Pacific PNT Hotel Information

Hilton Waikiki Beach 

2500 Kuhio Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: 1-808-922-0811
Hotel Website

The Daily Resort Charge of $45 is optional for those attendees booking in the ION hotel block. You will be automatically opted out, and may opt in at the hotel front desk. This fee includes: internet access; unlimited movies; special discount on island activities, Ala Moana & International Market savings passport; 2 daily water/soda; recreational & cultural activities; pool toys & activities; local/toll-free calls.

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Hotel Description

The award-winning Hilton Waikiki Beach is situated on the Diamond Head end of Waikiki, just one block from the world-famous Waikiki Beach. Expect an exceptional stay experience with contemporary comforts and personalized service with aloha.

Ideally located in the heart of the island, Hilton Waikiki Beach is only one block from the sea. With Leahi (Diamond Head) as a stunning backdrop, this contemporary Waikiki hotel offers a true Hawaiian paradise without the resort fees. Find rooms and suites with gorgeous views of the surroundings, resort-style amenities and delicious dining options available anytime of the day.

MAC 24/7, the hotel's award-winning restaurant, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Savor Modern American Cooking any time. Celebrity Chef James Aptakin expertly crafts classic American dishes with drama and island flair. Our most popular dish, MAC Daddy Pancakes, was featured on the TV show, 'Man vs. Food.' Enjoy nightly entertainment in the lobby bar by local artists. For a quick bite to eat, try MAC 2Go, serving fresh Starbucks® coffee and convenient treats.

Hilton Waikiki Beach is close to many local attractions including International Marketplace, Honolulu Zoo and Kapiolani Park. Explore the numerous shops and restaurants within walking distance from the hotel, or relax on the beach, located only a block from the hotel. The Waikiki Trolley and the bus also have stops in front of the hotel if you wish to travel a further.

Hotel Rates and Deadlines

A block of rooms have been set aside for conference attendees until March 13, 2024 at the group rate of $225 per night for single/double occupancy. Reservations made after this date will be on a space-available basis and may not be at the special ION rate. Please note that the room block does sell out quickly, so we strongly encourage you to make your hotel reservations early. Save $500 on your registration fees by staying at the conference hotel and providing your hotel confirmation number when you register for the conference.

  • Valet Parking available for overnight guests
  • Guestroom Internet: Complimentary for attendees booking within block

Government Rate Rooms

A limited number of government rate rooms are available for U.S. government employees (including MITRE, JPL and Aerospace employees). U.S. Government rates will be honored only for those persons travelling with U.S. Government travel orders and paying with a U.S. Government-issued credit card. Failure to provide these validations at check-in will result in your reservation being honored at the group rate. Government contractors and/or retired or non-active military personnel do not qualify for government rate rooms.

Save $500 on your registration fees by staying at the conference hotel.

All attendees who stay at the Hilton Waikiki will receive a $500 discount when registering for the conference. Your hotel confirmation number will be required during registration to claim this discount. 

Why Stay at the Official Conference Hotel?

The official conference hotel is the center of conference activities. It's a quick trip to get to the technical sessions, it provides opportunities for networking with conference attendees and it makes it easy to return to your room. That's obvious. But there are other reasons that you need to consider before you look at another hotel.

In return for the use of the hotel’s meeting facilities, the conference guarantees the hotel that that a certain percentage of attendees will stay in that hotel. The hotel generally discounts the rate for conference attendees from their normal charges.

If the conference does not meet the contracted sleeping room commitment, the conference must pay the hotel for these rooms anyway. Unfilled rooms can cost the conference thousands of dollars. Not only do these financial penalties hurt the current year’s conference, but the next conference in the series cannot negotiate as beneficial a hotel contract. In both cases the registration fee is then under pressure to increase unreasonably.

What if we don't contract for sleeping rooms? Attendees will pay more to stay at the conference hotel. The conference will incur additional expenses for meeting room rental fees, which would increase the cost of registration. Additionally, the hotel will not hold a block of rooms for attendees, which may leave some people quite a distance from the conference venue. In short, the conference ends up with higher expenses; many of those attending will pay a higher price for their hotel rooms, future conference registration fees will be pushed higher.

Why has the cost differential increased in for Pacific PNT if I don’t stay at the conference hotel? 

Especially in the time of COVID-19, competitive hotels make it difficult for groups to meet their obligations to the hotel to secure the meeting room space required to host the meeting. Please support the hotel, the conference and ION by staying at the conference hotel.