WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, HAWAII - (December 15, 2006) The newest arrival to Waikiki is the all-new, all-suite Embassy Suites®-Waikiki Beach WalkTM, located at the center of Outrigger's $535 million Waikiki Beach WalkTM Lewers Street revitalization project, the largest and most comprehensive redevelopment in Waikiki's history. The hotel opens on Monday, December 18, 2006, and Hawaii residents are invited to be among the first to experience this brand new resort with special kamaaina rates starting at just $199 a night throughout 2007.
When the highly anticipated Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk opens its doors, it will become the brand's flagship property. The resort is owned and managed by Outrigger Enterprises Group, and is being operated as an Embassy Suites under a franchise agreement with Embassy Suites Hotels®.
"We want our fellow Hawaii residents to come experience our special brand of aloha at Embassy Suites," said Bob Yeoman, General Manager of Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk. "With the opening of the resort and Waikiki Beach Walk, it's an exciting time to be in Waikiki. We hope Hawaii residents will take advantage of this great rate to experience all that Embassy has to offer."
The 21-story Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk consists of two all-suite towers, the Hula Tower and the Aloha Tower, each featuring both one and two-bedroom suites - many with stunning ocean views. The hotel's Grand Lanai, which connects the two towers, boasts a spacious sundeck, swimming pool and waterfall, and features a covered terrace where guests can enjoy Embassy Suites' signature, complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfast each morning, an evening manager's reception,* serving both complimentary alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages with appetizers, and a daily, farewell ceremony sung by the staff for departing guests.
Guests will appreciate that each suite offers a separate living room, a flat panel LCD TV and telephone in each bedroom and living room, mini refrigerator, wet bar, microwave, coffee maker, a complimentary in-room safe, an MP3/CD player clock radio and a Hawaiian music compilation CD for guests to take home. In addition, the resort offers a complimentary 24-hour fitness center, a 24-hour business center, free daily newspaper, free local and domestic long distance phone calls** and high-speed Internet access for all guests.
When not on the beach or enjoying their suites, guests are situated in the heart of Waikiki's newest and most exciting shopping, dining, and entertainment destination, Waikiki Beach Walk, with 47 shops and restaurants opening over the next three months. This means that Embassy guests are just steps away from a wide selection of resort shops, boutiques, restaurants and a full schedule of cultural activities and musical events.
Room rates for the Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach WalkTM start at $399 for a one-bedroom suite, and $549 for a two-bedroom suite. However, a limited special kamaaina rate of $199 for a one-bedroom suite is being offered to local residents throughout 2007 on a space available basis. Children under the age of 18 can stay for free. Reservations are now being accepted by calling 1-800-EMBASSY (362-2779). For additional information on the resort, log on at www.waikikibeach.embassysuites.com.
About Embassy Suites Hotels®
Embassy Suites Hotels® is a member of the Hilton Family of Hotels and opened its first hotel in 1984. It was the first all-suite upscale hotel brand to enter the industry and today has nearly 190 hotels. To make reservations or learn the locations of Embassy Suites Hotels in urban, suburban, airport and resort areas, travelers can visit the Embassy Suites Hotels Web site at www.embassysuites.com, call 1-800-EMBASSY or contact their professional travel agent.
Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) is the leading global hospitality company, with nearly 2,800 hotels and 475,000 rooms in more than 80 countries, including 150,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton®, Conrad®, Coral by Hilton®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand VacationsT, Homewood Suites by Hilton®, Scandic and The Waldorf=Astoria CollectionT.
About Waikiki Beach WalkTM
Waikiki Beach Walk is the largest development project ever to be undertaken in Waikiki's history. The 8 acre area, bordered by Kalakaua Avenue, Lewers Street, Kalia Road, Beach Walk and Saratoga Road, is being completely rebuilt and is emerging as a vibrant showcase and gathering place in the new Waikiki. With a total cost of $535 million, it features an outdoor entertainment plaza, 47 new shops and restaurants and four accommodation choices. Incorporating a design theme that celebrates Hawaii's voyaging and ocean heritage, and taking advantage of the island's cooling trade winds and year-round excellent weather, Waikiki Beach Walk is the consummate expression of Hawaii today -- a place where people come to be enlivened with warm hospitality, a rich confluence of cultures, and nature's precious gifts from land and sea. For more information, visit www.waikikibeachwalk.com.
About Outrigger Enterprises Group
Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest-growing hospitality services companies in the Pacific. Outrigger is a family-owned company with nearly 60 years of hospitality experience and runs a highly-successful, multi-branded line of hotels, condominiums and vacation ownership resorts, including Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, OHANA Hotels & Resorts, Outrigger Condominium Collection, Outrigger Resort Club by Fairfield and Embassy Suites®-Waikiki Beach WalkTM. Outrigger currently operates over 50 properties representing more than 12,000 guest rooms in Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti and Guam.
Outrigger Enterprises also operates and develops hotel properties and hospitality-related retail and real estate opportunities for partners in Hawaii, the Pacific, the mainland USA and Asia. The company's most recent initiative - Waikiki Beach Walk, a $535 million, 8-acre hotel-retail-entertainment complex - is the largest development in the history of Waikiki, and is set to open in December 2006. For on-line information, log on at www.outrigger.com.
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*Subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.
**First 30-minutes of phone calls to the U.S. and Canada.
***Embassy Suites is a registered trade mark of Hilton Hotels Corporation.
Nancy Daniels, APR
Public Relations Manager
Outrigger Enterprises Group
2375 Kuhio Avenue
Honolulu HI 96815-2992
www.outrigger.com / www.ohanahotels.com / www.waikikibeach.embassysuites.com