1) How can I get from the airport to my hotel/the University campus?
Graduate students in our department will be providing rides for students from the airport to the place where they will be staying during the conference. For some, that may mean a local hotel, while others may choose to stay on campus at the East West Center (see below). If you wish to be picked up at the airport, please notify us know as soon as your flight itinerary is confirmed.
2) Where can I stay during the conference?
The best option for most students is the East West Center, conveniently located on the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa campus, and also the cheapest short-term housing available. Hale Kuahine and Hale Mānoa provide dorm-style accommodation (shared bathrooms and kitchen) for $27/night (single) or $37/night (double). Lincoln Hall is more like a hotel, with private bathrooms, television, and housekeeping. Lincoln Hall’s rates are $52/night for a standard studio with double bed, or $64/night for a corner studio with two double beds. For more information, see: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/?id=833.
For those who prefer to stay amid the bright lights of Waikiki and downtown Honolulu, here are some of our recommendations:
'Ewa Hotel Waikiki
Standard single--$70, 1 single bed
Standard twin -$75, 2 twin beds
One bedroom suite -$130
Ocean Resort Hotel Waikiki
Standard room - $85-99 (depending on ocean or city view), 1 queen or 2 twin beds
Studio w/ kitchenette - $105-125 (depending on view), 1 king or two double beds
Queen Kapi'olani Hotel
Basic room, $99-200 (depending on view), 1 king or 2 double beds
If none of these recommendations suit you, then please feel free to find one on your own.
3) Will there be food at the conference?
During the conference continental breakfast and lunch boxes will be provided for all confirmed participants. In addition, there will be a dinner reception on the opening night, Thursday, March 8th and a cookout at the beach on Saturday, March 10th. On Friday, March 9th UH Manoa graduate students will accompany visiting students to local eateries.
There are also many inexpensive options available in the University area. You will receive more information about these options in your welcome packet when you arrive.
4) How do I get around?
TheBus is a great option for getting around Honolulu, and while taxis are available they are a little pricier. Look for specific transportation information in your welcome packet when you arrive.
5) What can I do for fun?
If you need recommendations for what to do, our graduate students will be happy to provide you with suggestions on the island we call home. Just approach one of us at the conference, and ask! If there is interest, there may be a group hike or beach trip on the Sunday following the conference.
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