Located within the 3,200-acre Mauna Lani Resort, the Fairmont Orchid Hawai'i is an excellent starting point for Big Island adventures, offers luxurious accommodations and is approximately 22 miles from Keahole-Kona International Airport. Local attractions include golfing, located adjacent to the resort, and Kailua-Kona, located 29 miles away.
The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii's most extravagant feature is the Spa Without Walls—a series of open-air massage houses located by streams, waterfalls, the ocean and tropical gardens. The resort also offers an extensive excursion program. From botanical tours, snorkeling, surfing and fitness classes to Hawai'ian arts and crafts classes, the Fairmont Orchid Activity Package can provide guests with the tours and equipment of their choice. Those that wish to get the blood pumping onsite may plunge into the 10,000 square foot swimming pool and lava whirlpools, or work on their game on one of the 10 tennis courts. Be sure not to miss the sea turtles, swimming ashore each afternoon. Other amenities include a business center, secretarial services, cell phone rentals, babysitting services, gift shops, laundry services, safe deposit boxes and a 24-hour resort shuttle. Dining options include island cuisine at Brown's Beach House, fine dining at the Grill, breakfast at the Orchid Court, and Norio's Sushi Bar and Restaurant. Beverages are served at Kahakai Bar, the Ocean Bar, the Sunset Terrace and the Paniolo Lounge and Polo Bar, also featuring billiards and board games.
ABI has arranged for a special rate of $229 per night, run of house. Local Kama'aina rates are available at $179 per night. (Proof of residency required.) Reservations must be made with the resort by July 11, 2010. Reservations may be made only once you have registered with ABI. Upon payment of the conference registration fees, you will receive hotel reservation information with your conference confirmation. Rooms are held on a first-come first served basis. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the special-rated ABI block is filled.
AIR: Kona International Airport at Keyhole
American Airlines is the preferred provider for ABI Travel. For fare and schedule information and to make reservations, please visit www.aa.com or call American Airlines Meeting Services at (800) 433-1790 and use promotion code A9280AA.
Avis car rental discounts are available using Avis Worldwide discount number T312999. Call (800) 331-1600 or book online at www.avis.com.
Directions from Kona International Airport:
Turn left at the stoplight exiting the Kona International Airport on to Queen Ka`ahumanu Highway #19.
Remain on Highway #19 for 19.5 miles.
The entrance to Mauna Lani Resort is located on your left (on the ocean side) of the highway. There is a noticeable coconut grove on the left.
Enter the resort on Mauna Lani Drive and proceed for about a mile to the roundabout (traffic circle).
Enter the circle, yielding to traffic.
Take the first right turn/cut-off, which is North Kaniku Drive.
Stay on North Kaniku Drive until you reach the main entrance to The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii at the end of the drive.
Attire is casual throughout the conference.
All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing by July 23, 2010. No refunds will be made if notice is received after July 23, although substitutions will be allowed. Upon written request within 30 days of the conference, a coupon for 20% of the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the cancelling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference.
Approval for approximately 9 hours of CLE credit, inlcuding 1.5 hours of ethics, is available. 10.5 hours of CPE, inlcuding 1.5 hours of ethics is also available. Mark the appropriate box on the registration form. California MCLE-ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 9 hours, of which 1.5 hours will apply to legal ethics.
**ABI offers intermediate-advanced level courses, which have no prerequisites for attendance. ABI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Ave. North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417, or www.nasba.org. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800. ABI acknowledges that in some instances there will be persons who need to attend an educational seminar for CLE credit who are not able to pay full registration fees. ABI will handle such instances on a case-by-case basis and will work with the individual on alternative solutions. For persons who cannot meet the full registration rate, ABI will offer a reduced rate based on what the individual can reasonably afford to cover of the cost of meals and materials. For persons unable to pay a reduced rate, we may allow the individual to work at our registration area for a few hours during attendee check-in, or assist in conference set-up. ABI also has reduced rates for government employees, professors, law clerks and students. For information on tuition assistance, send an e-mail to email@example.com.