Outrigger to Donate 1,000 Rooms to Hawaii State Nurses and Respiratory Therapists
RELEASE NUMBER 19/20
Through a “Buy One, Give One” offer, Outrigger created a bank of rooms worth $250,000
HONOLULU – Outrigger Hotels and Resorts – The Premier Beach Resort Brand in the World – has united with like-minded hospitality industry members for the Buy One, Give One “BOGO” initiative. Through July 31, 2020 when a traveler books a future stay at select Outrigger properties in Waikiki – a free night is earned for a deserving healthcare worker. This “BOGO” program provides a heartfelt mahalo to healthcare heroes who have been working tirelessly on the frontlines due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the “BOGO” bookings made over the last three months, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has created a bank of 1,000 rooms at its Waikiki properties worth $250,000. In partnership with the Healthcare Association of Hawaii (HAH), those rooms will be donated to courageous Hawaii state nurses and respiratory therapists in gratitude for their service, which can be used toward future leisure stays to enjoy with their loved ones.
“This ‘BOGO’ program fits under our global #OutriggerCARES initiative that provides resources and support for guests and hosts in the communities we serve,” said Sean Dee, EVP and chief marketing officer at Outrigger Hospitality Group. “We’re indebted to the medical professionals fighting to keep us healthy and look forward to providing up to 1,000 free room nights for them to enjoy a Waikiki staycation with Outrigger.”
Nurses and respiratory therapists at all 26 Hawaii state acute care facilities are eligible to redeem rooms at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger. Proof of eligibility includes a Hawaii state work identification card and those interested can call Outrigger’s Global Contact Center at 1-800-688-7444 to redeem their stay. The window for travel is one year, until June 30, 2021 with a flexible cancellation policy.
“As the unifying voice for Hawaii’s healthcare providers, the Healthcare Association of Hawaii is very grateful to Outrigger Hotels and Resorts for recognizing the tireless efforts of our professional community and offering a much-needed vacation opportunity for many of them,” said Hilton Raethel, president and CEO of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii.
This offer came to fruition because Outrigger partnered with MMGY Global, the largest integrated marketing company specializing in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry and the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), who spearheaded the program’s creation and launch.
The ‘Buy One, Give One’ endeavor marks the latest chapter in #OutriggerCARES, a series of global efforts by the beach brand to provide support for its internal team as well as offer resources and aid to the communities in which Outrigger operates. Rooted in mutual respect and care for guest, host and place – initiatives range from donating food in Mauritius to providing personal protective equipment to hospitals in Thailand. Outrigger also worked alongside the Healthcare Association of Hawaii for the “Hotels for Heroes” program.
To help ensure the safety of both hosts and guests, all properties follow Outrigger’s Clean Commitment — an enhanced cleaning platform developed with Ecolab, the global leader in hospitality sanitation that incorporates state-of-the-art technology, cleaning products and procedures.
Hospitality has been one of the industries most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic with 70 percent of hotel employees laid off or furloughed and eight in 10 hotel rooms empty, according to data released by the Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). Through the #OutriggerCARES platform, the brand is providing assistance and positivity to all of the communities it has properties: Hawaii, Fiji, Thailand, Mauritius and the Maldives.
For more information or to book Outrigger’s Buy One, Give One offer, visit www.outrigger.com/bogo or call 1-800-688-7444. Restrictions apply.* To learn more about the nationwide Buy One, Give One program, please visit www.BuyOneGiveOneStay.com and follow on Facebook and Instagram.