Hawaii and Alohilani uplift
FOLLOWING a US$125 million renovation and rebranding, Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach has seen an uptick in visitation from the Australian & NZ market.
With the resort having recently hosted guests on the Norwegian Cruise Line 2019 Legends famil for a one-night pre-cruise stay, Head of Area Leisure Sales Michael Troy told Travel Daily how the hotel was working to improve stays, particularly from highly valued Oceania guests, and how Hawaii competes with similar destinations.
“A lot of the Oceania audience comes for a long stay,” Troy said.
“They’re not going to just stay three or four nights like some of our Asian community, they’re going to stay seven, eight, 10 nights, so we’re trying to package things in a way that it creates value for visitors.
“We’re at the mercy of currency exchange, so all things considered, our goal is to make sure the value of the vacation permeates...if it’s not, then we need to up our game...whether they go to Bali or Thailand or other places we’re competing with, is Hawaii going to be more fit to them based on that value?”
Pictured are O’ahu Visitors Bureau Sales Manager Manako Tanaka and Alohilani Resort
Waikiki Beach Area Account Director Leisure & Transient Sales Shauna Nakamura with Troy.