Choice Hotels Adds Ten Additional Outrigger-Affiliated Hotels across Hawaii to its Upscale Ascend Collection Membership Program
Worldwide lodging franchisor Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHH) and leading hospitality services company Outrigger Enterprises Group today announced an expansion of their alliance in which ten additional Outrigger-managed and/or affiliated properties representing over 1,700 rooms will be added to its existing relationship, which currently includes six properties representing over 3,000 rooms. The ten properties that have been added through this expansion are located on Kauai, Maui, Oahu and Hawaii (Big Island). All sixteen properties are members of Choice’s upscale Ascend Collection, an elite network of historic, unique and boutique hotels across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. The announcement was made from the site of the America’s Lodging Investment Summit in San Diego.
“These ten Outrigger hotels are a perfect example of the distinctive, high-caliber properties for which Ascend Collection was created,” said Stacy Ragland, vice president, Ascend Collection, Choice Hotels International. “These ten new properties exemplify exactly the type of product travelers can expect from Ascend Collection at any of its member hotels across the country and internationally.”
“We are very excited to add ten more properties to Choice’s Ascend Collection and harness the power of one of the lodging industry’s most powerful central reservations systems,” said Rob Solomon, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Outrigger Enterprises Group. “The first two years of this alliance have been beneficial for both companies, and I’m confident the future of this relationship will be just as bright.”
The properties joining Ascend Collection through this expansion offer all elements of the perfect Hawaii escape, including some of the most spectacular beaches travelers will find anywhere, premier snorkeling through rainbows of tropical fish, world-class shopping, championship golf, fine dining, majestic cliffs, lush rainforests and golden Pacific sunsets. The new Ascend Collection members are:
— Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort, Kapa’a, Kauai
— Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation, Poipu, Kauai
— Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona, Kailua Kona, Big Island
— Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff, Kailua Kona, Big Island
— Outrigger Palms at Wailea, Kihei, Maui
— Outrigger Maui Eldorado, Kaanapali, Maui
— Outrigger Aina Nalu, Lahaina, Maui
— Outrigger Royal Kahana, Lahaina, Maui
— OHANA Waikiki Malia, Honolulu, Oahu
— OHANA Waikiki East, Honolulu, Oahu
These newly added member hotels join other Hawaii Ascend Collection properties in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island (Keauhou Beach Resort) and Honolulu, Oahu (Hotel Luana Waikiki, Ala Moana Hotel, OHANA Waikiki West, OHANA Waikiki Beachcomber and OHANA Honolulu Airport Hotel).
“By adding ten more hotels in Hawaii, we’re able to give our guests more opportunities to earn and redeem their Choice Privileges rewards points in one of the most desirable vacation destinations in the world,” said Gregory Brown, vice president, loyalty and relationship marketing, Choice Hotels International. “We continue to step up and enhance our rewards program for our 9.5 million global members.”
As guests at these new Outrigger affiliated Ascend Collection member hotels, travelers can enjoy the charms of smaller, independent hotels, while also earning loyalty points toward free nights through the Choice Privileges rewards program, plus reliable reservations through Choice’s central reservations systems, including choicehotels.com and 800-4-CHOICE.