NGIS to transition to NAF, increase room rates Oct. 1

An NGIS staff member prepares the guest room for eligible patrons. Photo by Reid Kagemoto, MWR Marketing

Anna General

Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs

In support of the Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) mission, all Department of Defense (DoD) government lodging programs will transition from appropriated funds support to a non-appropriated funded operation, beginning Sept. 30, 2019.

In preparation for the conversion, room rates will also increase based on location.

“The impact of this directive in Hawaii is that Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam lodging rates will increase effective Oct. 1, 2018,” said Debra Couch, region lodging director, Navy Region Hawaii NGIS. “The average nightly room rate will increase about $45 — this is mid-range compared to the DoD expected range of increase from $1 to $75 per night.”

The conversion is in direct response to the Secretary of Defense’s guidance to field a larger and more lethal joint force by exploring efficiencies in core business functions.

This will free up funds for higher priority military operations.

“Even with the mandated increases, our nightly rates will average around $156, under the government per diem rates, with no extra fees such as parking, tax, valet, tips, etc.,” Couch said.

With over 22,000 guest rooms worldwide, NGIS provides a professionally managed lodging program that contributes to and supports mission readiness. Amenities include a 24-hour guest service desk, beautiful rooms, daily in-room coffee, refrigerator, microwave, cable, free Wi-Fi, NGIS signature bed, full kitchenette, business center and taxi service.

“NGIS is a worldwide, well-known five-star service brand and this will not change. With its friendly staff and pet-friendly facility, we have several locations, 33 actual guest room locations (730 rooms) and four check-in service locations: Lockwood Hall, Makalapa, Arizona and Royal Alakai‘i,” Couch said.

For more information about NGIS reservations and patron eligibility, visit www.dodlodging.net or call 1-877-NAVY-BED (628-9233).

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