WAIKIKI, Hawaii -- The Hilton Hawaiian Village here added a
comprehensive 24-hour business center and is renovating and adding
The hotel also is constructing a $95 million, 453-room tower,
called the Kalia Tower, that will have three meeting rooms and
guest rooms catering to business travelers.
"The Kalia tower will have a walkway to the Coral Ballroom that
we are renovating right now, so the ballroom will be really easy
for people to get to," said Roberta Rinker-Ludloff, area director
of marketing for Hilton Resorts Hawaii.
Earlier this summer, the Xerox Business Center opened in the
ground level of the Diamond Head Tower.
The center offers Internet access; copy services; equipment
rental, including copiers, printers, fax machines, computers,
pagers and cellular phones; mailing services; overnight delivery;
word processing services, and office supplies.
In September, the Hilton Hawaiian Village finished adding new
carpet and wall coverings to its 16,000-square-foot Tapa Ballroom.
The ballroom also was fitted with high-speed T1 Internet lines.
At the entrance to the ballroom, an existing staircase was
removed to make the space larger. That area is called the Palace
The Hilton's biggest ballroom, the Coral Ballroom, is undergoing
an addition of 4,524 square feet that will bring its total space to
24,524 square feet when it is finished in December.
Although the Hawaii Convention Center has a larger ballroom in
terms of square feet at 35,000, Rinker-Ludloff noted the Hilton's
ballroom is allowed to hold more people because it has more fire
For more information on the Hilton's meeting spaces, call (808)