The Spirit of Ho`okipa – the name chosen for the Hawai`i Convention Center’s new blog, appears in its mission statement and is based on the highest standard of welcoming guests in the spirit of Na Mea Ho`okipa, hospitality from within, unconditional Aloha Spirit.
Na Mea Ho`okipa advocates a personal behavior system based on Hawaiian values that define how we should behave, how we judge others or want to be judged, and what kind of person we want to be. It defines the quality of our relationships – with others – with our environment – and with ourselves. It is the search for our inner spirit of aloha that sets us apart from the humdrum of mediocrity. It is about achieving a level of personal excellence that will define our quality of life.