According to Oesterling, properties in Outrigger's Condominium Collection must meet very strict standards before the company will agree to manage a property. Only properties in the best locations and top physical condition are accepted into the group. The same is true for specific units. Only units meeting specific standards are accepted into the rental program. Each unit is inspected annually and those cited with improvement needs are given 60 days to comply or are removed from the program. Strict maintenance standards are enforced and all bedding and soft goods must be brand new upon entering the program.
Growing Demand for Condominium Travel
"Our research indicates that there is a growing market of travelers who prefer condominium accommodations for the value, convenience and spaciousness," Oesterling said. "Many of our guests are repeat visitors who don't necessarily need all the shopping, dining and activity options offered on-property at our full service resorts. However, all those amenities, including charging privileges, are available at full service Outrigger Resorts in the area."
According to Oesterling, who began oversight of Outrigger's Condominium Collection one year ago, there has been a steady increase in the demand for quality condo accommodations and the trend is expected to grow. "As today's travelers grow increasingly sophisticated and educated, they realize the exceptional value and convenience that condominium accommodations offer," he remarked. "This is especially true for families and long-term repeat visitors. At Outrigger, we are committed to offering only quality products to our guests."
Value of Condominium Travel
For families traveling with children, condos are almost a financial necessity. Not only are condo units competitively priced with equivalent hotel accommodations, but families also can make their own meals using the fully equipped, full-service kitchen. For a family of four vacationing in Hawaii, this means a saving of at least $100 a day. For weddings, second-marriage blended families and family reunions, which require spacious living arrangements, condos provide affordable accommodations where everyone can stay, cook, eat and socialize together. Washers and dryers in each unit also provide a convenience that allows guests to travel light.
Rates are very competitive and the value is considerable, especially when taking advantage of one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plan options. Guests can shop for the lowest possible rates online at outrigger.com and even search for Outrigger's very popular Best Value Rates that offer up to 35 percent off retail rates. And for a limited time, Outrigger guests can also add a Mini-Van rental to their reservation at participating properties for $55 per day through a special arrangement with Dollar Rent-a-Car.