2018 Western Neurosurgical Society Meeting

The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
Kohala Coast, HI
September 14-17, 2018
For our 64th annual meeting, we return to the Kohala Coast on the big island of Hawaii, this time for our first visit to the Fairmont Orchid Hawaii resort. The resort is adjacent to the Mauna Lani hotel where we have met 4 times in the past so many of our members will be familiar with the area.

Fairmont Orchid Hawaii is a Four Diamond resort hotel featuring an award-winning Spa, a 10,000 square foot ocean side pool, six restaurants, beach club, year-round children's program, golf, fitness center and tennis pavilion.

We have negotiated room rates to include a Fairmont garden view room for $269/night, Partial Ocean View rooms for $279 and Ocean View rooms for $299. Taxes will add 14.4% to each room’s daily cost. All rooms the same size and same amenities of complimentary Wi-Fi access, 42” LCD HD television with built in media hub and iPod adapter, refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker, spacious marble bathroom with separate shower and bathtub, and a private furnished lanai.

The $30/night resort fee has been waived for our group but we still will enjoy the amenities of unlimited basic internet access in guest rooms and resort public areas, self-parking for one vehicle per room, any local, domestic long distance and 1-800 access calls from your guest room, nightly housekeeping turndown service with bottled water for each registered guest, 24 hour access to the fitness center, on-demand shuttle transportation within the Mauna Lani Resort area, one-hour snorkel equipment rental (based on two sets per room, per day) and various cultural hikes including one to the nearby petroglyph field, lei making ocean side on a grassy knoll, Hawaiian outrigger canoe paddling in the open ocean, stand up paddle boarding in the bay and snorkeling adventures.

The resort is 22 miles form the Kona airport along highway 19. A shared shuttle from the airport to the Orchid (goairportshuttle.com) is about $125 plus tips for 2 persons round trip while a cab (dakinetaxi.com—minivan or SUV) for up to 6 folks is $75 one-way plus tip. Renting a full-size car at the airport will run you $270/week (Dollar). Rental cars available at the Orchid.

The resort has a Keiki Aloha children's program designed to enhance your keiki's (child's) Hawaiian vacation experience. Children between 5-12 can take part on a daily basis with a half day (9-12) costing $85 and a full day (9-4) going for $105. There is also a Keiki kid friendly cuisine at Brown's Beach House, Hale Kai Restaurant, Norio's Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, and Luana Lounge. Children five years of age and under eat for free when ordering from the Keiki Menu and dining with a registered adult guest. Children 6-12 years of age can order from the Keiki Menu or order a half portion from the regular dining menu with 50% off menu pricing.

Afternoon activities including golf and tennis are being arranged and details TBA. A link to reserve a room will be posted in our Winter newsletter.

Afternoon activities including golf and tennis are being arranged and details TBA. A link to reserve a room is https://aws.passkey.com/go/wns2018 You will be required to make a deposit consisting of the cost of two room nights plus taxes.

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