Category Archives: Our Thoughts

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 – “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.


Hurricane season Hawai‘i

BY RICHARD KELLEY — This week, Hawai‘i was blessed again as Hurricane Guillermo weakened to a tropical storm, kept on a northerly course and brushed past our island chain without causing significant damage. Read More.


“We’ve come a long way, Baby!”

BY RICHARD KELLEY — This week, Outrigger Resorts announced that it is providing support and assistance for a test voyage of two seafaring proas (canoes) that will travel around the island of Guam in preparation for the Festival of the … Read More.

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Hawaii in middle of four historic events

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — Hawaii may be but a speck on the world globe, but this month it has played a significant part in four memorable events that give us a simultaneous glimpse into the past, the present and … Read More.

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Headline entertainment returning to Waikiki

BY RICHARD KELLEY — I was delighted when Outrigger Resorts recently announced a partnership with the iconic Blue Note Entertainment Group to bring world-class music performances to the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort. The Main Showroom at the Resort will undergo … Read More.

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Independence Day 2015 – Let Freedom Ring

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — Yesterday, many Americans had a day off work and began a three-day weekend as the nation celebrates Independence Day, the birthday of United States. Families and friends traditionally gather for beer, hot dogs, ice cream … Read More.

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