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Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort wins best new resort major renovation in Hawai‘i

The top-to-bottom enhancements at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort earned it the title ofBest New Resort/Major Renovation in Hawai‘i at the TravelAge West 2021 WAVE (Western Agents’ Votes of Excellence) Awards Ceremony held October 7 in Marina del Rey, California.


The beachfront, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort is a favourite amongst the Australian/NZ travelers with approximately 1 in 10 guests being from the Oceania region.


The premier beach resort brand proudly accepted the accolade for the A$110+ million investment which transformed the flagship resort into a contemporary beachfront retreat rooted in Hawaiian music and culture. Sophisticated property enhancements include upscale residential-style rooms and suites, chic poolside experiences and a fully reimagined Kani Ka Pila Grille and stage – the home of Hawaiian music.


Expansive resort grounds include three distinct accommodations: the Ocean Tower, the Pacific Tower and the Diamond Head Tower – a five-story oceanfront building that will be converted into 23 brand-new, spacious rooms/deluxe suites, including a lavish Diamond Head Ocean Penthouse, raising the key count to 658. The exclusive Navigator Floor includes five bedrooms that can sleep up to 18 people, totaling 3,750 square feet plus the largest private l?naiin Waik?k? at 4,000 square feet. A strategic footpath called the ‘Ae Kai, runs the length of the resort and connects the property elements in harmonious balance.



The resort design focuses on the splendor of Hawai‘i’s past with today’s contemporary comforts. From the impressive canoe-hale arrival experience lit by traditional fishing-basket lanterns to the artfully appointed accommodations, the resort design emulates an elegant Hawai‘i beach house, warmly welcoming guests home.


Outrigger was selected by more than 3,500 travel professionals who voted on the best of the best from a list of Editor’s Pick award recipients.


The “new” Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resorts looks forward to welcoming back the Oceania travelers from early 2022 when Australian international borders re-open.



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Published: 13 October 2021

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