The Ukulele Store opens its first location at Waikiki Beach Walk®
May 05, 2016
WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, HAWAII
– Visitors to Waikiki Beach Walk® can hear the iconic sound of the ukulele resonating throughout the premier shopping, dining and entertainment center with the opening of The Ukulele Store in its first retail location in the heart of Waikiki. Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, The Ukulele Store provides an opportunity for both beginner and expert ukulele players to enjoy the beauty and fun of Hawaii’s favorite modern Hawaiian instrument.
“The ukulele is such an important part of Hawaiian music and culture and The Ukulele Store celebrates the instrument’s rich history and tradition,” said Conchita Malaqui, general manager, Waikiki Beach Walk. “Waikiki Beach Walk is home to many one-of-a-kind boutique shops and The Ukulele Store makes an ideal addition to our ohana of world-class retailers and award-winning restaurants.”
The Ukulele Store offers free daily lessons to beginners, teaching participants how to play “Happy Birthday” during their first class. Shoppers can choose from a wide range of instruments, such as basic starter sets to full custom showpieces. In addition, the store carries guitars, basses, lap steel guitars, CDs, books, handmade Hawaiian crafts and ukulele-related accessories.
“Our location at Waikiki Beach Walk allows us to share our love of the ukulele and the beauty of Hawaiian culture with guests from around the world,” said Tyler Gilman, owner, The Ukulele Store. “From free lessons to custom handcrafted instruments made right here in Hawaii, The Ukulele Store is the one-stop shop to discover the joy of this beautiful instrument.”
Beginner sets, including an ukulele, soft case, electronic tuner and instruction booklet, start at just $99. The Ukulele Store also provides private lessons, appraisals, and more. For more information about The Ukulele Store, call (808) 888-5469 or visit facebook.com/TheUkuleleStore, Instagram @TheUkuleleStore and Twitter @TheUkuleleStore.
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About Waikiki Beach Walk®
Waikiki Beach Walk is where visitors and residents come to shop, dine, play and stay. Spanning nearly eight acres in the heart of Waikiki, this exciting entertainment district includes a vibrant showcase of more than 40 world-class retailers in an open-air, two-level center, an array of delicious restaurants and casual eateries, an outdoor entertainment plaza featuring live performances regularly, plus four accommodation choices. Waikiki Beach Walk is the consummate expression of Hawaii today – it is a place where people come to be enriched by warm hospitality, a colorful mix of cultures, and treasures from the land and sea. For information, visit www.waikikibeachwalk.com.
Developed in 2007 by Hawaii’s Outrigger Enterprises Group in partnership with American Assets Trust, Inc., Waikiki Beach Walk today is owned by American Assets Trust, Inc, a full service, vertically integrated and self-administered real estate investment trust listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: AAT) with properties in the nation’s most dynamic, high-barrier-to-entry markets primarily in Southern California, Northern California, Oregon and Hawaii. Leasing and management of Waikiki Beach Walk is provided by Outrigger Enterprises Group, one of the largest and fastest growing privately-held leisure lodging and hospitality companies in the Asia-Pacific and Oceania regions. For more information, www.outriggerenterprisesgroup.com; www.americanassetstrust.com.
About Outrigger Enterprises Group
Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest growing privately held leisure lodging, retail and hospitality companies operating in the Asia Pacific, Oceania and Indian Ocean regions. As part of its unique hospitality offering, the values-based company extends exceptional hospitality and authentic cultural experiences, incorporating local traditions and customs into the guest experience at each of its properties worldwide. Guided by more than 68 years of family leadership, Outrigger runs a highly-successful, multi-branded portfolio of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger® Resorts, OHANA Hotels by Outrigger®, Hawaii Vacation Condos by Outrigger®, Embassy Suites®, Holiday Inn®, Best Western®, Wyndham Vacation Ownership® and Hilton Grand Vacations™. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 40 properties with approximately 9,000 rooms located in Hawaii (Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii Island); Guam; Fiji; Thailand; Mauritius; Maldives; Vietnam; and Hainan Island, China. For online information, log on at www.outriggerenterprisesgroup.com and www.outrigger.com.
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