Rivals Waikiki and Slice of Waikiki Open at the OHANA Waikiki Malia

By Nora Weatherwax

Photo above: Nora Weatherwax, Bruce Schneider, Chuck Shishido, Barry Wallace, Conchita Malaqui, Barbara Campbell and Kumu Hula Blaine Kia

The OHANA Waikiki Malia now has two more reasons to celebrate. After completing a multi-million dollar lobby and guest room transformation, the hotel continues to elevate the guest experience with the opening of two new venues, the Slice of Waikiki – a quick service pizza counter offering hot delicious super-sized pizza slices for guests on the go, and Rivals Waikiki – a chic Las Vegas-inspired sports bar and lounge adorned with wall-to-wall sports memorabilia.  

A group of Outrigger representatives joined owner Michael Kawazoe and his entire staff for a traditional Hawaiian blessing performed by Kumu Hula and Cultural Advisor Blaine Kia on Friday, August 26.

Photo left back: Bob Harmon, Lighting Consultant; Alii Mann, Manager; Michael Kawazoe, Owner; Steve Denucci, Manager; and Joey Gottesman, Bar Consultant. Front: Maureen “MJ” Paul, General Manager and Conchita Malaqui

The Slice of Waikiki is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fresh daily pastries from Kamehameha Bakery will also be available from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Rivals Waikiki is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sports enthusiasts will be thrilled to watch their favorite team on one of the 14 high definition TVs with sizes ranging from 55” to 60”. Equipped with special lightning, the bar is transformed into a lounge-style ambiance during the evening hours.

Next time you’re in the area, be sure to stop by the OHANA Waikiki Malia and see what the buzz is all about.

Posted in: Property Happenings, Property Upgrades
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