Hawai’i Hotel and Restaurant Show set to return in March

The second Hawai’i Hotel & Restaurant Show is set to return in March after a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The official show of the Hawai’i Lodging & Tourism Association and the Hawai’i Restaurant Association will be held March 30 and 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hawai’i Convention Center.

“With guidance from government and health authorities, we are delighted to plan the Hawai’i Hotel & Restaurant Show again this spring,” said Mufi Hannemann, president and CEO of HTLA, in a press release. “HLTA looks forward to continuing the Hawai’i Lodging & Tourism Association’s partnership with the Hawai’i Restaurant Association and Honolulu Star-Advertiser, ensuring that the 2022 show will enhance and consolidate our position as the premier trade show for the industry. hotels in the islands. “

Hannemann said the show’s sponsors include Sysco Hawai’i, UHA Health Insurance and the Indonesia Trade Promotion Center Los Angeles.

“By working closely with our partners, The Hawaii Newspaper is focused on delivering good news and information to the community,” said Dennis Francis, president and editor of Star-Advertiser. “We continue to assist HLTA and HRA in their ongoing recovery efforts and the return of this important industry event. The show is an all-inclusive resource bringing together the best of Hawaii and the Pacific. It cannot be missed by those who work in the industries concerned.

Organizers said the show is aimed at professionals and students in the accommodation, travel, hospitality and catering industries, including those employed by hotels, restaurants and related service companies.

Tom Jones, former president of the Hawai’i Restaurant Association and president and co-owner of REI Food Service LLC, dba Gyotaku Restaurants, said attendees can expect unique new products from vendors at seminars from training by industry experts, live demonstrations and the latest trends. in information technology.

“Hawaii’s restaurants and hospitality industry will emerge stronger than ever from the pandemic crisis,” Jones said. “We look forward to the second Hawai’i Hotel and Restaurant Show which will be a key indicator of Hawaii’s resilience.”

Admission is free but participants must pre-register online and be approved before arrival. Congress Center parking rates apply.

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