is the largest
hotel in the western Pacific nation and is known for its diving and
Facilities include a fitness center, a pool and outdoor lounge
area, meeting rooms, a business center and retail outlets,
including a travel desk and a dive shop. Rooms feature television
with in-room movies, a safe and a refrigerator.
There are four restaurants: the Western-style Desomel; Ming
(Chinese); Rikyu (sushi), and Yars Club, a rooftop restaurant and
Outrigger Palasia Hotel Palau features the top-floor Voyagers
Club and a concierge level with lounge.
Published rates, through Dec. 17, range from $182 to $330, with
suites $350 to $778 per night. Introductory specials start at $130
PADI Travel Network, a dive travel firm, is offering a diving
package with the hotel, priced at $1,290 per person, double. The
package includes roundtrip air from San Francisco or Los Angeles
and six nights' accommodations plus two-tank dives for $99
Outrigger Palasia Hotel Palau, which has its grand opening
scheduled for Aug. 24, was host to the Micronesia Games from July
30 to Aug. 10. It is owned by Palasia Resorts Inc., a Palau joint
Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, Phone: (800) OUTRIGGER.
PADI Travel, Phone: (800) 729-7234