Category Archives: Our Thoughts

David Carey honored with Pineapple Award

BY DR. CHUCK KELLEY – Last Thursday, David Carey, Outrigger president and CEO, was honored with the first-ever Pineapple Award for Leadership in Hospitality Management, one of several categories in a new Pacific Business News awards program recognizing business excellence and … Read More.

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Outrigger housekeepers are top-notch!

BY PAUL RICHARDSON — As Dr. Richard Kelley highlighted in last week’s Saturday Briefing, each September we set aside one week, this year Sept. 11-17, to honor and focus our attention on the professional housekeepers working at Outrigger properties worldwide … Read More.

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Saluting our Olympic-class Housekeepers

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — Over the next two weeks, at Outrigger hotels and its affiliates, we are celebrating an extended International Housekeepers Week and honoring our Housekeepers around the Pacific and Indian oceans. We proudly recognize our Housekeeping staff … Read More.

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Remembering 9/11

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — Tomorrow is the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, using three hijacked airliners, on New York City and the Pentagon, just outside Washington, D.C. A fourth airliner that crashed in a Pennsylvania field after passengers … Read More.

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New International Market Place – Queen Emma’s Gift to Hawaii

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY –Warmest congratulations to the International Market Place, our neighbor (across the street from the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort), on its grand reopening this past Thursday after more than two and a half years of top-to-bottom redevelopment, … Read More.

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Menus and memories

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — While on vacation in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains this past week, I received a surprise gift – a 60-year-old dinner menu from Matson Navigation’s deluxe passenger liner SS Lurline. The menu’s cover had a beautiful, colorful … Read More.

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Pokemon Go: Can a game fad make sense – or dollars – for business?

BY DR. CHUCK KELLEY — Pokemon Go, a GPS-enabled augmented reality game “app” (software application) has hit the streets and generated an enthusiastic response. Read More.

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Golden Minutes

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — We are in the middle of the summer travel season in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter season in the southern half of Planet Earth. Worldwide, millions of people are on the move seeking new … Read More.

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Aloha, RIMPAC!

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — RIMPAC, the Rim of the Pacific Exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Fleet, is the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise. This year’s RIMPAC, scheduled to run from June 30 through Aug. 4 in and around … Read More.

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Independence Day 2016 — Let Freedom Ring

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — On Monday, the Fourth of July, many Americans will have a day off from work. The holiday, Independence Day, celebrates our nation’s birthday, and families and friends traditionally gather for beer, hot dogs, ice cream, … Read More.

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