PSB 2021 Travel and Accommodations

PSB 2021 will continue to move forward with plans to be in Hawaii. We are monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic and will modify the plans if need be. We look forward to everyone’s participation.

PSB takes place during Hawaii's peak travel season; hence, travel and hotel reservations should be made early to ensure availability.

PSB 2021 will be held at the Fairmont Orchid, Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii. The Kona International Airport (KOA) is the nearest airport.

Transportation

Air Travel Information

The Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA) is the closest airport to the conference site.

Car Rental Discounts

Information coming soon.

Other Ground Transportation Options

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Accommodations

Lodging

PSB is held at The Fairmont Orchid.

The PSB room block is currently full. If you are interested in booking a room at the current rate, please call the hotel directly 1-800-845-9905 or send an email to orcgroupcoordinator@fairmont.com. PSB is not contracted with any other hotels. The Waikoloa Beach area is the closest resort area to the Fairmont (~5 miles/10 minute drive from the Fairmont).
For reservations under the PSB Group Rate, call: 1 (808) 885-2000 and reference "Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2021" or click here to make your reservation online. The PSB group rate is valid January 2-9, 2021. If any part of your reservation is outside of these dates, please call the hotel directly at 1 (808) 885-2000 to make your reservation.

  • Fairmont Room: $260.00 excluding taxes and a non-negotiable daily $15.00 resort fee
  • Partial Ocean View: $319.00 excluding taxes and a non-negotiable daily $15.00 resort fee

All rates are exclusive of applicable state and local taxes and are subject to availability. The resort fee includes self-parking, unlimited basic Internet access, and other amenities. The PSB hotel block sells out, so we encourage you to make your reservations as soon as possible. If you are unable to make a reservation, please contact the PSB Coordinator at psb.hawaii @ gmail.com.

Shortened Reservation Policy: Individual reservations where the original reservation dates have been shortened up to 30 days prior to arrival will be accepted, and the deposit refunded for those rooms for up to two (2) full night’s stay. For reservations shortened within 30 days prior to arrival, individuals will be responsible for 100% of room revenue, per the original reservation, to be billed to the individual credit card on file. Such refunds shall not altar, release or negate your obligations under the Room Block Section of this agreement.

The Fairmont offers complimentary in-room high-speed Internet access to members of its complimentary loyalty program, please see Le Club for more information. Membership must be activated prior to your arrival at the hotel.

If you are interested in finding a roommate, please email psb.hawaii @ gmail.com with your lodging dates, gender, and other roommate preferences. The PSB coordinator will then put you in touch with other participants who are looking for roommates. Please note that if you plan to share a room at the Fairmont, the reservation must include both guests' names for check-in.

Hotel Parking

Self-parking for one vehicle per room is covered by the resort fee. If attendees choose to use Valet Parking versus the Self-parking included in the resort fee, the charge will be the difference between the Self-parking rate and the Valet Parking rate, applicable for one car daily.

For non-hotel guests, parking is complimentary with validation. Tickets may be validated at the bell desk.

Travel Support

We have been able to offer partial travel support to many PSB attendees in the past, including most authors of accepted full papers who request support and many graduate students. However, please note that no one is guaranteed travel support.