Experience Waikiki as it should be.

By: Outrigger Hotels & Resorts By: Outrigger Hotels & Resorts | December 13, 2022 | Lifestyle Sponsored Post

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With a prime location fronting Hawaii’s most famous beach, the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort is a destination for those who seek an authentic guest experience rooted in Hawaiian culture. Newly renovated guest rooms and suites feature modern, residential-style interiors, private lanai and Instagram-worthy ocean views. Enjoy luxurious spa amenities that support rejuvenation and wellness. Experience Hawaiian culture through hands-on activities, curated artwork and live Hawaiian music.

The home of Hawaiian music.

Celebrating the local tradition of kanikapila (“let’s play music!” in Hawaiian), Kani Ka Pila Grille was inspired by the famous backyard jam sessions of the legendary Pahinui family. Every night, this popular hotspot comes alive with award-winning music from some of Hawaii’s most beloved and renowned artists.

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Where culture and learning set sail.

At the Ao Cultural Center, visitors can take a virtual journey aboard the legendary sailing canoe Hokulea. Using a model of Hokulea and immersive projection, the canoe appears to voyage on a moving sea. The sail of the model is made from pieces of the actual sail 32A that Hokulea used on the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage.

Guests are invited to participate in a variety of hands-on learning activities including hula dancing, ukulele playing, flower lei making, kukui nut jewelry crafting and much more. For art lovers, the center also houses original works created by cultural practitioners on the leading edge of contemporary Hawaiian art and design.

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Hawaii past, present and future.

Throughout the property, original works of art capture the vibrant heritage of the islands. In the newly renovated Herb Kane Lounge, original paintings from the late artist adorn the walls. Stretching across the lounge, an intricate woven sculpture from fiber artist Marques Hanalei Marzan evokes the ancient navigational stick charts that were once used for ocean seafaring.

Across from the Ao Cultural Center, a mural by famed local artist Kamea Hadar depicts a traditional waa, or sailing canoe, being crewed by children. Titled “I Ka Wa Ma Mua, Ka Wa Ma Hope,” the name translates to “through the past is the future.”

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Voyager 47 – Our premier club lounge.

Voyager 47 Club Lounge benefits are included when staying in our finest accommodations. Guests can enjoy exclusive meals and premium beverages on the club’s oceanfront deck – one of the most scenic spots in the entire resort.

Morning service includes tropical tastings, island-inspired breakfasts and premium Kona coffee. At happy hour, pupu (local appetizers), chilled craft beers, wines and signature cocktails bring the day to a relaxing close, as the brilliant Waikiki sunset puts on its nightly show.

Where sea and land meet, so shall we.

Running the entire length of the resort from the porte cochère to the beach, the Ae Kai footpath connects the property elements in harmonious balance. Along the pathway, wood tiles etched with Hawaiian words provide an introduction to the native language. The footpath also leads to the Ae Kai Courtyard, a versatile open space for meetings or social gatherings.

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