From family gatherings to social soirees, company celebrations and networking functions, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa can host a wide variety of private group events. But, did you know that groups can host a private, corporate incentive program right by the ocean? 

Whether your attendees are meeting at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa for a corporate meeting or an incentive event, these private group venues offer endless possibilities to create magical moments for your attendees. 

Let’s explore how this location is perfect for corporate events in this interview with Brandi Clement, Senior Sales Manager at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa:

Hi, Brandi. We’d like to talk to you about how groups can have their very own private, custom oceanfront event for a corporate incentive program. Can you tell us about a recent group event you hosted?

We recently held an event for the largest group that we have ever hosted at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. This program had 1,400 attendees staying at our resort, and we collaborated with a partner hotel to accommodate an additional 600 attendees. The welcome reception took place at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa on the first night of the event, where we utilized the Waikolohe pool deck, ‘AMA‘AMA Restaurant, and our beautiful beachfront. We are excited to partner with more clients in the future that want to host large programs like this.

What are some of the unique cuisine options your catering team can create for events?

Our Chefs are capable of preparing a range of different food and beverages, from traditional Hawaiian favorites to a diverse menu that appeals to clientele visiting from all over the world. Some of the unique food stations we offer include a Yatai Ramen Station, Brazilian Charrusco Station, and a Fried Rice Station. Our team can even create a Dessert Station with unique favorites such as chocolate lilikoi bonbons and white chocolate mamaki tea pops.

Can you tell us about the unique meeting spaces available for different types of meetings and events? 

We have two beautifully appointed ballrooms and various outdoor locations that are customizable to fit the needs of our clients, whether it is a casual event or a formal program. We are the only resort on O’ahu that can host an event on the beach and serve a full bar. Our clients love this option because it is a very unique experience that other resorts cannot offer.

What sorts of activities and entertainment are available to Guests when they have some free time? 

Attendees can experience everything from the beautiful Waikiolohe Valley pools and Rainbow Reef, the only private snorkeling lagoon on Oʻahu, to paddle boarding on the serene lagoon as they discover sweeping seascapes. Planners can add even more excitement to the agenda with the signature nighttime show, KA WAʻA – A Luʻau, and fireside storytelling. We also offer spa therapies and a state-of-the-art fitness center at our Laniwai Spa. Attendees can also enjoy premier golf, a world class marina, and multiple shopping options. The resort is truly paradise for our clients to enjoy.

How does Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa provide Guests with an authentic Hawaiian experience while on property? 

Walt Disney Imagineers worked hand-in-hand with local experts to create Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina. This resort celebrates Hawaiian culture, history and traditions. From contemporary Hawaiian art and design to a myriad of recreational activities, entertainment, excursions and more, this Disney destination immerses you in the legends of the island so you can experience the true enchantment of Hawaii.

What amenities are available to business travelers? 

Our business travelers can access our complimentary WiFi around the entire resort including their guest rooms, the lobby, the pools and beach area. We also offer complimentary WiFi in our conference center, and there are many quiet areas around the resort for a business traveler to relax in while getting work done.

What resources are available for meeting planners?  

Our seasoned Catering & Conference Services Manager anticipate our clients’ needs and are able to orchestrate any type of event. We partner with the best production and technical teams on the island and can create amazing video and photography for the group. We also offer the option to hire world-class talent and entertainers that can impress even the most discerning client.

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We're eager to help you create the perfect meeting or private event for any size group, theme and objective. To speak with a Disney Meetings representative about our pricing and options available at our Disney Parks & Resorts destinations in Florida, California, Hawaii, or at our international destinations, please Contact Us or Submit a Request for Proposal. Or, Sign Up to stay in touch and continue learning more about Disney meetings and events.