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Meeting Sites Oahu & The Big Island ALOHA: The main urban destination of Hawaii—Honolulu and its Waikiki coast—is gleaming with shops and refreshed hotel inventory. On the Big Island, where a geologically diverse landscape (featuring a live volcano) keeps things lively, resorts are flourishing and the Mauna Kea is making a comeback. still has most of its vintage decor intact; the Waikiki Shell, which can accommodate up to 2,000 and is across the street from Diamond Head; and Fort DeRussy, a former army base with 72 oceanfront acres that can accommodate up to 5,000. For more intimate groups, the choice is among Washington Place, an 1846 mansion styled after Mount Vernon, that can hold up to 200 but is better for 100 to 150; the Hawaiian State Art Museum, near the Iolani Palace (can hold up to 125); and the Waikiki Aquarium, which can hold up 200 for a sit-down dinner. In between, the recommended venues are the historic U.S.S Missouri, which can hold anywhere between 200 and 3,000; the Bishop Museum, which can hold up to 100 guests for MARCH 2008 SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS By Terri Hardin & Kinley Levack HOME TEAM RECOMMENDS In Oahu, MC&A, a Honolulu-based DMC and a Global Events Partner (GEP), recommends that groups of 500 or more take advantage of the signature sites, such as the Iolani Palace, the home of the last two monarchs of Hawaii, which 66

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Successful Meetings - March 2008

Successful Meetings - March 2008
Editor's Note
On the Record
Planner's Spotlight
Management Matters
Mouth for Sale
Meetings Law
Tools of the Trade
On Site
Quick Tip
Critical Conditions
A Family Affair
Conference Centers We Love
CSM of the Year
Places & Spaces
Luxury Las Vegas
New York CIty
New Orleans
Oahu & Big Island
Florida Keys

Successful Meetings - March 2008