Waikiki Malia Hotel by Outrigger is locally owned and operated. OMIZU Architecture was tasked with completing a full exterior renovation with hopes of improving the pedestrian experience upon approaching the Hotel by foot or by vehicle, along Kuhio Avenue. An unassuming “pale-colored” structure that held a fabric tent-canopy as itʻs main entrance was transformed to a bold and modern appearance that falls in-line with newly re-branded corporate colors. Being the first full renovation, to the exterior in over 30 years, Omizu Architecture was able to work within a budget and gain Waikiki Special District approval to improve the long-standing hotel’s appearance. Building entry along Kuhio Ave, Retail frontage along Royal Hawaiian Ave, and Hotel Parking entry along the Lewers Street face, have all been improved to usher in a new era for the locally owned Waikiki Malia.