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Wrap your meeting, retreat or corporate gathering in warm aloha hospitality and Hawaiian luxury. Gather on the grassy pointe along the Big Island’s wild Kohala Coast. Treat the board to a private torch-lit dinner on the sand under the coconut grove or stage an oceanside golf tournament at one of the world’s most picturesque courses. Retreat to our 32-acre waterfront refuge or indulge your top-performing team with hula, lei and ukulele lessons led by our personable cultural ambassadors. 

Our exclusive oasis offers the best in authentic Hawaiian culture, island-style mind-body wellness and classic outdoor adventure on one tropical-paradise, flower-filled property. Choose from 18 elegant meeting rooms and private salons, with 110,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor space — from green gardens and manicured courtyards facing the Pacific to sophisticated boardrooms and ballrooms. Of course all include the latest in modern technology and A/V capability, served by our Business Center, not to mention easy access to the hotel’s fragrant gardens and courtyards.

We’ve been hosting glamorous, one-of-a-kind business events for 50 years and counting. Let’s weave a little island magic into your signature event!

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Whether you’re thinking sunset cocktails garnished with hibiscus by the pool, a spectacular conference showcased in our chandelier-lit ballroom or a formal sit-down banquet for 200 on the plantation estate lawn, our dynamic team of experienced event specialists will put together something beautiful, original and seamless. Our professionals listen carefully to your needs and offer inspired, thoughtful solutions showcasing the latest global trends — always infused with our island heritage and aloha spirit.

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Match your sales meeting, conference, executive retreat or product launch to our ballrooms, boardrooms, private beach and amphitheater under the stars — unique on the Kohala Coast. Fairmont Orchid has 32,000 square feet of indoor space over two levels and 76,000 outdoors. Present in the 14,000-square-foot Grande Ballroom, with private entrance. Lead break-out sessions in one of six intimate Flower Rooms. Gather by the waterfall in the lush garden and celebrate overlooking the lawn, pool and aquamarine ocean.

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Fresh, local and seasonal are the pillars driving our exquisite, island-based banquet menus. Keep the creative brainstorms going with enticing meeting snacks like papaya-ginger scones, made-to-order macadamia nut crunch streusel, guava smoothies and lilikoi limeade. Lunch on grilled ahi poke with taro potato chips and Waimea field greens. Gather guests at a colorful dinner buffet of lobster, grass-fed tenderloin and sushi or relaxed beach barbecue, or sit down to a feast of lu’au-worthy Kalua pork with tamari-glazed grilled pineapple and papaya-mint salad. Our inventive kitchen and catering team tantalize with island flavors deftly prepared with local flair and artistry.

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Bathe your gala in a moody blue, add evocative environmental sounds or concert-quality music. Create a themed reception or capture the company awards ceremony with Oscar-caliber videographers behind the lens. We partner with the best meeting and events specialists to produce gatherings customized to your brand and business aims. Our exclusive partner PSAV, the industry leader in conference technology, provides all A/V and smart tech infrastructure, and supports all corporate events from conceptualization to final good-byes. Let our team know how we can elevate your engagement.

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Take advantage of our 360-degree-tour technology to see exactly what our grounds, rooms, restaurants, amenities and tropical island outdoor spaces look like to get a solid sense of exactly where you’d like to stage your meeting, conference, retreat, party or corporate gathering. Take a look today!

360° Tour


Get started planning your event with these detailed layouts and floor plans of our many dramatic outdoor reception, gala and activity spaces, and stylish indoor meeting salons, ballrooms and boardrooms. Peruse capacity, services and amenities, plus special features and images, as well. Download floor plans and create custom diagrams using your specifications.

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With our digital platform, Passkey, you can manage your group reservations independently and easily.

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