HONOLULU – Official trade show of the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association (HLTA) and Hawai‘i Restaurant Association (HRA), the second annual Hawai‘i Hotel & Restaurant Show is being postponed until later this summer at the Hawai‘i Convention Center (1801 Kalakaua Avenue).
“Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we are postponing our annual trade show for a few months,” said Mufi Hannemann, President and CEO of the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association. “The safety of our members, attendees and the general public are our first priority. We look forward to continuing the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association’s partnership with Honolulu Star-Advertiser and the Hawai’i Restaurant Association, ensuring that 2020’s show will enhance and solidify our standing as having the premier hospitality trade show in the islands.”
“Keep your calendar open and stay tuned for updated information. The Second Annual Hawai’i Hotel and Restaurant Show promises to be an even bigger success than last year. The show will present new and unique products from even more vendors. Guests can also expect relevant educational seminars by industry experts, live demonstrations, the latest trends in information technology and quality operations.” said Tom Jones, Chairman of the Hawai‘i Restaurant Association and President & Co-Owner of REI Food Service, LLC dba Gyotaku Restaurants.
“With an overabundance of caution, we look forward to announcing the event’s new date as soon as possible. Showcasing the very best from Hawai‘i and beyond, professionals as well as students will experience the latest in lodging, hospitality and food service,” said Dennis Francis, President and Publisher of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. “This event is an all-inclusive resource bringing the best of Hawai’i and the Pacific Rim together. We are pleased that a portion of the show proceeds will again support HLTA and HRA education funds.”
The Hawai‘i Hotel & Restaurant Show is for professionals and students in the lodging, travel, hospitality and food service industries including those employed by hotels, restaurants and related service companies.
Admission is free but attendees must pre-register online and be approved prior to arrival. Convention Center parking rates apply. Trolley shuttle service will also be available between a selection of Waikiki hotels and the convention center.
For event updates and to learn about sponsorship opportunities or apply for an exhibitor booth, call Star Events at (808) 529-4377 or visit HawaiiHotelAndRestaurantShow.Com for updates and more information.See More News