Planned addition to Waikiki hotel proposed

Planned addition to Waikiki hotel proposed

HONOLULU (AP) - The Outrigger Reef on the Beach in Waikiki would gain a 350-foot hotel tower and meeting space under a proposal by Outrigger Enterprises Group.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the addition would be the fifth new tower of its size planned for Waikiki.

Preliminary plans call for construction of a 31- or 32-story, 200-room tower near the Outrigger Reef.

Outrigger president and CEO David Carey says preliminary renderings have been submitted to the Department of Planning and Zoning. The approval process would include an environmental assessment.

Permits and entitlements are expected to be completed in about three years. Construction would begin in 2017, with completion slated for 2019.

Mark Mark Harpenau, an owner of the Four Paddle condominium, says it's wrong for developers to build view-blocking towers.

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