RELEASE NUMBER 07/17
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WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, HAWAII – As Cupid begins his countdown to Feb. 14, couples are invited to renew their wedding vows at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort in an unforgettable Hawaiian ceremony that celebrates love and commitment to one another. Exclusive to guests of the resorts, the complimentary ceremony will make this Valentine’s Day one to cherish forever.
Outrigger’s vow-renewal ceremony takes place fronting Oahu’s famous Waikiki Beach with the sapphire Pacific Ocean and majestic silhouette of Diamond Head as the backdrop for the special moment. The ceremony, inspired by Hoao Paa, a centuries old Hawaii custom where a couple is bound in lasting union, is a way for couples to honor their love and celebrate their time together in paradise.
“As our most popular Outrigger Resorts Signature Experience, thousands of couples have renewed their vows at our iconic beachfront properties and hoi hou ke aloha, or fall in love all over again,” said Luana Maitland, director of cultural experiences for Outrigger Enterprises Group.
The ceremony opens with a traditional Hawaiian chant to cleanse the past, present and future so that love may reign forever. Couples then exchange vows in the Hawaiian language and a gentle sprinkling of seawater preserves their love everlasting. At the conclusion of the ceremony, guests enjoy a performance of the beautiful Hawaiian Wedding Song, accompanied by a hula. Each couple receives a commemorative certificate and photo of the romantic moment. Complimentary champagne/cider is also provided for participants who want to toast to love and aloha.
Premium vacation packages are available to make the stay with Outrigger Resorts even more memorable, including:
The Oceanfront Indulgence Package at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort includes a date for two with cocktails at the renowned Blue Note Hawaii, choice of a 50-minute private beach yoga session for two or a 50-minute in-suite massage for two from Infinity Spa, a Sweet Indulgence amenity basket, chilled champagne and nightly turndown service. Rates start at $429 per night for a premium oceanfront room.
The Hawaiian Music Package at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort includes two priority seats at Kani Ka Pila Grille, where lovebirds can get lost in the sounds of live performances by Hawaii’s top artists such as Weldon Kekauoha, Sean Naauao, Hookena, Kawika Kahiapo and more. The Outrigger Reef Hawaiian Music Package also includes one deluxe pupu (appetizer) platter, one Mai Tai or other specialty drink and an autographed CD of Kani Ka Pila Grille’s featured Hawaiian music group. Rates start at just $275 per night.
Registered guests who wish to participate in the complimentary Valentine’s Day ceremony can reserve their spot today by calling the resort; space is limited. The ceremony is exclusively available to guests of Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort and will be confirmed at check-in. If space is available the day before – guests may sign up to participate at their respective hotel’s concierge or front desk by 3 p.m.
Outrigger’s culturally-inspired beachfront ceremony is offered to guests year-round as part of the Outrigger Resorts Signature Experiences, an array of unique local amenities and cultural programs exclusively curated for guests. From a heartfelt local arrival to cultural experiences and more, Outrigger Resorts helps immerse guests in the rich culture and traditions of each location.
To make these deals even sweeter, guests are encouraged to join Outrigger Resorts’ DISCOVERY, a loyalty program that rewards travelers with exceptional experiences at all nine of the beachfront brand’s properties worldwide and a network of over 33 luxury hotel brands in 76 countries.