Host Hotel

IGARSS 2020 will be held at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii, the Big Island. The resort is 20 minutes from Kona International Airport (KOA) – 29 miles, and about 1.5 hours from Hilo International Airport – 71 miles.

To confirm a sleeping room at the Hilton within the IGARSS 2020 room block the sleeping room must be secured with a valid credit card, along with a first night's deposit, refundable up to 14 days in advance of your first day of arrival. There are limited rooms available at the Hilton Waikoloa, and the cut-off date to make your reservation is Friday, June 12, 2020.

If you are a guest of the Hilton and IGARSS 2020, the resort charge will be reduced to $10.00 per room per night (currently at $30.00 plus tax per room per night), and self-parking rates will be discounted to $20.00 from the $30.00 published rates.

Other Hotels

There is one other hotel near the venue – the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa – 0.9 miles

IGARSS has a group rate at the beautiful beach resort of $249.00 plus tax. Please note that these resorts do have a resort fee as well with these services:

  • Enhanced High Speed Internet Access
  • International Long Distance Calls (60 minutes per day)
  • Local, Inter-Island, Toll Free Connect & Long Distance Calls to US & Canada
  • Blinnk Photography – 45 minute Photo Session with souvenir digital photo
  • Daily One Hour Ocean Sports Snorkel Equipment Rental for 2
  • Daily Beach Yoga Class for 2
  • Daily Pool Fitness Class for 2
  • Daily Cultural Activity Classes
  • Shell Lei upon arrival
  • Luau – 20% discount off regular Luau Prices
  • Enterprise Car Rental – 15% off Daily Rental (on-line or directly with the Enterprise Desk)
  • 2 Complimentary Beverages (Waikoloa Sunset Punch, House Wine or 12oz. Draft Beer - Valid in Hawaii Calls Restaurant and Akaula Lanai)

To take advantage of this package, you must book your reservations before June 18th at 5:00 pm Hawaiian time. To make a guest room reservations at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott, please use the IGARSS 2020 link:

Should you have any issues making a reservation, contact information Sharon Bianco:


There are also Villas and condominiums in the area that can be rented; some are listed below along with the distance from them to the Hilton:

Transportation to the Hilton

Transportation to the Hilton

Getting to the Hilton Waikoloa

From the Kona International Airport

The SpeediShuttle: or Call 1-877-242-5777 or email