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Big Island Hotels

November 09, 2010 11:35 ET

Three New Group Meeting Programs Offered at the Big Island's Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

WAIKOLOA, HI--(Marketwire - November 9, 2010) -  The oceanfront Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is poised to host your next event with three new program options designed to accommodate the spectrum of meetings. From the largest convention, meetings or incentive groups requiring 1,400 guestrooms, to a more intimate corporate retreat, planners can now buy out the "Resort," "Kingdom," and "Cabana Club" for an exclusive experience on the sunny Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.

The Resort
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is partnering with the neighboring Big Island hotel Hilton Waikoloa Village and Waikoloa Resort to offer large conventions, meetings and incentive groups a fully integrated experience. The entire Waikoloa "Resort" can be transformed with any theme and booked to host large events, including the following:

  • Up to 1,400 guestrooms and suites
  • More than 275,000 square feet of combined outdoor event space, including the new open-air Waikoloa Bowl, the largest outdoor venue outside of Oahu with a seating capacity of up to 5,500
  • More than 85,000 square feet of combined indoor meeting facilities on the Big Island
  • 26 sumptuous restaurants
  • Two full-service resort spas and one day spa
  • 36 holes of championship Big Island golf
  • Exhilarating water sports, an interactive dolphin program and 4-acre salt water lagoon
  • World-class shopping at the Kings' Shops and Queens' MarketPlace
  • Convenient resort-wide shuttle service

For more information on the Resort program, visit www.waikoloabeachresort.com/cmi or call (808) 886-2055.

The Kingdom
The 555-room Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa can be all yours with the exclusive "Kingdom" buyout program. Fronting ancient Hawaiian fishponds and the white-sand 'Anaeho'omalu Bay, Waikoloa Beach Marriott offers expert staff and quality facilities to conduct business in paradise. For a minimum of 500 rooms per night, the Kingdom program features:

  • Contemporary guestrooms and suites
  • Complimentary in-room Internet access
  • Five sumptuous dinner receptions, daily breakfast and lunch
  • More than 27,800 square feet of flexible interior meeting space including the 12,000-square-foot Naupaka Ballroom that adjoins a 3,500-square-foot private lanai enclosed by a beautiful Hawaiian rock wall complete with romantic torchlights
  • Outdoor sandy beach venues including the Coconut Grove that can seat up to 1,500
  • Three swimming pools including the crescent-shaped Infinity pool with lava pots

Five-night minimum required. Based on availability, restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

For more information on the Kingdom program, call Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at (808) 886-6789. 

Cabana Club
For smaller, more intimate groups, planners can now book the "Cabana Club," offering a combination of 17 beachfront cabana guestrooms and three cabana suites at the oceanfront Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Tucked footsteps away from the resort, guests will indulge in oversized, contemporary accommodations featuring private lanai (balcony) with stargazing telescopes and relaxing hammocks.

The package includes a complimentary evening reception with sumptuous cuisine by Sous Chef Jayson Kanekoa who will escort attendees on a "Chef's Shuttle" foodie excursion to purchase fresh local produce and seasonal items that will be incorporated into their menu.

Three-night minimum required. Based on availability, restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

For more information on the Cabana Club program or any of these Big Island hotel deals, call Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at (808) 886-6789. 

About Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Hawaii's Big Island is located on 15 oceanfront acres overlooking 'Anaeho'omalu Bay and just 18 miles north of the Kona International Airport at Keahole. Offering 555 contemporary guest rooms, suites and cabanas with private lanai and spectacular views, 5,750 square-foot world-renowned Mandara Spa and a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment from cardio to free weights, Hawaii Calls Restaurant & Lounge with an outdoor lanai for ocean view dining, three pools including the Infinity pool with lava pots, nearby Waikoloa Golf Club offering 36 holes of championship golf and shops, restaurants and boutiques at The Kings' Shops and the newly-opened Queens' MarketPlace. For more information or reservations, please visit www.waikoloamarriott.com or call toll-free at 800 922-5533 or the hotel at 808 886-6789.

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