Sheraton Waikiki Completes Significant Ballroom and Banquet Updates
Sheraton Waikiki’s meetings and convention spaces have a new look, thanks to a $1.4 million project. The hotel features one of Oahu’s preeminent meeting and convention facilities with one of the largest hotel ballrooms in Waikiki.
Inspiration for the 100,000 square feet of new custom-designed carpet came from Hawaii’s archipelago and its importance to the Pacific region. The carpet design details ocean current-inspired charts, while the colors were inspired by the surrounding land, ocean and sky.
The carpet design also matches many of the cultural works of art housed at the Sheraton Waikiki, including the one-of-a-kind sand sculpture in the lobby and the mural in the Aloha Landing that depicts a lei being sewn. In addition to the new customized carpet, more than 200 gallons of paint and primer were used in the refresh.
The 1,636-room resort can hold groups of up to 2,500 attendees. The refreshed Hawaii Ballroom features nearly 26,000 square feet of meeting space. There are additional smaller breakout spaces and suites, several with spectacular ocean views.
Three thousand new banquet chairs are available to use in the upgraded ballroom. The ballroom foyer has also been re-furnished to create a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere. The entire second floor features state-of-the-art meeting technology. PSAV is the hotel’s in-house audio-visual supplier.
The Queen’s Health Systems (QHS), the leading healthcare company in the islands, was the first group to have a function in the new space, on Sept. 8. Its annual benefit dinner drew more than 1,000 of the organization’s stakeholders.
“We love that the Sheraton offers so many different types of venues and rooms for different types and sizes of parties,” said Tricia Fetui from QHS’ Fund Development Department. “From large corporate events to smaller more intimate events, Sheraton offers something for every budget and size.”
Sheraton Waikiki is committed to helping groups reduce their environmental footprint, and practices sustainability in-house, reducing energy consumption through planning and conservation of energy. The hotel’s food and beverage operations adhere to a “Farm-to-Table” concept, serving only the freshest local ingredients, ensuring distinctive culinary creations that offer the highest-quality products and sustainability. The teams now have more than $200,000 in state-of-the-art buffet equipment as part of the upgrades.
The property’s catering and event management team works with clients to customize each event, integrating company logos, images, welcome messages and any useful links that can be posted or e-mailed to attendees. The team also features members with proficiency in Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Korean languages.
In addition to the meeting facilities at the Sheraton Waikiki, groups can also use the event space available at its sister hotels, Moana Surfrider and Royal Hawaiian. All three hotels are within short walking distance from each other and all are within two miles of the Hawaii Convention Center.
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