Rekindle your romance this Valentine’s Day with Outrigger Resorts
RELEASE NUMBER 04/16
WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, HAWAII – This Valentine’s Day, lovebirds traveling to Waikiki have the chance to say “I Do” for a second time during a complimentary beachfront vow renewal ceremony available exclusively to guests of Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort. Couples staying at either of the two popular Oahu resorts can make this Valentine’s Day one to remember with a romantic Hawaiian ceremony on the shore fronting the Outrigger Reef on the Beach, surrounded by views of world-famous Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean. The ceremony, inspired by Hoao Paa, an ancient Hawaiian custom where a couple is bound in lasting union, is a unique way for couples to honor their love and celebrate their time together in paradise.
“We want our guests to experience all of the magic and romance that Hawaii and Outrigger Resorts has to offer, and our Hawaiian vow-renewal ceremony is the perfect setting to do that,” said Bitsy Kelley, vice president of corporate communications for Outrigger Enterprises Group. “We are thrilled to enable couples to ‘hoi hou ke aloha,’ or fall in love all over again, and provide an experience that each couple will remember forever.”
The unique cultural ceremony opens with a traditional Hawaiian chant to cleanse the past, present and future so that love may reign. Couples then exchange vows in the Hawaiian language and a gentle sprinkling of seawater preserves their love everlasting. Sealed with a kiss, the ceremony concludes with a performance of the beautiful Hawaiian Wedding Song, accompanied by a hula. As a special memento of their Valentine’s Day celebration, 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 and complimentary Champagne and sparkling cider will be served.
Guests who wish to participate in this Valentine’s Day ceremony must register at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 14, 2016, at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort in the Ocean Tower Lobby. The Hawaiian ceremony is open to guests of Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort. Couples must sign up to participate at their respective hotel’s concierge or front desk by 3 p.m. on the day prior to the ceremony.
Vacation packages that sing romance
Perfect for guests looking for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway, Outrigger Resorts offers two vacation packages that will put couples in sweet harmony. At the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, the Oceanfront Indulgence Package starts at just $429 per night for an oceanfront room (with pricing available for one-bedroom oceanfront or Diamond Head oceanfront suites), 2 premium seats with 2 premium cocktails at the resort’s newly opened Blue Note Hawaii music and jazz club, a sweet indulgence basket amenity, a choice of a private oceanfront yoga class for two or an in-suite massage for two and nightly turndown service.
Blue Note Hawaii has the perfect artist lined up for Valentine’s Week with three-time Grammy® Award winning jazz singer-songwriter Dee Dee Bridgewater taking the stage Feb. 9-14. Tickets are in high demand for Ms. Bridgewater’s limited engagement at Blue Note Hawaii, so couples are encouraged to make their reservations quickly.
To book this special deal, visit http://www.outrigger.com/OceanfrontIndulgence.
Guests staying at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort will enjoy the Outrigger Reef Hawaiian Music Package, which includes priority seating at Kani Ka Pila Grille for two, one deluxe pupu (hors d’oeuvres platter), one Mai Tai or other specialty drink and an autographed CD of a Kani Ka Pila Grille featured Hawaiian music group. Celebrate slack-key and song with live performances nightly by Hawaii’s top artists such as Weldon Kekauoha, Sean Naauao, Hookena, Cyril Pahinui, Kawika Kahiapo and more. Ocean view accommodations start at $535 per night, with other room categories available.
This Valentine’s Day, the award-winning duo of Kupaoa will entertain guests at Kani Ka Pila Grille with their island harmonies. Made up of husband and wife Kellen and Līhau Hannahs Paik, this talented couple know a lot about romance combining not only their musical talents but their hearts, too.
To book this special deal, visit http://www.outrigger.com/HawaiianMusicPackage.