BY RENEE TAKAI — Last month, Dave Lee, Debbie Akau and I were in China for the production of sofa sleepers and guestroom chairs soon to be in the rooms at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach. Our purpose was to review the first pieces coming off the production line to ensure they met our requirements. Every trip to China is productive and an adventure, and this trip was no exception.
What was most fascinating was going through a factory that produced foam. Huge blocks of foam the length of a warehouse were an awesome sight. These blocks were cut down into “manageable”-sized blocks and ultimately will be used for the Outrigger Waikiki’s “memory foam” mattresses in the sofa sleepers, a much more comfortable experience for our guests.