Travel to Hawaii


The 2019 National Symposium will take place in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. The Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) is serviced by international airlines with direct flights from as far away as New York and Boston. 


For the Hawaii Symposium, Docomomo US is partnering with Hawaiian Airlines and is pleased to offer Docomomo US members a 5% off discount on all transpacific web fares. Travelers should use THIS LINK and code Docomomo when purchasing Hawaiian Airlines flights.


Getting Around/Ride Sharing

Docomomo US is pleased to be partnering with LYFT for the 2019 Symposium. Existing Lyft Riders receive 20% off discount (code: DOCOMOMO) or New Lyft Riders receive up to $20 in ride credits (code: DOCOMOMO20). Discounts are valid for September 23rd through the 30th.

Public transportation is available throughout the Honolulu area.

Directions and parking information is available on the Schedule page for each of the different venues.



We have two maps available showing important Symposium locations. The downloadable map is also included in the program. 

Downloadable PDF map

Google map 



Hotel Accommodations

Waikiki is the historic home to the majority of Oahu's hotels and resorts. Famous for its beaches, every hotel room is just two or three blocks away from the ocean (if it’s not directly on the beach). With so many rich and historic examples, Docomomo US is offering discounts to a variety of hotels during the Symposium week.

The SurfJack Hotel and Swim Club

The original midcentury boutique hotel has established itself as one of Waikiki’s most sought after experiences for art, music and cultural events. This design-centric outpost quickly built a following among locals and visitors alike for its iconic “Wish you were here!” pool, boutique coffee bar Olive & Oliver and acclaimed Oahu born Chef Ed Kenney’s restaurant, Mahina & Sun’s. More can be found on the SurfJack website.

The Surfjack is a Mauna Loa sponsor and is the preferred hotel of the symposium. The hotel is offering the following perks to guests who book with them: 

  • Exclusive Surfjack tote bag with Surfjack Goodies for hotel residents (limited to 30)
  • On-site convenience for the cocktail club and VIP night 
  • Exclusive Midcentury Waikiki walking tour map  
  • Guests of the Surfjack will have a guided tour of Waikiki and Gold Coast hosted by their team, utilizing the printed Walking tour pamphlet

SurfJack, One room bungalow, 247 USD per night

Start Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
End Date: Monday, September 30, 2019


Use promo code DOCO to reserve online: LINK



The Laylow

Recently renovated and operated by Marriott, the Laylow is centrally located with an upscale midcentury modern vibe. With gorgeous rooms furnished with midcentury-inspired furniture, this hip oasis includes a beautiful, bamboo-screened pool, a restaurant and coffee bar, fire pits, and live music, perched two stories above Waikiki’s lively Kuhio Street.

The Laylow, Autograph Collection for 229 USD - 249 USD per night

Start Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
End Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Last Day to Book: Monday, August 26, 2019


Reserve online LINK



Relive the opening of Hawaii Five-0 with this 1964 John Graham-designed midcentury classic, located on the west end of Waikiki. Full of vintage charm, this famed hotel’s studio rooms come with either ocean or mountain views and open interiors that usher in the cool Hawaiian breeze.

Ilikai, Luxury Jr Suite Mountain View, 220 USD per night
Ilikai, Luxury Jr Suite Ocean View, 250 USD per night

Start Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
End Date: Monday, September 30, 2019


Reservations can be made directly with Aqua-Aston Hospitality Central Reservations by telephone at 1/855-747-0755 (toll free). Reference the Group Booking Code: DOCOMOMO when making reservations. The Hotel will require a credit card deposit at the time of making the reservation (2 Night Room & Tax) to hold each room. Deposits are refundable if notice is given at least 72 hours prior to arrival date and a cancellation number is obtained.


Reserve online LINK


Queen Kapiolani

Designed by Ernest Hara in 1969, this newly renovated hotel is just a block from the beach and features a large, third-floor open-air pool and restaurant that offers stunning views of Diamond Head. Laid back yet sophisticated, the Queen Kapiolani is perfect for those looking for a dose local history, charm, and comfort.


Queen Kapiolani Standard, 175 USD per night
Queen Kapiolani Ocean View King, 275 USD per night 
Queen Kapiolani Jr. Suite Diamond Head View King, 415 USD per night

Start Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
End Date: Saturday, September 29, 2019
Last Day to Book: Friday, July 26, 2019

Group room rates are applicable three (3) nights prior and three (3) nights after the Official Program Dates subject to Hotel availability at the time of booking.


Reservation link now available. Promo Code: DOCOUS


East West Center: Hale Manoa (dorms)

Designed by I.M. Pei, Hale Manoa is a 13-story dormatory on the East-West Center campus. Single dorm rooms include WiFi and shared bathroom/toilet facilities. Stay in paradise for a fraction of the cost. 

Hale Manoa, Single dorm room w/shared bathroom, 33 USD per night

Persons interested in housing can write, fax, call or email the request. All rooms are based on availability.

East-West Center
1711 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848
Phone: 808-944-7805 
Fax: 808-944-7790
Grp Res #: 134254