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Celebrate Aloha Festivals – Outrigger style with Hawaiian music, hula and cultural activities

September 09, 2016

– Outrigger Hotels and Resorts is celebrating the 70th annual Aloha Festivals with a full day of live Hawaiian music and hula performances, as well as cultural activities. This year, visitors and kama`aina can meet the Aloha Festivals Royal Court and enjoy Outrigger Day at Waikiki Beach Walk®, featuring Hawaiian music and dance by Blaine Kia and Halau Ka Waikahe Lani Malie accompanied by the Kekaniwai Hawaiian Serenaders.“Hawaiian culture is deeply infused into Outrigger’s corporate culture; we’re pleased to help share and perpetuate the traditions of the islands through our hosts, at our hotels/resorts and at events like Aloha Festivals,” said Luana Maitland, ambassador of aloha for Outrigger Enterprises Group.

Schedule of Aloha Festivals Activities
Aloha Festivals Royal Court Processions – Friday, September 16, 2016, 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Since the first Aloha Festivals in 1946, The Royal Court has served as a symbol of Hawaiian heritage passed down through generations of Hawaiians. This year’s court will be making appearances at Outrigger branded and affiliated properties for picture taking with the public.
9:45 a.m. at Waikiki Beach Walk® Fountain Stage
10 a.m. at Embassy Suites by Hilton™ – Waikiki Beach Walk®
10:45 a.m. at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
11:30 a.m. at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
12:15 p.m. at Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber

Outrigger Day at Waikiki Beach Walk® – Friday, September 16, 2016, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The public is invited to celebrate Aloha Festivals, Outrigger style in an afternoon packed with Hawaiian cultural activities. The event will begin with the Ku Ha`aheo show featuring Hawaiian music and dance by Blaine Kia and Halau Ka Waikahe Lani Malie, accompanied by the Kekaniwai Hawaiian Serenaders. The 2016 Aloha Festivals Royal Court will make an appearance and the show will conclude with Outrigger Hotels and Resorts’ executives and staff presenting offerings to the court. Hand-made crafts will also be on display.

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About Outrigger Enterprises Group
Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest growing privately held leisure lodging, retail and hospitality companies operating in the Asia Pacific, Oceania and Indian Ocean regions. As part of its unique hospitality offering, the values-based company extends exceptional hospitality and authentic cultural experiences, incorporating local traditions and customs into the guest experience at each of its properties worldwide. Guided by more than 68 years of family leadership, Outrigger runs a highly-successful, multi-branded portfolio of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger® Resorts, OHANA Hotels by Outrigger®, Hawaii Vacation Condos by Outrigger®, Embassy Suites®, Holiday Inn®, Best Western®, Wyndham Vacation Ownership® and Hilton Grand VacationsTM. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 38 properties with approximately 8,000 rooms located in Hawaii (Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii Island); Guam; Fiji; Thailand; Mauritius; and the Maldives. For online information, log on at and

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Monica Salter, VP of Corporate Communications
Outrigger Enterprises Group
Ph: 808-386-6780

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Bennet Group Strategic Communications
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