Aloha: Outrigger expands to Kaua’i with latest resort acquisition

by James Wilkinson

Outrigger Resorts and Hotels has announced that it will be investing further in its home market of Hawaii with a planned acquisition at Kaua‘i Beach Resort and Spa.

Located in the town of Līhu‘e on the ‘Garden Island’ of Kaua‘i, the resort spans 25 lush acres of beachfront property and features 350 guestrooms with unparalleled ocean views.

Kaua‘i Beach Resort and Spa, once acquired, will represent an important milestone in Outrigger Resorts and Hotels’ ongoing expansion efforts – offering guests a full-service resort on all four of the major Hawaiian Islands.

“Outrigger’s legacy in Hawaii spans 75 years; we remain committed to being exceptional stewards of this special place and its rich cultural heritage, while contributing to the prosperity of the local community,” said Outrigger Resorts and Hotels’ President and CEO, Jeff Wagoner.

“Kaua‘i Beach Resort and Spa was managed by Outrigger in the ‘90s, so this transition feels like a welcome home – we look forward to further enhancing the property for both our guests and hosts.”

This news comes on the heels of last month’s announcement that Outrigger will be the new steward of Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel on Maui.

It will be the seventh acquisition that the company has made in the last two years in Hawaii, Thailand and the Maldives.

The Outrigger brand is renowned for its premier beach locations, must-see beach bars, authentic live music, signature experiences and a commitment to conservation.


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