OHANA Waikiki Connection to Launch In 2007

Stays to include new, upgraded package of amenities

By: Dawna L. Robertson

Beginning Dec. 22, OHANA Hotels & Resorts will kick things up a notch by offering all guests at its OHANA hotels in Waikiki a new, complimentary suite of amenities.

Available throughout 2007, the OHANA Waikiki Connection amenity package will provide guests a collection of valuable perks with all stays. Every guest staying at an OHANA property will receive free rides on the Waikiki Trolley for the duration of their stay, in-room domestic and long distance phone calls to the U.S. and Canada, Internet access, in-room coffee and tea daily, use of in-room safe and a daily local newspaper. And best of all, it’s all on the house.

The unlimited trolley privileges will provide guests with transportation on the Waikiki Trolley's Pink Line. The trolley makes it easy for guests to reach some of Waikiki's most popular destinations, including the Duty Free Shops Galleria, the famous Duke Kahanamoku statue right on Waikiki Beach, the King Kalakaua Shopping Plaza (home to Niketown and Banana Republic), Ala Moana Shopping Center, and both Ward Warehouse and Ward Centre.

“We know our guests will appreciate these extras we will be offering with all rooms,” said Thomas Wakita, Jr., director of sales and marketing for OHANA Hotels & Resorts. “OHANA has always provided great value to our guests, and we are proud to offer these new, valuable amenities.”

The OHANA Waikiki Connection will also provide OHANA guests the chance to experience Hawaii like a local. Located in the lobby, a Hookipa Host will be able to offer guests with valuable tips on unique local eateries, off-the-beaten-path attractions and where to experience local customs.

Plus, early check-in guests at OHANA will receive digital pagers allowing them the freedom to hit the beach or go out for a bite while their room is prepared for them.

The OHANA brand was launched in 1999 by Outrigger Hotels & Resorts. Located close to popular visitor attractions and within walking distance to Waikiki Beach, hotels are geared to guests seeking quality accommodations at competitive prices.