As with most vacation destinations, there are hundreds of options from which to choose when you’re booking a hotel for some time in the land of sand.
As a business traveller, you will want to consider hotels with easy access, an excellent and well-maintained business centre for last- minute tasks and on-property characteristics that will make your stay as comfortable as possible. And c’mon! You’re heading to Hawaii! This business trip is not like the rest. Get yourself into a great state of mind by booking an excellent hotel that will make you say, “Aloha!” Most business travellers are pretty loyal to a one chain or another and there is good reason for this. Loyalty programmes allow for consistency and predictability at each stay, the ability to earn points toward future visits and preferred guest access. Such is the case with these three superb choices:
Kauai Beach Resort: This is one particular example of the many beachfront Aqua Hotels and Resorts. They are located on five of the Hawaiian Islands: Honolulu, Maui, Lanai, Kauai, and Molokai.
Even if you’re not a member of their Bronze, Silver, or Gold loyalty programmess, reach out to their sales team and express interest in joining. It’s an almost sure bet that, to entice the business, you’ll get some pretty fantastic
special offers that are a part of their Quintessential Business Traveller corporate programme. Many of their properties are beachfront and are surprisingly quite reasonable in price. Catering to the business traveller is a big part of what they do: from booking your corporate tee times on the gorgeous golf courses to arranging for a car service to having special copies and files made, this is a sure bet. Each of the suites comes with a nice kitchenette, so the weary business traveller in you might like to just toast up your own bagel in the morning and call it good. Then again, you are on an island! Go for an early morning beach walk and enjoy an outdoor breakfast overlooking the pristine waters of Hawaii.
The Grand Wailea: Various Hilton Hotels like this Waldorf Astoria are peppered throughout the islands and it’s a well-known fact that many business travellers appreciate the perks that come from the loyalty programme that comes with being a Diamond member. The HHonors Program is one of the better business programmes and there’s good reason for that. Predictability is ever-important for the seasoned business traveller and Hilton seems to truly understand that. From comfortable meeting spaces to fun after-hours choices for group engagements to business related services
any moderately priced or more extravagant Hilton is always an excellent choice. The Grand Wailea is one spot where, after the meetings are done for the day, you’ll forget why you’re there. You’ll be enticed to “let it all go” once you start to soak in the beach walks, little trios of Hawaiians strumming their Don Ho tunes, or strolling by the tiki torch-lit paths that lead to the quiet waves lapping the shore line. Take some time to get away from the bottom line and just – enjoy!
Hotel Renew: This hotel, steps from Waikiki Beach, is a great and more moderately priced hotel for the business traveller looking for a bit of a Zen approach. This lovely boutique hotel offers more of a more organic approach and offers elements of “wind, earth, and fire” into their drinks, food, and décor.
This is a great choice if you need a home base from which to get to business meetings at other, larger hotels. The welcome is as warm as the temperature here, and you will have no problem quickly getting into the long-awaited Hang Ten state of mind. The briefcase is packed; the PowerPoint, Presi, files, and data are set to go. But hey, these meetings are in Aloha-Land! Let’s go – pack the Hawaiian shirt, some sunscreen and your favourite flip-flops next to that shirt and tie. Mahalo! And have a great trip!
About the author: Valerie J Wilson is a freelance writer for various companies about topics including Intelius removal.