Under New Management

Outrigger Enterprises Group to Manage Wyland Waikiki Hotel

By: Jamie Wetherbe

Outrigger Enterprises Group announced an agreement with investment group WB-LCP Kuhio Owner LLC, to manage the newly designed Wyland Waikiki Hotel. The property, which offers 400 plus rooms and suites, is nearing completion of a multi-million dollar transformation and is expected to resume operations this month.

"The Wyland Waikiki Hotel is a gem," said David Carey, President and CEO of Outrigger Enterprises. "The extensive renovation has created a unique boutique-style hotel with chic interiors inspired by the iconic artwork of world-renowned marine life artist Wyland. We are confident that it will become a popular choice for visitors seeking a very comfortable, contemporary and friendly place to stay in the heart of Waikiki."

The Wyland Waikiki is a first in many ways the first artist-themed hotel for Hawaii and the first hotel to showcase marine artist Wyland. The property features ocean-hued color schemes accented by Wyland paintings, photographs and sculptures throughout the grounds, lobby, hallways and guestrooms.

Guest amenities include a contemporary lobby with full bar, large flat-screen TVs, computer workstations and a "chill" room where guests can relax, read or watch TV. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the lobby, with Internet access hard wired in all guestrooms. The property also offers two renovated pools and whirlpool spa. A signature restaurant, specialty coffee shop, day spa and fitness center are slated to open over the next few months.

All guestrooms and suites offer comfortable beds with designer wood furnishings, high definition flat-screen plasma televisions, in-room safe, refrigerator, coffeemaker and furnished balcony. Many rooms also include a microwave and sink.

The hotel's location at Kuhio and Royal Hawaiian Avenues makes it central to the activity, entertainment and shopping of Waikiki.