Second Annual Hawaii Hotel & Restaurant Trade Show: April 15 and 16 at Hawaii Convention Center

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 will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, April 15 and 16 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Hawai‘i Convention Center (1801 Kalakaua Avenue). Showcasing the very best from Hawai‘i and beyond, professionals as well as students will experience the latest in lodging, hospitality and food service.

“Our highly successful inaugural Hawai‘i Hotel and Restaurant Show portends an even greater event this coming April,” said Mufi Hannemann, President and CEO of the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association. “The Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association’s partnership with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and the Hawai’i Restaurant Association ensures that 2020’s show will enhance and solidify our standing as having the premier hospitality trade show in the islands.”

“Mark your calendar! 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.

“Industry leaders won’t want to miss the networking and learning opportunities featured at this year’s Hawai’i Hotel and Restaurant Show,” 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 community 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.

To learn about sponsorship opportunities or apply for an exhibitor booth, call Star Events at (808) 529-4377 or visit for updates and more information.

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