Outrigger Hotels and Resorts will renovate and rebrand Hawaii's
iconic Waikiki Beachcomber, which currently flies the Holiday Inn flag.
The 496-room hotel, which is already owned and managed by
Outrigger, will be renamed the Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger next February.
The property, which opened in 1970, will receive $25 million in renovations to
its rooms, pool deck and public spaces to improve it to the upscale sector from
The hotel will play up its Hawaiian heritage by integrating
touches such as carved wood, rope art and blue hues to invoke the Pacific
The hotel's showroom was known for singer Don Ho's
performances during the 1970s, and was known as Jimmy Buffett's at the
Beachcomber from 2009 until last year, when it reopened under the Maui Brewing
Co. chain of restaurants.