While the Hawaii Convention Center remains closed to the public following State of Hawai‘i COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, it has developed new health and safety guidelines in preparation for reopening.
These measures were created with the safety of our staff, guests and communities in mind, and we continue to monitor and follow the guidance of public health officials.
The Center is currently working with state agencies to provide space for important services such as unemployment claims processing and vote counting.
Since April the Center has served as a temporary satellite location for the Hawai‘i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to process unemployment insurance claims. While this location is not open to the public, volunteer personnel and staff have used socially distanced workstations to process a record number of unemployment claims.
The Center is also conducting improvements, repairs and upgrades throughout the building, allowing for the expedited completion of maintenance projects and the implementation of new safety protocols without disrupting meetings and events.
Just steps from Waikiki, the Hawaii Convention Center is an event destination like none other — a stunning marriage of form and function, open to sky and sun between the shade of terraces and lanais, graced with courtyards, waterfalls and fishponds to create a meetings and convention backdrop that is at once tranquil and invigorating.
Designed by world-renowned architects Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo and LMN, this luminous structure shines like a gem tucked into its tropical setting, blending state-of-the-art technology with authentic island ambiance as a monument to the cultural diversity and legendary spirit of aloha that inspires attendees to see the world in a new light.