) Waikiki Beach shows off one of Hawaii's most iconic and stunning views.
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Hawaii Convention Center (202,249 sf)TAXES
Oahu room tax, 10.25%; sales tax, 4.71%; total tax on hotel rooms, 14.96%
Other islands: Room tax, 10.25%; sales tax, 4.16%; total tax on hotel rooms, 14.41%CVBHawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau
Hawaii is a destination of unparalleled beauty, with its picture-perfect views, rich history and culture, and its welcoming "aloha spirit" making it a top choice for meetings, conventions and incentives.
The 288-room Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani, a boutique sister hotel to the neighboring Halekulani resort, will open on Oahu in fall 2019. The property, the former Waikiki Parc Hotel, is currently undergoing a $60 million renovation.
The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows on the island of Hawaii will become the Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, joining that notable portfolio following a $100 million redesign and renovation scheduled to finish in late 2019.Recent Additions
The 563-room Prince Waikiki has completed a $55 million renovation. The hotel also upgraded its meeting space, including the 6,960-square-foot Piinaio Ballroom, and added two meeting rooms.
The Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu has launched an innovative new environmental initiative called Hoomaluo,
meaning "to conserve, to use or manage wisely" to reduce waste and conserve resources in each stage of the event process. The program also includes the One Million Trees effort, which allows attendees to sponsor plantings for reforestation in the state.
The 791-room Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach, has completed a $20 million refresh. Guest rooms and the Beach Club have been upgraded. The hotel has a 10,782-square-foot conference area.
The 405-room luxury Alii Tower has debuted at the 3,400-room Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. The tower has its own front desk, concierge and fitness center, and offers guests priority seating at the resort's 20 restaurants and bars, such as Bali Steak & Seafood.