RELEASE NUMBER 34/17
HONOLULU – Hawaii visitors will sing a new tune thanks to exclusive room packages now available at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort in celebration of Mele Mei, also known as “May Hawaiian Music Month.” Both packages include room and exceptional accommodations at Mele Mei musical performances at either Blue Note Hawaii or Kani Ka Pila Grille.
“Sharing the culture of aloha with our visitors from around the world is an integral part of what distinguishes Outrigger Resorts and the experience that we offer our guests,” said Luana Maitland, director of cultural events and activities at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort and music director at Kani Ka Pila Grille. “We are proud of our ongoing support of Mele Mei to spread the beautiful music of our islands with the world.”
Outrigger Resorts’ Mele Mei packages include:
‘Rhythm & Blue Note’ Package at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
- City view room starting at $259
- Two (2) loge seats with two (2) standard cocktails at Blue Note Hawaii
Blue Note Hawaii at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort will host select concerts throughout the month of May that feature celebrated local musicians. Performances are twice a night at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.:
- Tuesday, May 16 – Danny and Nicholas Kaleikini
- Tuesday, May 23 – Willie K.
Travel by December 31, 2017. Guest receives Blue Note Hawaii vouchers and instructions to book a show at check-in. Rates are in U.S. dollars. Rates are per room, per night. Tax and gratuity are included for Blue Note Hawaii tickets and cocktails. Taxes are not included for guest room. Cannot be combined with other offers. Subject to availability and change. Restrictions may apply.
‘Kani Ka Pila Grille Hawaiian Music’ Package at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
- Standard room starting at $275
- Priority seating for two (2) at Kani Ka Pila Grille
- One (1) deluxe pupu platter
- One (1) Mai Tai or other specialty drink from menu
- One (1) autographed CD of Kani Ka Pila Grille’s featured Hawaiian music artist
Celebrate contemporary Hawaiian music under the stars, experience the special sounds and unique cultural traditions of Hawaii at Kani Ka Pila Grille with multiple Hanohano award-winning artists and nominees every Sunday during the entire month of May. Sunday shows are from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
- Sunday, May 14 – Kaimi Hananoeau & Nathan Aweau
- Sunday, May 21 – Keauhou & Maunalua
- Sunday, May 28 – Kunia Galdeira & Kupaoa
Travel by December 31, 2017. Rates are in U.S. dollars. Rates are per room, per night. Cannot be combined with other offers. Subject to availability and change. Restrictions may apply. Taxes are not included.
Na Mele No Na Pua at Waikiki Beach Walk®
Enjoy some of Hawaii’s most beloved performers in a casual, open-air setting on the lawn of the Plaza/Fountain Stage from 5 to 6 p.m. on the following dates:
- Sunday, May 21 – Na Mele Ho‘okani
- Sunday, June 4 – Jeff Rasmussen
- Sunday, June 18 – Kapena
These packages and events are part of Outrigger Resorts strong support of Mele Mei. This year’s seventh annual Mele Mei features more than 80 performances throughout the Hawaiian Islands, providing both residents and visitors from around the world a chance to immerse themselves in the islands’ local music and culture. This year’s impressive schedule of artists and industry icons will take place at various hotels and venues statewide and feature entertainment from ukulele and steel guitar to traditional Hawaiian music and hula.
Rates are for single/double occupancy, plus taxes and rooms are subject to availability. For guaranteed best rates, book at: www.outrigger.com.
More information on Mele Mei is found at: www.melemei.com. You can also follow Mele Mei on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MeleMeiHawaii, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/melemei, and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/melemei as well as the hashtag #melemei2017.