The Outrigger Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel and Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group have teamed up to bring Honolulu residents and visitors a new permanent show exclusive to Hawaii. Leaders of both organizations were joined by Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi to make the April 10 announcement.
Scheduled for late 2024, the show will fuse the world-renowned acrobatics and innovation that Cirque du Soleil is known for with the natural beauty and unique culture of the Hawaiian Islands. Aaron J. Salā, PhD, a Hawaiian by birth, was retained as a creative cultural producer to help create the plot for this show along with other renowned Hawaiian artists, musicians and dancers.
The two parties are teaming up to create this opportunity and transform the Outrigger Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel’s 1,858 m² performance space, previously used by Magic of Polynesia. The necessary permits for the start of renovation work and the creation of a theater with nearly 800 seats equipped with an ultra-modern audiovisual system are in the process of being filed. The venue architect is Hawaii-based G70, and the project estimate was done by RLB in Honolulu.
“Cirque du Soleil is an iconic company at the pinnacle of entertainment,” said Jeff Wagoner, President and CEO of Outrigger Hospitality Group. “We are confident that the spectacle created for the Outrigger Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel will delight and amaze our guests and residents. »
Mr Wagoner added: “This collaboration with Cirque has been a long time in the making and fits perfectly with the strategy of elevating the Outrigger brand, which includes the promise to offer authentic live music and unique experiences in renowned beach locations”.
Mayor Rick Blanglardi said, “In addition to bringing a new vibrancy to Waikiki, this project will have a significant economic impact through the creation of jobs through the redevelopment of theater space and the operation of current shows. I am honored and thrilled to welcome Cirque du Soleil as a new resident of Honolulu. »
More details will be shared in the coming months regarding the partnership, show name and creative concept, as well as on-sale dates, with a target of December 2024 for the show’s debut.
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is a world leader in performing arts
In addition to producing world-renowned circus shows, the company applies its creative approach to a wide variety of forms of entertainment, such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences and special events. Through its creations, the Cirque du Soleil entertainment group aims to have a positive impact on people, communities and the planet. For more information on Cirque du Soleil entertainment group, please visit CDSentertainmentgroup.com.
About Outrigger Hospitality Group
For more than 70 years, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has charted a course of discovery – expanding from Hawaii to premier resort destinations in Fiji, Thailand, Guam, Mauritius. The privately held hotel company currently operates 37 properties and more than 7,000 rooms – From its Outrigger Signature Experiences to its Outrigger DISCOVERY loyalty program, the group offers guests unique travel experiences through exceptional hospitality and authentic cultural experiences, while respecting the local traditions of the places where its hotels are located. Outrigger’s multi-brand portfolio includes Outrigger®Resorts, OHANA by Outrigger® Hotels, Hawaii Vacation Condos by Outrigger®, Kapalua Villas Maui and its newest additions: Honua Kai Resort & Spa Maui and lifestyle hotel, Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger . He also manages select properties from major international hotel brands, including Embassy Suites®, Best Western® and Hilton Grand VacationsTM.
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