Release Nbr: 01/13
On Feb 14, 2013, the 10,000th couple to renew their vows since the ceremony was first introduced in 2003 will be recognized with a special gift
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WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, HAWAII – Lovebirds traveling to Waikiki this Valentine’s Day have the chance to “hoi hou ke aloha,” or fall in love all over again, with a complimentary beachfront vow-renewal ceremony available exclusively to guests of Outrigger Reef on the Beach and Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach. Couples staying at either property can make their Valentines’ Day extra special with a unique Hawaiian ceremony along the shore fronting the Outrigger Reef on the Beach, surrounded by views of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean. The ceremony takes place on February 14, 2013, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m., a briefing at 7:45 a.m., and the celebration starting at 8 a.m. Participating couples must make reservations in advance and must be registered guests of either beachfront hotel.
Outrigger Hotels and Resorts is also nearing a milestone, with close to 10,000 couples to date who have chosen its Hawaiian vow-renewal ceremony to say, “I do” for a second time. With anticipation that the 10,000th couple will be part of this year’s Valentine’s Day celebration, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts is celebrating the momentous occasion by giving the lucky couple a $100 gift card to Kani Ka Pila Grille and a complimentary four-night stay in an ocean view room on their next visit to either Outrigger Reef on the Beach or Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach.
“We want our guests to experience Valentine’s Day with all of the magic and romance that Hawaii and Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has to offer — and our Hawaiian vow-renewal ceremony is the perfect way to do just that,” said Patsy Narimatsu, director of sales and marketing for Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach and Outrigger Reef on the Beach. “We are also thrilled that Valentine’s Day 2013 will bring us our 10,000 couple to participate in this beautiful ceremony. It’s going to be a wonderful celebration for everyone who participates and definitely an ‘Outrigger Experience’ that each couple will remember forever.”
The non-denominational Hawaiian ceremony is conducted by a Hawaiian officiant and opens with a traditional Hawaiian welcome chant. Couples are then treated to a graceful hula and serenaded with Hawaiian song before being blessed with a gentle sprinkling of sea water and an exchange of vows in the Hawaiian language. The ceremony concludes with a performance of the beautiful Hawaiian Wedding Song, accompanied by a hula. As a special memento of the Valentine’s Day celebration, after the ceremony is completed, couples may take a picture with the officiant and hula dancer and receive one complimentary photo. A commemorative certificate will also be presented to each couple to remember the day.
Hotel guests who wish to participate in the Valentines’ Day ceremony must make advance reservations by calling the concierge desk at Outrigger Reef on the Beach at 808-923-3111 (long distance charges apply) or by emailing email@example.com. Reservations are being taken on a first come, first served basis.
Vow-renewal ceremonies are open exclusively to guests of the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach and the Outrigger Reef on the Beach year-round. The ceremonies take place at 7:45 a.m. every Monday and Thursday at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach and every Tuesday and Friday at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach. Couples must make an advance reservation at their respective hotel’s concierge desk by 3 p.m. the day prior to the ceremony.
With rates starting from $235 per night, the Outrigger Reef on the Beach is a stunning oceanfront haven of elegance, comfort, gracious hospitality, and unparalleled commitment to Hawaiian culture. The Ocean and Pacific Towers offer spacious redesigned guest rooms and suites featuring superb décor and an array of contemporary new amenities.
Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach offers rates starting from $239 per night and commands one of the best locations on Waikiki Beach. With stellar views of world-famous Diamond Head and all the comfort expected from a deluxe, first-class hotel, guests will easily rekindle their romance. All guests at this popular Hawaii resort are now enjoying a multitude of upgrades completed within the past year that include a newly remodeled pool and expanded pool-deck area, plus upgraded guest rooms and suites — including new glass railings to all oceanfront rooms and suites.
Hotel reservations can be made at either property by contacting 1-800-OUTRIGGER (688-7444) within the United States, Guam and Canada. For more information, please visit www.outriggerreef.com, www.outriggerwaikiki.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Outrigger Reef on the Beach
The oceanfront anchor of Waikiki Beach Walk®, the Outrigger Reef on the Beach is ideally situated between beautiful Waikiki Beach and exciting Waikiki. The hotel is a haven of elegance, gracious hospitality and unparalleled commitment to Hawaiian culture. The property’s two towers offer large guest rooms and superbly appointed suites. There are two beachfront restaurants, the poolside Kani Ka Pila Grille offering casual dining plus stellar island music every evening, an array of specialty stores and shops, a day spa featuring specialty services and products by Aveda, and a collection of services, all with no resort fee! The adjacent Waikiki Beach Walk® is Oahu’s spirited and stylish entertainment destination, home to shops, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and accommodations spanning a nearly eight-acre area in Waikiki. www.outriggerreef.com
About the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach
The Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach is a deluxe and gracious Hawaii hotel located directly on the sands of world-famous Waikiki Beach in the heart of exciting Waikiki. The 524-room property features a long list of amenities, including the famed Duke’s Waikiki and Hula Grill Waikiki restaurants; Waikiki Plantation Spa, Waikiki’s only rooftop spa; and an array of shops and specialty boutiques ranging from Coach, the leading American designer and maker of luxury accessories, to Na Hoku, one of Hawaii’s finest jewelers, and the popular Society of Seven cabaret show. An exceptional display of Hawaiian artifacts and artwork can be enjoyed throughout the property. www.outriggerwaikiki.com
About Outrigger Enterprises Group
Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest growing privately-held leisure lodging and hospitality companies in the Asia Pacific and Oceania regions and continues to expand its presence throughout the area. A family-owned company with 65 years of hospitality experience, Outrigger runs a highly-successful, multi-branded line of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger® Hotels & Resorts, OHANA® Hotels & Resorts, Embassy Suites®, Best Western®, and Wyndham Vacation Ownership®. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 45 properties with close to 11,000 rooms located in Hawaii; Australia; Guam; Fiji; Bali; Thailand; Vietnam; and Hainan Island, China. Outrigger Enterprises Group also operates and develops hotel properties and hospitality-related retail and real estate opportunities for partners in Hawaii, the Pacific, and Asia. For on-line information, log on at www.outriggerenterprisesgroup.com and www.outrigger.com.
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