Conference Accommodations & Information
Uncharted Terrain: The Challenge of Re–Imagining Traveling to the Past
The 109th Annual Meeting of the
Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association
August 04th – 06th 2016
Waikoloa Beach Marriott, Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii
We look forward to welcoming you to the 109th annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association. All activities associated with the conference will take place at the conference hotel, the Waikoloa Beach Marriott, 69–275 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738.
For PCB–AHA attendees, a block of rooms has been reserved until July 4, 2016, at the conference hotel at special group rates of: $150 (Garden View Room) and $175 (Run of Ocean View Room), plus tax, and a $15 Resort Fee (plus tax) per night (see Resort Activity Passport information below), for single or double occupancy. These rates will be made available to event attendees for three days before and after the Official Program dates on a space– and rate–available basis.
Maximum Room Occupancy is four persons. Charges for a third/fourth person are $45 per person per night, except for children (18 years old and under) when accompanied by a paying adult.
Hotel Cancellation Policy: Cancellations within 30 days prior to arrival will be charged full penalty on all nights.
Hotel Reservation Cut–off Date: Make your hotel reservation early, but no later than July 4, to take advantage of the special rates. Please be advised, the block of rooms may sell out well before the cut–off date. Due to the advance travel planning required for travel to Hawai’i this cut–off date will Not be extended.
Alternatively, you may call: (877) 622–3140 or (800) 266–9432.
Please be advised that the group block at the conference hotel is nearly fully booked. While a small number of rooms in our group block remain available on select nights between July 31–August 9, 2016, these may sell out as well. See the Hotel Reservation Update Information section below for more information.
The Resort Activity Passport is a mandatory fee and includes:
- Daily Self–Parking
- Unlimited In–Room Internet Access
- International Long Distance Calls (30 minutes per day)
- Local, Inter–Island, Toll Free Connect & Long Distance Calls to the US & Canada
- Blink Photography — 30 minute Photo Session with 5x7 Souvenir
- Daily Hawaiian Cultural Activity
- Luau — 20% discount off regular Luau prices
- Enterprise Car Rental — 15% off Daily Rental (online or directly with the Enterprise Desk)
- Daily One Hour Ocean Sports Snorkel Equipment Rental for 2
Hotel Reservation Update Information
Please be advised that the group block at the conference hotel is nearly fully booked. While a small number of rooms in our group block remain available on select nights between July 31–August 9, 2016, these may sell out as well. The Waikoloa Beach Marriott will continue to add rooms to the block should they become available through cancellations—so you may want to check back from time to time to see if the nights you wanted have become available. However, we have identified the following alternate accommodations nearby:
A special rate of $199 plus tax/night has been reserved for PCB–AHA conference participants at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, located at 68–1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast, HI 86743–9796, about a five mile drive to the conference hotel, for the nights of August 1–8, 2016.
The Hotel has noted the group as: “Pacific Coast Branch Meeting.” Should you call in—(808) 885–6622—please refer to this meeting. Or you may use the following link to make reservations: Mauna Lani Bay Hotel Online Reservations.
Please note: the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows requires a two night deposit at time of booking. Cancellations received within 14 days of arrival are subject to a two–night cancellation fee. A fee of $25 (plus tax) is assessed per room per night and covers: valet or self–parking, basic internet, local and toll–free calls, snorkeling equipment, a beach cabana, fitness club access and other amenities and discounts to enhance your stay. Please book your accommodations as soon as possible, as rooms available at this rate may sell out.
The Waikoloa Beach Marriott has contracted a number of guest room blocks with several online wholesalers. If you would like to find a room in the conference hotel outside of the PCB–AHA group block, you may check with these sellers and make arrangements through them. Please note that the hotel will be unable to make adjustments to the reservations you make through these external websites: hotels.com; expedia; orbits; and priceline.
If you are interested in booking a nearby vacation condo rental, please go to the website: www.waikoloabeachresort.com, choose “Accommodations” to see a list of local condo rentals.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference in August.