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Outrigger Hotels & Resorts

Updated: 2017-08-04T00:59Z
Outrigger Hotels and Resorts
FounderRoy and Estelle Kelley
Number of locations
Area served
Hawaii, Asia, Australia, Oceania

Outrigger Hotels is a Honolulu-based hotel chain and management company operating a multi-branded line of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties in Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific region.


The company was founded by Roy and Estelle Kelley who opened their first hotel in 1947. The company's first hotel to carry the Outrigger name was the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, which opened in 1967. In 1986, Outrigger became the largest hotel chain in Hawaii when its room count pushed over 7,000.[2]

In 1999, Outrigger created a new brand, Ohana Hotels and Resorts to better market its more moderately priced three-star properties, while keeping the Outrigger brand for its higher-end four-star and luxury properties. Ohana is a Hawaiian word meaning "family".

In November 2016, the company entered into an agreement to be acquired by KSL Capital Partners, a Denver, Colorado-based firm that specializes in travel and leisure investments.

The change in ownership resulted in the departure of all Kelley family members except for former president and CEO David Carey. He departed that position in February to serve in an advisory role. Carey was replaced by Scott Dalecio, co-founder and CEO of KSL Resorts.

Properties and Brands


Outrigger Hotels and Resorts



  • Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
  • Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
  • OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger
  • OHANA Waikiki Malia by Outrigger
  • Airport Honolulu Hotel



  • Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort
  • Castaway Island, Fiji


  • Outrigger Guam Beach Resort

Asia and Indian Ocean


  • Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort


  • Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort


  • Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort
  • Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort


  • Outrigger Vinh Hoi Resort and Spa

Hawaii Vacation Condos by Outrigger


Hawaii (Big Island)

  • Kanaloa at Kona by Outrigger
  • Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger
  • Fairway Villas Waikoloa by Outrigger
  • Kohala Coast Vacation Rentals by Outrigger


  • Kiahuna Plantation Resort Kauai by Outrigger
  • Lae Nani Resort Kauai by Outrigger
  • Waipouli Beach Resort & Spa Kauai by Outrigger


  • Palms at Wailea Maui by Outrigger
  • Aina Nalu® Lahaina by Outrigger
  • Maui Eldorado Kaanapali℠ by Outrigger
  • Royal Kahana Maui by Outrigger
  • Napili Shores Maui by Outrigger
  • The Kapalua Villas Maui


  • Waikiki Shore by Outrigger
  • Regency on Beachwalk Waikiki by Outrigger

Recent developments

The company's most recent initiative is Waikiki Beach Walk,[3] a $535 million, 8-acre (32,000 m2) hotel-retail-entertainment complex, billed by the company as the largest development in the history of Waikiki, which opened in December 2006.


  1. ^ "What We Do | KSL Capital Partners". Retrieved 2017-08-04. 
  2. ^ The Story of Roy and Estelle Kelley
  3. ^ Waikiki Beach Walk
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