Category Archives: Weekly Lead Article

Big Data

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — The front pages of newspapers across the U.S. this week have focused on an attempt by the U.S. federal government to force Apple, Inc., to develop a program that will unlock the encrypted files in … Read More.

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Is the Jumbo Jet an endangered species?

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — It is hard to believe that it was 47 years ago this week, on February 9, 1969, that the first Boeing 747 “Jumbo Jet” took off from the airstrip next to Boeing’s aircraft assembly complex … Read More.

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‘Golden Minutes’ can melt wintertime frustration

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — As January slid into February, Mother Nature was icy and blustery in the Northern Hemisphere while warm and balmy in the tropics. Read More.

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Hospitality champions honored

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — Travel & Tourism, like so many things in the world today, is changing very rapidly. However, no matter what segment of this industry you encounter, it is clear that hospitality is the vital core concept … Read More.

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Hawaii’s last sugar plantation

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — For over a century, growing sugar cane and pineapple for export was the engine of Hawaii’s economy. Thus, the announcement 10 days ago that Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S), the state’s last sugar cane … Read More.

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Facing change

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — Greetings to our ‘ohana, friends, family and casual readers of Saturday Briefing from Outrigger Hotels and Resorts. Welcome to 2016! Read More.

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2015: Another outstanding year

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — This is the last issue of Saturday Briefing for 2015 and, as I scan the pages of this year’s issues, I feel a great deal of pride and more than a little amazement at everything … Read More.


Lessons from Denver Airport

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — Last week, the day after it opened, I had the opportunity to visit the new 519-room Westin Hotel at Denver International Airport. The building’s architecture is striking. Together with the adjacent main airport terminal, it … Read More.

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Thanksgiving 2015

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — Thanksgiving is a traditional American holiday, but it can be celebrated anywhere in the world. As our Outrigger ‘ohana counts its blessings this Thanksgiving weekend, we have much to be thankful for. In particular, we … Read More.

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Nurhan Enustun, mahalo and aloha

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — This week, I joined other members of the Kelley family in expressing our deepest appreciation to Nurhan Enustun, director of catering, as she leaves our ‘ohana and embarks on a new phase of life. Some … Read More.

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