Outrigger Enterprises, Inc. has never been a company to rest on
its laurels. It’s quite the contrary, as evidenced in the exciting
Waikiki Beach Walk project and its focus on Hawaii and
In December, Outrigger announced plans for further expansion in
Hawaii and the Pacific as well as new initiatives into Asia and the
West Coast of North America. The moves are designed to take the
company into the next phase of growth and firmly position it as the
premier hospitality company in the region.
"We've successfully grown Outrigger to become one of the largest,
fastest-growing, privately held lodging and hospitality companies
in the Pacific," said David Carey, president and CEO of Outrigger
Enterprises. "Our new strategy calls for us to continue to build on
that rich legacy and to deliver the Outrigger promise of an
authentic vacation experience for our guests, both here in Hawaii
and to new destinations throughout Asia and the Pacific.”
The company noted that with the huge, long-term growth potential of
travel in and around Asia, Outrigger will have great opportunity to
apply its unique brand of hospitality management.
"Our new plan calls for us to aggressively add even more properties
to our portfolio of destinations and to export our unique Outrigger
brand of hospitality throughout Asia and the Pacific. As the Asian
and Pacific markets grow and mature as tourist destinations, we
want Outrigger to be right there with them," Carey said.
Waikiki Beach Walk Update
Outrigger has more big news on Oahu. Waikiki Beach Walk is the
largest private development project ever to be undertaken in
Waikiki. The ambitious and much awaited plan will transform 7.9
acres along Lewers Street, Beach Walk, Kalia Road and Saratoga Road
into a lively pedestrian-friendly gathering place designed to
appeal to both visitors and local residents.
Last month, Outrigger announced a second group of tenants to sign
on as part of the $460 million development. Topping the list is
Holokai Grill, a new island-themed restaurant that will offer
casual, upscale dining with a menu focusing on dishes that use
fresh, locally grown ingredients.
For those with a different taste, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
will offer consumers the finest grades of Arabica coffee, full leaf
teas and light fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Beard Papa’s Cream Puffs and Coconut Willy’s bar and grill will
join other committed tenants that include Crazy Shirts, Maui Surf
Co. Swimwear, Island Pearls, Na Hoku jewelry, King Jewelry,
Tabora's Diamond Head Gallery, Marco Polo Watch Collection, Peony
Arts and international retailer Folli Follie.
"Our goal is to keep Waikiki Beach Walk dynamic and diverse," Carey
explained. "While we are working to bring in premium national
establishments, we also want to make it our priority to preserve
the spirit of aloha through retaining a good mix of the top island
restaurants and retailers."
With demolition of the older hotels along Lewers Street now
complete, the project has moved into the new construction
Waikiki Beach Walk will boast up to 40 retail shops, six
restaurants and bars, and an open pedestrian plaza integrated among
four new and/or completely renovated hotels and vacation ownership