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Hawaii Convention Center Awards & Accolades

See also: Convention Center, Why Choose Hawaii Convention Center, Environmental Sustainability

The Hawaii Convention Center continues to receive a stream of awards for just about every aspect of convention management. Here is a brief list of some of our favorite awards and accolades:

Multi-Year Awards & Accolades

Prime Site Award

1999-2016, 18 Consecutive Years – Facilities & Destinations magazine

Hawaii Green Business Program Award Commendation

2016 - The Hawai‘i Convention Center was recognized for environmental stewardship by the State of Hawai‘i, Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism, the Hawai‘i Department of Health and the Chamber of Commerce of Hawai‘i.  HCC achieved the highest level of Ma’o Hau Hele, venues leading the way in sustainability

Green Event Award

2015-2016 - 2015 Hawai‘i Tourism Conference from the Hawai‘i Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism, the Hawai‘i Department of Health and the Chamber of Commerce of Hawai‘i

2012– 2013, 2013– 2014 – Hawaii Build & Buy Green Conference from the Hawaii Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism, the Hawaii Department of Health and the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

Best in Business Travel Award

2008– 2010, 3 Consecutive Years for "Best Conference or Convention Center/City" – Business Traveler magazine, the world's leading publication for frequent business travelers

Betty Crocker Landscape Award

2007 Professional Gardens Award of Excellence (Rooftop Terrace Garden); 2003 Scenic Hawaii, Inc.;

 

Additional Awards & Accolades

2012 Best Convention Host Award

As voted by the more than 11,000 readers who participated in Premier Traveler magazine's "Best of 2012" survey; the Center was the only convention facility in the country and the only Hawaii facility to be honored in 2012

2012 Distinctive Achievement Award

Recognizes the top five U.S. convention centers for excellence in meetings assistance and service – Association Conventions & Facilities magazine

2012 Koa Anvil Award of Excellence

Hawaii Convention Center Reputation/Brand Management for Travel/Tourism/Hospitality – Awarded by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Hawaii Chapter for "Road to APEC" outreach

2012 Koa Anvil Award of Excellence

Hawaii Convention Center Events & Observances for Travel/Tourism/Hospitality – Awarded by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Hawaii Chapter for the April 2011 American Academy of Neurology Brain Health Fair

2010 Inner Circle Award – Top Convention Centers Category

Recognition for Excellence in Quality and Service in the Meetings and Hospitality Industry by Association Meetings Magazine

2009 PCMA Chairman's Award

From the Professional Convention Management Association

2007 Tour de Trash Certificate of Merit

U.S. Conference of Mayors' 2007 City Livability Award for Outstanding Achievement, City & County of Honolulu

2006 Inner Circle Award

Recognition for Excellence in Quality and Service in the Meetings and Hospitality Industry – Association Meetings Magazine

2005 Meeting Planners Choice Award

Recognition for Excellence in the Hospitality Industry – Meeting News Magazine

2003 Best Use of Nature in Design

From Tradeshow Week Magazine

2001 Award of Excellence and Mayor's Choice Award

From the Honolulu Chapter of American Institute of Architects (AIA), the highest level of recognition for projects that exemplify superior architectural design on all levels of analysis

1999 Ten Most Innovative Architectural Projects of the 1990's

Hawaii Convention Center judged No. 1 in a survey of Hawaii architectural projects – Building Industry Magazine

1998 Design/Build Award

For New Construction Over $500,000 – Contracting Business Magazine

1998 National Design-Build Award

For Best Public Project Over $15 million, designed by LMN Architects and Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo; single source general contractor Nordic/PCL  Design- Build Institute of America

1998 Energy Efficiency Award: Energy Project of the Year

From the Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO)

1998 Grand Award for Excellence in Engineering Design

Designed by structural engineering firm of Skilling Ward Magnuson Barkshire, Inc. – American Consulting Engineers Design