/testimonials

"Our company’s annual Board Retreat was held in Hawaii for the first time this year, and with it being a new destination, there were a considerable amount of logistics we needed assistance on in order to make the event a success! We were lucky enough to have Island Style Innovations helping us, because they made the planning process so seamless! The standard of service provided by all members of their team was impeccable and made us feel like we were getting the very best service! Everything from the vendors chosen to the décor, worked to create such an exclusive experience for all of our executives. We received so much positive feedback from this event, and it was largely in part to the wonderful work of Colleen and Tatiana!

 

I will absolutely be looking to work with your team in the future for any Hawaii events that come my way – it doesn’t get better than your team!"

Taylor Brightwell

Corporate Event Planner | Events

Symetra Life Insurance Company

“We had an excellent experience working with Island Style Destinations on a recent incentive program. Responsive, creative and cost-effective is what I need and they delivered. Activity management can be tough in Hawaii when you're trying to stay on budget. Separately-priced and very expensive transportation can be a budget-buster. They worked hard to maximize the activity space holds and use the activity dollars wisely. Their florals are gorgeous!”

Jane Hendrix

Senior Account Manager
SDI Meetings and Incentives

"Our company’s 2017 rewards trip to Hawaii was our most highly anticipated trip ever. We had never sent our top salespeople to Hawaii before, and it had been their most-requested destination for many years. We absolutely had to get everything right – nothing less than the best would do.

That is why we are so pleased to have found Island Style Innovations. Your company took my vision and exceeded my expectations at every turn. Our salespeople were in good hands as you secured reliable transportation for our airport transfers, along with flawless pickup and departures. You and your team were consistently a step ahead and our sales people benefited a great deal from your depth of knowledge of the Hawaiian Islands. Your picks of local restaurants were sensational, and we appreciated that you could get us reservations wherever we wanted to go, even at the last minute. This was especially important when our executives decided they wanted to tour Pearl Harbor. Even during the site’s busy season, you were able to get them tickets – a huge win!

Your team was great even when it came to the little things. Décor ideas and execution – including the most exotic island flowers – were spot on. Our salespeople were amazed at how beautifully decorated all of our events were. All in all, you were great to work with, and if we ever decide to go back to Hawaii, you can be certain I will be in touch with you for an encore performance."

 

Lisa Grey

Travel Development Manager

Insperity Inc.

"Island Style Innovations was our DMC during OCA’s 2018 convention, serving as part of our team for the entire week.  They handled transportation, luggage, our detailed theme day and a ton of exciting excursions. Thank you to everyone at ISI!"

Rachel Sirca

Director, Member Services

Ohio Contractors Association

"Island Style Innovations was an absolute pleasure to work with! We partnered with ISI for our Sales Incentive, and they went above-and-beyond to ensure every detail of the event was flawless. It was a huge weight off our shoulders to have a trusted partner on the ground to assist with evening events, transportation, and activities. The event received rave reviews, and we couldn’t have done it without ISI!"

Bethany Murphy

Director, Corporate Events

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"My name is Patti Van Fossen and I am the Director of Travel & Events at SECURA Insurance. I have been in the meeting industry for over 30 years.  When I plan an incentive trip, one of the most important decisions is finding a DMC that I connect with and someone I trust and know will be easy to work with.  From the first time I met Colleen, I knew she and Island Style Innovations would be a perfect fit for SECURA.  She was so personable, accommodating, knowledgeable and I could tell she had a real passion for what she did. 

 

Our President accommodated me on a site visit to Maui and he immediately felt the same way.  She and her employees made the planning process so easy.  The attention to detail and the turnaround time for proposals, contracts and any other questions I ever had exceeded my expectations.

 

We did a 4 night program at the Four Seasons Maui and everything about the trip was perfect!  Any unexpected issues that came up, Colleen immediately had a solution. Our guests loved the program and I could not have been happier with the service I received. I have worked with many DMC’s over the years and Island Style Innovations is one of the best!  Thank you Colleen and your staff for everything you did to make it one of the best trips ever!"

 

Patti Van Fossen

Director of Travel & Events

SECURA Insurance

"When working on the beautiful islands of Hawaii, partnering with Island Style Innovations is the natural and perfect fit. Their knowledge, creativity, resources and level of customer service enhances our island offerings and attendee experience.  The ISI team are personally engaged from pre-planning through post event and consistently working on ways to raise the bar.  It's wonderful to partner with those that share the highest of expectations."

 

Alison Regenold,

Alison Regenold Executive Events

 

 

"Together, we have completed a number of conferences for my company and for our qualifiers in the past. ALL SUCCESSFUL, however, the latest event this year at the Grand Wailea on Maui was over the top in it's success and impact on our folks. From the registration and support to the 'imagination' of the functions you outdid yourselves and made my job the easiest ever. Our qualifiers were 'wowed' and have given it the ultimate comment - - 'the best ever'. Please understand that we have taken them all over the world and the Maui event followed ROME so this is no small compliment! My trust in you and your team and the total process cannot be expressed except to say Congratulations for an INCREDIBLE JOB! I always look forward to working with you and Island Style in the future and will be bragging about you folks to all the people I know in this business. The Best is Yet to BE!."

 

James A Collura,

American National Insurance Company

 

 

"In January 2016 Kawika Ayau was assigned to our group for the week we would be in Honolulu. From the first moment we met I knew we had struck gold…..he was eager to meet all 50 of us and once he did he couldn’t do enough for us. He was patient as he waited for our group trickle into the designated area to depart to our events….and always doing so with a smile….a clip board and the correct itinerary to where our group would be going. In every event he was 100% attentive, informative and eager. I recall at one of our events a few ladies in our group decided to slip into one of the bathrooms without telling me and when we did the head count on the bus….and noticed 3 were missing…..Kawika took off like a jet running down the small narrow path to find them. He re-boarded the bus with everyone in toll and sat down with a smile. If you are lucky enough to get this young man assigned to your group……consider it a blessing…as this Meeting Planner did and he never let us down. I wished we could’ve packed him up with us and taken him to our next meeting…..anyone we get after working with Kawika will most definitely not come close to this young man’s dedication. "

 

 

Carol Claugherty,

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)