About the Meeting Site
The Hawai‘i Convention Center is centrally located in the heart of Honolulu, at the gateway to Waikiki, the corner of Kalakaua Avenue and Kapi‘olani Boulevard. It is conveniently located 8 miles (12 km) from the Honolulu International Airport and within 1.5 miles of 28,000 hotel rooms in all price categories, plus an array of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues.
Hawai‘i has been thoughtfully applying concepts of sustainability for generations. For centuries, an approach to land use called ahupua‘a spread from the uplands to the sea. It integrated available resources and regulated development of social obligations and cooperation. Hawaiians demonstrated a thorough understanding of sustainability with an approach to land and water use that allowed them to self-sustain nearly 1 million islanders. Hawaiian culture blends flawlessly with high-tech innovation at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. It is truly a living work of art as nature, technology, and humanity converge in this unique facility. The design is a study in environmental accountability, energy-saving efficiency, and architectural splendor.
The foyer is crowned with canvas canopies, reminiscent of ocean white caps and the sails of voyaging canoes, and its airy, glass-walled lobby is welcoming. This “sail” design allows for cooling tradewinds to circulate throughout the towering structure, while venting off heat. While currently seeking LEED certification for existing buildings, energy and water saving systems are integrated throughout the Center. Lighting and air conditioning is computer controlled, and automated systems in the restrooms reduce water usage. Recycling programs are in place, ecologically friendly products are used, and “think green” messages appear throughout the building to remind delegates of their part.
Located on the 3rd level, across from room 301. This is a full service business center offering the following services: computer usage, Color & B/W copies and prints, Faxing, Scanning, Office Supplies, various paper supplies, Postcards and Gifts and FedEx and UPS shipping