HONOLULU – As part its $35 million complete modernization, Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger today unveiled “The Beachcomber Originals” – an alliance of extraordinary artisans whose contributions to the hotel’s look, sound and taste create a one-of-a-kind journey of the senses for its visitors.
The original dozen collaborators include celebrated craft brewers, a Hawaiian fiber artist and internationally acclaimed slack-key guitarist. With its central location, steps to Waikiki Beach – partnering with iconic beachcombers from surfers, photographers and models to printmakers and painters was a natural fit.
“Our Beachcomber Originals are social-savvy tastemakers who, through this exclusive partnership with Outrigger, manifest their shared love of Waikiki Beach and Hawaiian culture via their artwork and aloha,” said Ike Cockett, general manager of Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger. “Guests of Waikiki Beachcomber can enjoy the original aesthetic and culinary creations of this local artist network, as well as have opportunities to interact with them through our ‘B Original’ crafted series.”
Zak Noyle, arguably the world’s most respected and celebrated extreme-surf photographer, is the Beachcomber Original most prominently featured in the hotel; his dramatic underwater imagery welcomes guests up the 75-foot escalator tunnel and fills the wall behind the headboard of every guest room. Waikiki Beachcomber’s exclusive partnership with Zak includes original programming such as a quarterly talk-story series and aqua-photography sessions with the artist himself.
“It has been an honor to work on this project with a team of interior designers and architects who sincerely respect the destination and bring a modern twist to the heart of Waikiki – the birthplace of modern surfing,” said Zak Noyle. “I can’t think of a better place or way to showcase and share my water photography than at the all-new Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger,” added Noyle.
Learn more about the Beachcomber Originals at outrigger.com/original as well as keep tabs on upcoming music and events at the property. Fans can follow Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger on Instagram at @beachcomberhi to celebrate the #WaikikiVibes and check out the featured artwork as part of its new “B Original” network.
For more than 70 years, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has charted a journey of discovery – expanding from Hawaii to premier resort destinations in Fiji, Thailand, Guam, Mauritius and the Maldives. The privately held hospitality company currently operates and/or has in development 38 properties and over 7,000 rooms – inviting guests to ‘Escape Ordinary’ with authentic Signature Experiences and the Outrigger DISCOVERY loyalty program. Outrigger’s multi-branded portfolio includes Outrigger® Resorts, OHANA Hotels by Outrigger® and Hawaii Vacation Condos by Outrigger® while also managing select properties from top international hotel brands including Embassy Suites®, Best Western®, Wyndham Destinations and Hilton Grand VacationsTM. Find out more at Outrigger.com or visit @OutriggerResorts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.