The Hilton Hawaiian Village is located about 20 minutes from Honolulu International Airport (HNL).
Ground transportation is available via taxis, bus and shuttle.
Typical Minimum Charge:
Super Shuttle: $9.00 USD Taxi: $30.00 USD
For pre-arranged transportation, please contact:
Oahu Airport Shuttle 808-681-8181
Airport Island Shuttles 800-624-9554
Cloud 9 Limousine 800-524-7999
Average Temperature in December: High 82F 28 C/ Low 68F 20 C
Time Zone: Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST)
Tipping: Customary for taxi drivers, hotel bell staff, housekeeping, restaurant wait staff.
Traveling to Hawaii is as close as an American can get to visiting another country while staying within the United States. Oahu - where Honolulu and Waikiki are - is the third largest Hawaiian island and has 75% of the state's population. Honolulu is the perfect place to experience the state's indigenous culture, the hundred years of immigration that resulted in today's blended society and the tradition of aloha. The museums and historic and cultural sites will ground you, at least a bit, in Hawaii history. The widest range of restaurants as well as the best nightlife scene in the Islands is here, too.
What can I do on Oahu?
●ىTake a surfing lesson on Waikiki Beach
●ىWatch world-class surfers charge the big waves on the North Shore
●ىPay your respects at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor
●ىMarvel at the American Florentine architecture of Iolani Palace
● Dress up and experience downtown nightlife and art galleries
For more information, visit:ىىhttp://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/hawaii/honolulu-and-oahu/ى
Tuesday 1 December
Coral Ballroom 3
Celebrate with your colleagues at this biannual event honoring the achievements of the IEEE and IEEE Communications Society members. This event is included with the full conference registration.
Tuesday 1 December
Interact with exhibitors amidst the Exhibits! Join us as we kick off the IEEE GLOBECOM 2009 Expo. This event is included with the conference registration fee. Accompanying guests are welcome to attend.
Wednesday 2 December
Join the IEEE GLOBECOM 2009 Committee for a relaxing evening of fine dining and entertainment. This event is included with the full conference registration.
Coffee breaks will be held in the Exhibit Hall / Coral Ballroom 5 on Wednesday, 2 December and Thursday, 3 December at 9:45 - 10:15 and 16:00 - 16:30.ى Don't miss the opportunity to network and win special prizes.ى You must be present to win.
Companions are invited to begin their daily activities in the Companion Hospitality room with coffee and a pastry.ى Suite #430 in the Tapa Tower has been assigned as the Guest Hospitality Suite.ى Meet your friends prior to one of the daily tours or to make your plans for the day.
Internet stations are located in the Coral Lounge and Exhibit Hall and will be open during registration hours.ى IEEE GLOBECOM 2009 will offer free wireless access.ى Additionally, guest rooms at the hotel have data ports and are equipped with high-speed internet access for an additional charge from the hotel.
SPEAKER READY ROOM
An area of the Coral Lounge is set aside for the Speaker Ready Room.ى The area is available for authors to rehearse Monday - Friday from 7:00 - 17:00 for any presenters who wish to rehearse and prepare for their presentations.
STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS
Student Travel Grant Recipients can pick up their certificates at the Registration Desk during registration hours.
GENERAL ATTENDEE INFORMATION
The full-service 24-hour Xerox Business Services Center at the Hilton Hawaiian Village is located on the Ground Floor of Diamond Head Tower.
The Post Office is open Monday - Saturday from 8:00 - 16:00 and closed daily from 12:00 - 13:00.
Please be sure to take the time to fill out the forms.ى We value your feedback.ى You will receive an email after the conference for the overall evaluation of the event.
This is part of the American way of life, based on the principle that you should pay for any special service.
Here are some examples:ى bartenders:ى 10%-15%; bellhops:ى at least $3.50 per bag or $5-$8 for a lot of baggage; taxi drivers:ى 15% of the fare; airport attendants:ى $3.50 per bag or $5-$8 for a lot of baggage; valet parking attendants:ى $2.