Category Archives: Weekly Lead Article

Honoring those who served

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — At Outrigger and OHANA hotels, we have a long tradition of supporting the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. armed forces – Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and … Read More.

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Hawai‘i needs Hawaiian Electric Industries and NextEra merger

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — By now I’m sure almost everyone in Hawai‘i is aware that the State of Hawai‘i and Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI), the state’s largest public utility, are in discussions over a proposed merger of HEI and … Read More.

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Old Photographs: Priceless Memories and Important Insights

BY RICHARD KELLEY – I have long been an enthusiastic – although definitely amateur – photographer, and I love to see what I can learn from old pictures of people and places. Recently, I have had a chance to examine an … Read More.


Hospitality and communication skills more important than ever

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — During the lifetimes of our founders, Roy and Estelle Kelley, all of our company’s operations were located in Waikīkī and my father, in particular, practiced MBWA (Management By Walking Around). He would walk in to … Read More.

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Jean Rolles honored on her 80th birthday

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — The Outrigger ‘ohana recently celebrated Founders Day to honor Roy and Estelle Kelley, who established our company when they opened their first hotel, the Islander, at 351 Seaside Avenue in Waikīkī in September 1947, 68 … Read More.

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This flu season could be the worst in years

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — I am concerned that over the past few weeks, many of us may have missed the important news that the United States and other Northern Hemisphere countries, including Europe and most of Asia, may be … Read More.

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Founders Day

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — In a 1676 letter to scientist and architect Robert Hooke, renowned English physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton, who ranks with Albert Einstein as one of the greatest scientific geniuses in human history, modestly minimized … Read More.

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Our housekeepers – internationally recognized and appreciated!

WRITTEN BY BARRY WALLACE AND DARREN EDMONSTONE — No matter the language or destination, our housekeepers near and far possess the same admirable attributes: hardworking, dedicated, detail-oriented, trustworthy, responsible, flexible and personable. Read More.

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Our Housekeepers – “Our Titans, Our MVPs”

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — At Outrigger® Hotels and Resorts, we have taken some time away from our regular duties over the past few days to honor our extraordinary Housekeeping team. At locations stretching across the Pacific and Indian oceans, … Read More.


Nature’s challenges

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY – “Blowin’ in the Wind” – I was thinking of those haunting 1962 lyrics by folk singer Bob Dylan this week as I kept in touch with members of our ‘ohana in Hawai‘i. This month, they have … Read More.

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