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Conference Location, Headquarters Hotel, and Travel Information


Conference Location | Hotel Information | Travel Information | Local Area Information

CONFERENCE LOCATION


The 2009 NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Innovation Conference will be held at the:

Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii  96815
Phone: (808) 943-3500
Toll-Free: (800) 295-6603
Web site: www.hawaiiconvention.com

The Hawaii Convention Center combines the modern requirements of a state-of-the-art meeting facility with the beauty, comfort, and culture that are uniquely Hawaii. The Center is located approximately two miles from the Sheraton Waikiki, the Headquarters Hotel for the conference. The spirit of the Hawaii Convention Center is the spirit of Aloha – welcoming and serving all who visit the Center with unconditional Aloha.

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HEADQUARTERS HOTEL INFORMATION

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel
2255 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Phone: (808) 922-4422 (do not use this number for reservations)
Fax: (808) 923-8785
Web site: www.sheraton-waikiki.com

The Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, located in the hub of Waikiki’s business district, provides a variety of restaurants, shopping, and attractions for all budgets and tastes within walking distance. Some of the many services and amenities that are offered by the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel include:

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HOTEL RESERVATIONS


The Sheraton Waikiki Hotel has reserved a block of rooms at excellent rates for participants attending the 2009 NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Innovation Conference. To make your reservations you have the option of contacting the hotel directly or making reservations online.

Reservations by Phone:

The Sheraton Waikiki Hotel reservation telephone number is (800) 782-9488 (toll-free) or (808) 921-4611 (local). When making your reservations, be sure to reference the NSF CMMI Conference or NSF Group ID # 60442 to receive the group rates.

Online Reservations:

To access the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel online reservation system, click here and follow the prompts to reserve a room at the group rate.

The following important information applies to both phone and online reservations:

The group room rates listed below are per night, based on single and double occupancy and do not include applicable sales tax, which is currently 11.96%.

City/Mountain/Partial Ocean View Room $180.00
Ocean Front Room $205.00

You will be asked to provide the names of all guests occupying your room as there is a $75.00 fee per person for the third adult or more person(s) sharing one room (please note: children 17 and under are free when existing bedding is used).

The special guest room rates will be offered by the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel three (3) days prior and three (3) days after the conference dates for those who wish to enjoy Hawaii before the conference commences and/or stay after it concludes. You also may inquire about rates for suites and upgrades.

The reservation deadline is Friday, May 22, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. ET (Eastern Time). Reservations made after the cut-off date and time are subject to room availability and may be priced at the Hotel’s prevailing room rate, which can be significantly higher than the group room rate.

Please Note:
The Sheraton Waikiki requires a credit card number to guarantee your room reservation. In addition, the amount equal to one night’s stay is required to hold each guest’s reservation. However, this deposit is refundable by the hotel if a reservation is canceled at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to arrival.

All hotel reservations are the guest’s responsibility. Hotel confirmations will be sent to you by the hotel. Please contact the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel directly to make any changes to your reservations.

In the event that a guest checks out prior to the reserved check-out date, an early departure fee of one half of the room rate will be charged to the guest’s credit card.  To avoid this fee, the hotel must be advised of any changes to your planned departure date at or before check-in.

Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

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TRAVEL INFORMATION

Airport

Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oahu is the major aviation gateway for the State of Hawaii. It is the primary hub for domestic overseas and inter-island flights and is currently one of three State airports accommodating international flights. Honolulu International Airport also functions as a joint military-civilian airport sharing airfield facilities with Hickam Air Force Base.

23 major domestic carriers (such as American, United, Continental, Delta, and Northwest) and 16 international carriers serve Oahu. When shopping for the best flight values, consider visiting the numerous online discount travel Web sites.

Ground Transportation

The Sheraton Waikiki Hotel is located on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, just 9 miles and approximately 30 minutes from Honolulu International Airport.

Ground Transportation options to and from the hotel and airport include the following: 

Airport Waikiki Express

Operated by Roberts Hawaii, the Airport Waikiki Express Shuttle Service offers 24-hour service from Honolulu International Airport to Waikiki hotels and back. Shuttle service to the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel does not require a reservation. The shuttle stops every 20 minutes in the median area outside of baggage claim. Follow the yellow “Airport Shuttle” signs to the nearest pickup location. Waikiki Express Shuttle staff are positioned outside baggage claim for assistance.

A reservation is required to schedule a return shuttle to the Honolulu International Airport by calling (808) 954-8652 or (866) 898-2519 at least 48 hours in advance. The fare for adults one-way is $9.00, and round-trip is $15.00. Each passenger is allowed two pieces of baggage and one carry-on bag for no extra fee.

Ilima Waikiki Tours and Transportation

This transportation service uses mid-to-large size vans that seat up to 20-25 passengers. It makes stops at all four Sheraton Hotels in Waikiki. The estimated travel time from the airport is 35-55 minutes depending upon traffic conditions, passenger count, and number of stops. The fare is $10.00 per person. Reservations are recommended and can be made via e-mail to ilima@ilimatours.com or by calling toll free (800) 713-0146 (from U.S. only).

Public City Transportation – “The Bus” Service

Buses 19 and 20 arrive at designated areas at the Honolulu International Airport approximately every 30 minutes depending on the route number. They travel eastbound from the airport, then to Kalihi Kai (via Nimitz Highway), downtown Honolulu, the Honolulu Civic Center, Ala Moana Shopping Center, and ends in Waikiki; with stops along Kalakaua Avenue and a block away from the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. The fare is $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for seniors, $1.00 for children and students (up to age 17), and children under the age of 6 ride for free. Route information can be obtained by calling (808) 848-5555 or online at http://www.thebus.org/. For customer service, call (808) 848-4500.

Department of Veterans Affairs

Courtesy vehicle transportation for military personnel and veterans can be arranged with prior notification by calling (808) 433-0164 or via fax to (808) 433-0378.

Taxis

Fares from the airport to Sheraton Waikiki Hotel during non-rush hour periods range from $35.00-$40.00; limo fares may be higher. A variety of taxi lines serve the Honolulu International Airport. Taxi fares are standardized among all major companies in Oahu and comparable to most major U.S. city rates.

The following taxi/limo services are offered throughout Oahu:

Akamai Cab Co. – (808) 944-3400 Sida Taxi – (808) 836-0011
Aloha State Cab – (808) 847-3566 Star Taxi – (808) 942-7827
Charley’s Taxi – (808) 531-1333 The Cab – (808) 422-2222
City Taxi – (808) 524-2121 Elite Limousine Service – (808) 735-2431
Coast Taxi – (808) 261-3755 Hawaii Car Service LLC – (808) 926-4444
Royal Hawaiian Taxi – (808) 223-1773 Cloud 9 Limousine, Inc. – (808) 524-7999

Rental Cars

Rental car counters are located on the lower level of the airport terminal.

Rental Car Companies
(click on the company logo to be taken to their site)

Local Phone Number

Toll-Free Reservation Number

Avis

(808) 834-5536

(888) 897-8448

Budget

(808) 836-1700

(800) 527-7000

Dollar

(808) 831-2331

(800) 800-4000

Hertz

(808) 831-3500

(800) 654-3131

National

(808) 831-3800

(800) 227-7368

Enterprise

 (808) 836-2213

(800) 325-8007


Travel Discounts


The following discounts are made available to conference attendees for airfare and car rentals:

Hawaiian AirlinesHawaiian Airlines is offering a 5% discount off their lowest webfares for travel from now until December 31, 2009. Please book your tickets online at https://www.hawaiianair.com/affiliate/affiliate.aspx?affcode=NEES.

Continental Airlines is pleased to offer special discounts up to 15% off for conference attendees.  Book online at www.continental.com and enter the Offer Code ZFGXAMJDRL in the Offer Code box when searching for flights.

Hertz Rental Car is offering conference attendees exclusive meeting discount rates.  Please go to www.hertz.com to book online with discount code CV# 022Q4266 or call Hertz directly at (800) 654-2240 or (405) 749-4434.

Driving Directions to the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel:


Eastbound (From Honolulu International Airport): Take Nimitz Highway to Ala Moana Boulevard, and then turn right onto Kalakaua Avenue.

Westbound: Start out Southwest on Hawaii Loa Street toward Kawaikui Place. Turn right onto HI-72/Kalanianaole Highway. HI-72/Kalanianaole Highway becomes Interstate H 1 West/Lunalilo Freeway West. Take the Kapiolani Boulevard exit, Exit 25B. Merge onto Kapiolani Blvd. Turn Left onto Kalakaua Avenue.

Southbound: Take Pali Highway/HI-61 South toward HI-61 South/Pali Highway/Downtown. Take the I-H1 East ramp. Merge onto Interstate H1 E. Take the Punahou Street exit, Exit 23. Turn right onto Punahou Street. Turn right onto south Beretania Street. Turn left onto Kalakaua Avenue.

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LOCAL AREA INFORMATION


For more information about Waikiki and Honolulu, please visit the links below:

Oahu Visitors Bureau
www.visit-oahu.com
Phone: (808) 524-0722
Toll-free: (877) 525-6248
This is a great resource for information about the latest happenings on the island.

Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
www.cochawaii.com
Phone: (808) 545-4300
The chamber is always a good source of “around town” information.

Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB)
www.gohawaii.com
Toll-free: (800) 464-2924
HVCB is an excellent resource for Oahu and encompasses the entire state of Hawaii.

Dining
www.honolulu.diningguide.com

Shopping
www.honolulu.worldweb.com/Shopping/

Weather (up to the minute!)
www.hawaiiweathertoday.com or http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/


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