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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, June 2, 2001

Outrigger wins contract for Kona resort

Advertiser Staff

Outrigger Enterprises has acquired the management contract for the 154-unit Royal Sea Cliff Resort, an upscale condominium resort in Kona that it will begin operating July 1.

Outrigger Enterprises will begin managing the Royal Sea Cliff Resort in Kona as of July 1. The upscale Kailua oceanfront resort becomes the third property that Hawai'i-based Outrigger owns or manages on the Big Island.

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The contract for the Kailua oceanfront property, which will be renamed Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff Resort, is the fifth management contract acquired by Outrigger since the beginning of the year.

Ohio-based National Housing Corp., which recently acquired a majority interest in the resort, replaced Aston Hotels & Resorts, which had been managing the site. Resort employees will have the option to keep their jobs, Outrigger said.

Outrigger, including its sister brand 'Ohana Hotels of Hawai'i, is the state's largest hotel chain. It manages 40 properties in the Pacific, including 31 in Hawai'i. On the Big Island, it owns the 545-room Outrigger Waikoloa Beach and manages the 166-unit condominium complex Kanaloa at Kona.

Since January, the hotelier has acquired management contracts for the Royal Kahana Resort on Maui, the 'Ohana Maui Islander Hotel, The Outrigger Kuendu Beach Resort in New Caledonia and the Outrigger 1770 Ocean Beach Resort in Australia.

An Outrigger affiliate, Outrigger Lodging Services, manages nearly two dozen hotels and resorts on the Mainland.