Meetings and Events 2015

May, 2015

Need a few ideas to invigorate your team for your next company event?

Shake up your next office party or company event by swapping out the venue space. A change of scenery creates new dynamics, reenergizes creativity, and bonds a team together. Whether it’s just an occasional Monday morning stand-up in a more playful space or up leveling your next conference by hosting it in one of our area’s beautiful ballrooms, the possibilities are endless.

Add a little something to make your event memorable. The experts listed in this year’s guide know which added experiences or touches will have your team ooooing and ahhhhing for months after. The best part? Many of these bonus experiences or extras are very affordable.

Don’t get overwhelmed—that’s why you’re partnering.  Make sure you’re using all of the resources available to you. The pros listed here try to be as one-and-done as possible for their clients. Most need just a basic sketch of your event and they’ll go to work assembling recommendations and a plan for your approval. Lean into their expertise on the details, so you can focus on the content.

Most importantly, have fun! Events are much better when people can relax and enjoy themselves.

Pomaikai Ballrooms

15-March-HB-Pomaikai-01As Pomaikai Ballrooms approaches their 2 year anniversary since opening doors in May 2013 the venue is becoming an increasingly popular location for all types of events from company meetings, seminars and holiday parties to wedding ceremonies and receptions, birthdays and much more.

Pomaikai Ballrooms is over 25,000 square feet with two main ballrooms that can divide into several smaller rooms, with plenty of lounge and lobby area and a hospitality suite, the event venue can accommodate groups as cozy as 25 to as large as 1,000.

With amenities that include ample parking, great location, modern technologies and a full-service Pacific Rim inspired menu, one is sure to find Pomaikai Ballrooms is the right place for any occasion.

Lunch ranges from $29 to $39 per person and dinner ranges from $39 to $49 per person.  “We definitely mirror high end facilities with our elegant environment,” Jeff Marcello, General Manger reports.  “The difference is the price, convenient location and amenities we have to offer.”

Pomaikai Ballrooms catering team is well versed and has created numerous packages with their clients needs in mind from wedding packages to graduation party packages, and a meetings package is coming soon.

To find out more and take a virtual tour visit their website at

Paradise Cove

15-March-HB-Paradise-Cove-01Imagine hosting family and friends or hundreds of associates at a secluded white sand beach, peaceful lagoon and lush tropical gardens with the most breathtaking sunset in Hawaii as a backdrop. With 12 oceanfront acres and a private beach, Paradise Cove at Ko’Olina Resort is the most beautiful luau venue in Hawaii.

Whether planning a wedding, a birthday party or a family reunion at Paradise Cove, there are three beautiful locations with experienced staff to support both large and small events. Experience, facilities, amenities and location—Paradise Cove can’t be beat!

To reserve your luau in paradise, email, or call (808) 842-7911.


Hilton Hawaiian Village

Internationally recognized as a pillar of Hawaiian hospitality, the Hilton Hawaiian Village offers unmatched luxury and service to those bound for the beach or boardroom. A 22-acre oasis nestled in the heart of Waikiki, the resort boasts over 150,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space and the largest committable block of guest rooms for groups, with a range of categories and pricing to meet most budgets. Three independent conference centers – Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Tapa Conference Center and Kalia Executive Conference Center – are easily customized via banquet services, suites and breakout rooms and state-of-the-art technology for teaching, collaborating and presenting.

For events best hosted under the sun, or stars, the Hilton Hawaiian Village offers a selection of tropical outdoor venues perfect for banquets, theme parties, team building and receptions. The Great Lawn, with 26,453 square feet of lush grass and panoramic views of the beach, is an ideal setting for an evening banquet or lavish luau. The Village Green, located near the Wedding Chapel, waterfalls and koi pond, caters to a more private affair, and is best suited for groups ranging from 200-250. Poolside and beach front events can accommodate 350-600 guests and are located next to Waikiki Beach, a pristine setting fit for outdoor sporting events and team building activities.

The Hilton Hawaiian Village’s event services team specializes in events of all sizes, ranging from weddings and receptions, banquet and community events, fundraisers, movie sets and television series, and large outdoor multi-media events. Let them assist your meeting and event planner in creating your most successful event yet!

Call: 808-949-4321 ext. 35 or email

Dave And Buster’s


Honolulu is home to Hawaii’s only Dave and Buster’s location, and those acquainted with the arcade for adults know that it’s a favored venue. With newly renovated event space, including a new D&B Sports Lounge boosting a 120 inch HD screen and nine 42 inch screen, it is the perfect area for your next watch party. Dave and Busters’s has games galore and a full service bar and restaurant, the space functions a smuch as a pau hana hot-spot as it does a fun and convenient location for meetings and events. “Our location in Honolulu is consistently a top-performer within our company,” says Kendra Murray, Special Events Manager. 15-March-HB-DnB-02

“We host some of the most popular team-building events on the island.”Accommodating groups from 10 to 1,500, Murray and her dedicated team work around the calendar planning thousands of events per year. From holiday parties to quarterly planning sessions, Dave and Buster’s is an ideal location to infuse a little fun into any average meeting or workday. “We offer a great environment with just the right balance of work and play,” says Murray. “Our clients are always delighted to have a serious place to do business and then go finish off the day with a game of hoops or a happy hour drink on our beautiful Sunset Lanai”.


Get in touch with Kendra at Dave and Buster’s to plan your next event today: 808-589-5006.

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