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Outrigger Hotels and Resorts celebrates 69 years of hospitality

Founders Day celebrations include on-property festivities and best rates for inspiring vacations – 30 percent off for getaways to Thailand, Mauritius, Maldives Hawaii, Guam and Fiji  

This month, 69 years ago, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts founders, Roy and Estelle Kelley, opened their first hotel in Waikiki. Today, the hospitality company’s global portfolio spans 38 properties in the most iconic tropical destinations throughout Hawaii, Asia Pacific and the Indian Ocean.

Outrigger Founders Day – which will take place this year on Thursday, September 29, 2016 – commemorates the legacy of Outrigger’s founders and the company’s storied history through celebratory events at Outrigger Hotels and Resorts plus giveaways and special room rates at Outrigger properties worldwide.  

When Roy and Estelle opened the  five-story, 50-room Islander Hotel on Seaside Avenue in 1947, it was the first new hotel to be built in Waikiki since the construction of the Royal Hawaiian hotel 20 years earlier.  

“Since my grandparents founded Outrigger 69 years ago, the company’s core values – taking exceptional care of the guest, the host and the place – have remained constant througout our voyage of growth,” said Bitsy Kelley, vice president of corporate relations at Outrigger Enterprises Group. “They would be extremely proud to see the progress we’ve made toward achieving their vision of sharing the spirit of aloha with every guest.”

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