Convention Center

Situated just steps from Waikīkī, the Hawaiʻi Convention Center stands as an unparalleled event destination, offering event planners a unique blend of sophistication and practicality. Designed by world-renowned architects Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo and LMN, this exceptional venue seamlessly integrates form and function, inviting planners to host their events in a setting open to the sky and sun, nestled between the calming shade of terraces and lanais. The venue is adorned with courtyards, waterfalls, and fishponds, creating a backdrop that effortlessly combines tranquility with invigoration—a perfect canvas for meetings and conventions. 

About the Hawaiʻi Convention Center

Spanning 1.1 million square feet, the center boasts a 200,000-square-foot exhibit hall, a 35,000-square-foot ballroom, a rooftop events garden, meeting rooms, and tiered-seating theaters. Client satisfaction consistently exceeds 95%, with praise for the facility's beauty, openness, and accommodating staff, embodying the aloha spirit. 

In addition to fantastic facilities, the convention center is home to a permanent art collection in partnership with the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and its Art in Public Places program. It also hosts rotating collections in displays throughout the building.

The ground-floor Kahakai Lobby and escalator area at the Center underwent a significant transformation, now boasting two new e-bars and a permanent art collection highlighting the talents of artists hailing from O‘ahu and Kaua‘i. On the third floor, visitors can explore the Pūali‘ahu Feather Cape and the Healer Stones of Kapaemahu exhibits.  

Choosing the Hawaiʻi Convention Center

From the venue's amenities to its proximity to beloved accommodations and attractions, it’s easy to see why the Hawaiʻi Convention Center is the right choice. Additionally, event planners can leverage our dedicated staff, known for their accommodating spirit and willingness to make adjustments to meet specific event needs, ensuring seamless coordination and execution. Beyond the event, attendees can explore vibrant Kalākaua Avenue, indulge in Waikīkī's iconic resort area, and discover the captivating attractions of downtown Honolulu. The Hawaiʻi Convention Center not only offers a world-class venue but also the opportunity to immerse participants in the beauty and culture of Hawaiʻi.

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Hawai‘i Convention Center Earns Three National Meetings Awards Oct 07
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Honolulu, Oct. 7, 2022 – The Hawai‘i Convention Center recently earned three prestigious national awards for its excellence as a meetings destination: EXHIBITOR Magazine has named the Center to its fourth-annual Centers of Excellence list, which…