Major Waikiki hotel temporarily closing amid virus outbreak

  • House Speaker Scott Saiki, at podium in center, speaks to reporters while flanked by representatives and senators at the Hawaii State Capitol on Monday, March 16, 2020. Hawaii lawmakers are indefinitely suspending the current state legislative session to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

HONOLULU — One of Waikiki’s largest hotels said Friday that it will close for at least the next few weeks in response to the coronavirus.