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Hawaiʻi is home to a kind of paradise and people that put authenticity on the map. From rich traditions to precious landscapes, there’s simply no place like it on Earth. This year’s festival is set on multiple islands, Hawai'i Island, Maui and Oʻahu.  Home to a fusion of East and West cultures, Hawaiʻi offers ancient mystique with a modern twist. To learn more about this island themed “The Gathering Place,” visit the Hawai‘i Visitors & Convention Bureau website at



Traveling Here


Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 11 years (2004-2014) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.

Now in its 86th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. Mainland. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 200 daily flights system-wide.

Staying Here

Hilton Waikoloa Village

A resort like no other, the award winning Hilton Waikoloa Village is an oceanfront 62-acre playground and alluring destination unto itself. The resort offers island hospitality with 1,241 beautifully appointed guest rooms. Cruise on mahogany canal boats along tranquil waterways. Explore our resort by tram or take a leisurely stroll along our Museum Walkway. Hilton Waikoloa Village lets you experience breathtaking tropical gardens, abundant wildlife, award-winning dining, world-class shopping, art and culture, and an array of activities ranging from golf and tennis to an interactive Dolphin Quest program and the island inspired Kohala Spa. Other amenities include 3 fresh-water swimming pools; an ocean-fed snorkeling lagoon; Club Keiki program; and a seaside putting course. Hilton Waikoloa Village is a gateway to cultural immersion, engaging travelers in rich history through such interactive cultural activity as hula and ukulele lessons. With so much to do, you may never want to leave.


Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Hawai‘i, the Big Island is located on 15 oceanfront acres overlooking ‘Anaeho‘omalu Bay and ancient Hawaiian fishponds. The resort offers 555 contemporary guest rooms and suites with private lanai and spectacular views, the world-renowned Mandara Spa and a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment from cardio to free weights.  The Hawaii Calls Restaurant & Lounge has available outdoor lanai seating for a spectacular ocean view dining, the popular Sunset Luau dinner and show, three pools including the Infinity pool with lava pots, the nearby Waikoloa Golf Club offering 36 holes of championship golf and shops, restaurants and boutiques at The Kings’ Shops and the Queens’ MarketPlace.

Waikoloa Beach Resort

Waikoloa Beach Resort is a complete destination resort that encompasses two championship golf courses and over 3,000 guest rooms in two upscale hotels, and seven luxury condominiums and vacation home properties.  The Resort also includes award-winning Queens' MarketPlace and Kings' Shops, offering a wide variety of shopping opportunities, services and dining experiences, plus free entertainment and cultural programs.

Kāʻanapali Beach Resort

Kāʻanapali Beach Resort is a completely self-contained resort on a three-mile stretch of beach along the sunny western shores of Maui. From the shores of Kāʻanapali, the Neighbor Islands of Lanaʻi and Molokaʻi are in clear view. The slopes of Mauna Kahalawai, the West Maui Mountains, serve as the dramatic backdrop for this luxury, 1,200 acre resort destination which was once a warrior training ground and the playground for Hawaiʻi's royalty.

Approximately 5,900 hotel rooms, condominium suites and villas accommodate over half-a-million visitors each year. With two championship golf courses, a half a dozen spas, Mauiʻs most expansive collection of tennis courts, two shopping centers, and more than 40 dining options, Kāʻanapali Beach Resort is the ideal vacation destination on Maui, the Magic Isle. 


Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa

Privately nestled at the historic Black Rock promontory, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s 23 oceanfront acres flow gracefully from the crest of Pu‘u Keka‘a to the shores of Ka‘anapali Beach. This iconic oceanfront resort welcomes travelers to a world of relaxation and discovery. 83% of the 508 rooms and suites directly face the Pacific, with a private lanai for contemplating the view.  Every guest room is comfortably appointed with timeless Hawaiian artwork, new island-style furnishings, balconies that offer unequivocal views of the stunning Pacific and Sheraton Sweet Sleeper® Beds. Here in this pristine setting, all cares fade away as guests experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of Maui. As the sun sets across the Pacific, plunge into the legend of Ka`anapali as the resort showcases the breathtaking Black Rock Cliff Diving Ceremony accompanied with complimentary entertainment.

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

Ideally situated on forty acres on Kāʻanapali Beach, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa offers an authentic Hawaiian experience in a setting of tropical luxury. Enjoy elegant rooms with private lanais; a half-acre pool and water playground, Maui’s only oceanfront spa and salon, and a selection of international dining options. Activities include golf, tennis, SCUBA, wildlife tours, Hawaiian cultural lessons and the acclaimed “Tour the Stars” astronomy program.

Choose from four restaurants and five lounges that offer unique dining experiences and nightly entertainment. Japengo, known for world-class steaks, seafood and sushi inspired by the Pacific Rim offers indoor and outdoor seating, a chic sushi lounge, and an elegant bar. ‘Umalu, the resort’s poolside restaurant serves specialty cocktails, lighter fare and local dishes. Swan Court presents an extensive breakfast buffet and Son’z at Swan Court, home of Maui’s largest wine cellar, serves up fine Italian and American cuisine. Drums of the Pacific Luau presents a journey through Polynesia complete with a traditional imu ceremony, Hawaiian buffet, and the memorable Samoan fire-knife dance. Rounding out the perfect Maui vacation are nearby shopping destinations, art galleries and island excursions.

The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas

Situated on 26 acres of pristine beachfront paradise, The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas offers endless possibilities for a relaxing Hawaiian vacation. Its unique blend of resort and villa-style living with Westin-inspired touches and comforts of home make the resort a distinctive choice with easy access to countless Maui attractions and outdoor adventures.

Within the four diamond resort are perfect settings to enjoy excellent restaurants, spa treatments at Spa Helani, the resort’s full-service Heavenly Spa, pool fun, water sports and other activities. The resort’s well-furnished villas and spacious surroundings offer couples much deserved privacy, while families with children can enjoy a myriad of supervised activities including Westin Kids Club programs. There are even barbeque grills by the pool for picnics and excellent snorkeling with an active reef system just off the property’s shoreline. 

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa

Situated on famed Kā‘anapali Beach with year-round sunshine, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa is the place to celebrate a renewing Hawaiian vacation amidst lush gardens with waterfalls and exotic wildlife surroundings. Fresh from a multi-million dollar reinvestment which included new guestrooms and suites, this Maui resort abounds with ways to rejuvenate - from splashing fun within the 87,000 square-foot aquatic playground to snorkel cruises, shopping and golfing. Instinctive Westin services provide uplifting renewal at the Heavenly Spa by Westin™. Other features include delicious dining in oceanfront settings such as Relish Oceanside; Westin Kids Club program for children ages 5 to 12 years old; cultural experiences and inspiring activities for all ages. A smoke-free resort and pet-friendly too, it is the place Where Heaven and Aloha Meet™.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort

The Kahala Hotel & Resort’s renowned tradition of Hawaiian hospitality has welcomed travelers from all over the world for nearly 50 years. Just minutes from O’ahu’s Waikiki, guests feel worlds away in an oceanfront setting, featuring tropical gardens and a private lagoon.  Sumptuous rooms and suites offer a long list of luxurious amenities, and boast sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean; from Diamond head to Koko Head craters, and the Ko’olau Mountain Range.  Get to know the resort’s five dining options created from a diverse blend of cultural influences, and its world-class spa, where each suite becomes a private retreat.  Treat the kids to a swim with the resident dolphins. Allow us to assume the burden of navigating the city.  The Kahala offers complimentary shuttle service to Waikiki, Ala Moana Mall and the Kahala mall for resort guests. 


THE MODERN HONOLULU introduces cosmopolitan chic for vacations and business meetings in Hawaii. Deftly combining style and sophistication, your stay with us places the best of Waikiki at your doorstep while creating a world of luxury that is as refined as it is relaxed. Overlooking the marina and footsteps to the top ranked beach in America, sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean and city skyline surround this Honolulu hotel’s guest rooms and suites. Unique restaurants, vibrant nightlife, intimate pool settings, exhilarating spa treatments and all that Oahu has to offer – luxury shopping, beaches, nature – invite you to make the most of every moment of your Hawaiian vacation. 


Halekulani, which means house befitting heaven in Hawaiian, certainly lives up to its name. The legendary hotel on the beach at Waikīki has been offering visitors an oasis of tranquility for more than a century.  The signature pool, with an orchid design comprised of more than a million individual glass tiles imported from South Africa, has become globally recognized as icon since its unveiling at the hotel’s reopening in 1983.

Three award-winning restaurants feature stunning views framed by the iconic Diamond Head and the deep blue Pacific, but it’s the unforgettable cuisine using Hawai‘i’s freshest local ingredients, that will take your breath away. Halekulani proudly notes that its neoclassic French restaurant, La Mer, has been awarded the highly respected AAA Five Diamond Award since 1990, the only restaurant in the state to receive the honor for this many years.

Ko Olina Resort

Ko Olina is a 642-acre master-planned resort community on the western shore of the island of O‘ahu. Resort partners include the iconic Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu at Ko Olina, Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club, Marriott’s most successful vacation club product in the world, Beach Villas at Ko Olina luxury condominium residences, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Disney’s first family destination resort outside of its theme park developments, Ko Olina Golf Club and the state-of-the-art Ko Olina Marina.  The resort, known as O‘ahu's premier vacation destination, also features seven pristine oceanfront lagoons connected by 1.5 miles of shoreline pathways, access to a diverse selection of ocean and outdoor activities and the island’s best weather.


Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

Uniquely designed and inspired by the wonders and traditions of Hawai‘i, Aulani is a one-of-a-kind resort with a touch of Disney magic! Aulani offers experiences for every age that combine the beauty and spirit of the Hawaiian Islands and culture with a special magic that only Disney can create. Delightful rooms, a perfect location on a beautiful beachfront lagoon, renowned Disney service and enchanting entertainment let dreamers savor their time together as never before.


Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa

Balanced between the idyllic beauty of the legendary Waikīkī Beach and the dynamic city center, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa is a vibrant destination combining relaxation and adventure with true Hawaiian hospitality. Each of the 1,230 guestrooms, including 19 suites, offers Hawaiian elegance and private lanai with panoramic beach, mountain, and city views. With an unrivaled location just steps from world-famous waves, the resort affords effortless exploration of the island’s attractions, from Diamond Head Crater, Honolulu Zoo, and Waikiki Aquarium, to world-class shopping, sophisticated dining and expert surfing lessons. Offering endless amenities including luxurious treatments at the 10,000 square foot Na Ho’ola Spa, StayFit Fitness Center, freshwater swimming pool overlooking Waikīkī Beach, fresh regional seafood dishes with upscale American cuisine at Shor American Seafood Restaurant, Pacific Rim at Japengo and more than 60 boutiques on site. Hyatt Regency Waikiki promises Hawaiian-style excitement paired with the warmth of authentic Aloha spirit.

Outrigger Resorts

Outrigger Resorts is where local culture meets world class hospitality. As Hawaii’s largest, locally-owned hotel company with more than 67 years of experience and 45 properties worldwide, Outrigger has built a global reputation in its commitment to sharing the spirit of aloha throughout the islands .  Whether you’re looking for a premier beachfront resort, a spacious vacation condominium or simply a comfortable accommodation just a short stroll from the beach, let Outrigger Resorts be your gracious local host.