Festival Site Updates
April 25, 2019
Aloha Feastgoers! Here is some more detailed information about housing at the Fairmont Orchid (all of the following rates do not include tax):
$205 per night – Garden view
$235 per night – Partial ocean view
$265 per night – Ocean view
$535 per night – Garden view suite
$635 per night – Ocean view suite
$1,065 per night – Ocean front suite
$365 per night – *Gold garden view
$465 per night – *Gold ocean view
$515 per night – *Gold premium ocean view
*Gold level provides access to the concierge lounge with complimentary beverages, breakfast, afternoon appetizers and honor bar.
As a reminder, early housing reservations begin Monday, May 6, and regular housing reservations begin Monday, May 13.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
We will be returning to the Big Island of Hawaii this year for the Feast, meeting at the Fairmont Orchid, a hotel and resort about a half hour north of the city of Kona. This is a very popular resort area on the “dry side” of the Big Island.
This area north of Kona, on the west side of the largest of the Hawaiian Islands, is the world-famous Kohala Coast. We will be returning to the four-star Fairmont Orchid, which hosted us in 2017.
The Fairmont Orchid is located on over 33 acres of lush, tropical oceanfront grounds that include not only the resort with its seven restaurants, but also a private bay with a children’s beach, two championship golf courses, a fitness center, spa, 10 tennis courts, pools, gardens and coastal hiking trails through a historical park.
We are expecting between 300 and 400 to attend the Feast on the Big Island this year. All of our services and meetings will be held in the ballroom at the resort, where we have reserved a large block of rooms at deeply discounted rates.
The hotel is offering us complimentary meeting space for our services and activities if most attendees stay at the hotel. Those staying at the hotel will help save the Church thousands of dollars in rental fees, and we appreciate your support in reserving rooms and staying at the hotel during the Feast.
There is plenty to do and see on the Big Island—sightseeing, shopping, fine dining, ocean water sports and beaches abound. Organized Feast activities will include Family Day on the beach, a teen beach party, a young adult kayaking and snorkeling excursion, a family sailing and snorkeling adventure, and a traditional Hawaiian luau.
You will find plenty of helpful information and pictures on our Facebook page—COGWA FOT – Kohala Coast, HI. We look forward to seeing you on the Big Island! Aloha!
Fragrance-controlled room available: No.
Tax rate for accommodations: 14.416 percent.
Closest airport: Kona (KOA), 23 miles.