The Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is celebrating its 50th birthday this summer with specials and promotions.

The Outrigger resort, and its parent hospitality company, took its name from the Outrigger Canoe Club that once sat at the same location. The resort opened in the summer of 1967 on Waikiki and has grown along with the popular beach and shopping destination.

"For five decades, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort has set the standard for engaging travel and providing vacations that connect visitors to the history and spirit of this place," Revell Newton, general manager of Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, said in a release. "From surf lessons in the waters that Duke Kahanamoku paddled his famous wooden 'Duke' board to live music performances nightly and complimentary local cultural programming, our guests treasure the unique experiences we offer and appreciate the heartfelt hospitality we deliver."

To commemorate its milestone, the 524-room resort is offering two specials. The "$50 for 50" deal grants guests a $50 resort credit when they book five night or more. The reservation must be made by Aug. 22 and the travel dates must fall before Dec. 15.

The "Hawaii 5-0" package can be specialized to fit a couple on a romantic getaway all the way up to family reunions with 50 guests. The offer starts at $2,500 for a three-night stay in an oceanfront suite and includes private transportation to and from the airport, an in-suite sunset celebration with sparkling wine and appetizers and advanced dinner reservations.

On July 23 Hawaiian musician Henry Kapono will help kick off the anniversary celebration with a special performance including several guest musicians and singers at Duke's Waikiki at the resort, and the next night will feature a special concert of Hawaiian artists at the Blue Note Hawaii on Outrigger Waikiki's second floor.
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