With the golden sands of Waikiki between their toes, guests of Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach and Outrigger Reef on the Beach will Hoi Hou Ke Aloha, “fall in love all over again,” at the complimentary Valentine’s Day Vow Renewal Ceremony on February 14, 2010.
Price: During the Valentine’s Day weekend, couples can take advantage of the bed and breakfast‚ rates of $229 at Outrigger Reef and $219 at Outrigger Waikiki. This special package includes partial-ocean view accommodations and daily breakfast for two.
The Vow Renewal Ceremony: Adorned with fresh flower lei, participants will be led to the water’s edge in front of Outrigger Reef hotel to be honored with a graceful hula and serenaded with Hawaiian song. The non-denominational Hawaiian ceremony is conducted by a practicing kahu (priest) who recites a traditional Hawaiian chant. They are blessed with a gentle sprinkling of sea water before reciting vows in the Hawaiian language.
At the ceremony close, couples can toast to love and aloha with complimentary champagne or mimosas. All participants also receive a commemorative certificate and a three-by-five photo that captures this romantic moment in time.
Valentine’s Day Menu: Love is also found in the special Valentine’s Day menu at Kani Ka Pila Grille, the poolside restaurant at Outrigger Reef on the Beach. Elegant entrée options include: filet mignon with wild mushroom demi glaze, beef tenderloin medallions, fire grilled Opakapaka with basil pesto, duck breast with honey and ginger, pork loin chops with wild mushroom veloute and rack of lamb with balsamic reduction. Savory sides featured are lobster and chive bisque plus spinach and strawberry salad. Making life even sweeter, couples that participate in Outrigger’s Valentine’s Day Vow Renewal ceremony are given a complimentary plate of chocolate-covered strawberries, with the purchase of two entrees that same day.
Vow Renewal Reservations: Advance reservations for the Valentine’s Day Hawaiian Vow Renewal are required and are now being taken on a first come, first served basis for those guests holding confirmed reservations at either of the two beachfront hotels over Valentine’s Day. Concierge may be reached as follows:
- Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 808-923-0711
- Outrigger Reef on the Beach: email@example.com or call 808-923-3111
More Vow Renewals: For couple that cannot attend the special Valentine’s Day Hawaiian Vow Renewal Ceremony, Outrigger holds a similar ceremony every Tuesday and Friday at 8 a.m. and it is open to guests of the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach and the Outrigger Reef on the Beach (champagne, photo and lei are not included as part of the normal twice-weekly ceremony). Since the program’s inception, more than 4,000 vows have been exchanged. Couples must sign up at their respective hotel concierge desk by 3:00 p.m. the day before.
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