12212007: Complimentary Hawaiian Vow Renewal Ceremony

Looking for a way to make this Valentine’s Day really memorable? Think about a vow renewal. We’ve done several and they’re memorable and special ways to remember the day (and without the paperwork hassles you had the first time around!)

We’ve learned that Outrigger Reef and Outrigger Waikiki properties in Hawaii will be offering free vow renewals this Valentine’s! Here are the details:

Open to registered guests only of the two hotels, this annual affirmation of love and commitment is a culturally rich and romantic ceremony scheduled for Thursday, February 14, 2008, on the sands of idyllic Waikiki Beach fronting the Outrigger Reef hotel. There is no charge for this special program, but advance reservations are required and are on a first come, first served basis.

The Ceremony: Outrigger’s Hawaiian Vow Renewal Ceremony draws upon an ancient Hawaiian custom, Ho’ao Pa’a, in which a man and woman were bound in lasting union. The event will begin with the blowing of the conch shell, followed by a welcoming Hawaiian chant by the kahu (priest), traditional hula and song. Couples will also be blessed by a gentle sprinkling of sea water before they recite their vows in the Hawaiian language.

In addition, each participating couple will receive a complimentary photo, commemorative certificate by which to remember the day, champagne toast and island-style lei (garlands).

How to Sign Up: Sign-up will begin January 14, 2008, at the Outrigger Reef and Outrigger Waikiki’s concierge desks for those guests holding confirmed reservations at the two beachfront hotels over Valentine’s Day. Concierge may also be reached at 808-923-0711 at the Outrigger Waikiki, or 808-923-3111 at the Outrigger Reef. For more information, contact Luana Maitland, events and activities manager at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach, at 808-924-6007.

Room Reservations: Room reservations and information about special room packages are available by calling toll free 800-OUTRIGGER (1-800-688-7444) within the United States, Guam and Canada. Outrigger’s toll-free number is available internationally via AT&T’s Direct 800 Service. Elsewhere call direct to 303-369-7777 (long distance charges apply), or visit or

Why It’s Dreamy: The oceanfront anchor of the new Waikiki Beach Walk, Outrigger Reef on the Beach is ideally situated between beautiful Waikiki Beach and exciting Waikiki. Currently undergoing a $100 million makeover, the project is being completed in multiple phases to ensure the continued comfort of guests. On property are a wide array of restaurants, shops and services including a 5,000-square-foot day spa. The adjacent Waikiki Beach Walk is Oahu’s newest entertainment destination, home to shops, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and accommodations spanning a nearly 8-acre area in Waikiki.

Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach is a deluxe and gracious Hawaiian hotel located directly on the sands of world-famous Waikiki Beach in the heart of exciting Waikiki. The 525-room property features three restaurants including the famed Duke’s Canoe Club, Chuck’s Steakhouse and Hula Grill Waikiki; the popular Society of Seven cabaret show, shops, and exceptional displays of Hawaiian artifacts and artwork throughout the property. All guests are welcome to enjoy such on-property amenities as free high-speed Internet access, free long-distance domestic telephone calls, baggage services (fees apply), and Hawaiian Airlines check-in kiosk.

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