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Pictures from the Heyday of Hawaiian Hotel Rooms
Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2005-02-28 12:47 am   Permalink

In the 1960s, many hotels in Hawaii produced postcards showing what the interiors of their rooms looked like. Besides being good advertising to the relatives of the tourists who mailed these back home, the postcards unwittingly captured a moment in Hawaiian history that doesn't exist anymore. The vintage rattan furniture, colorful bedspreads tiki lamps and tapa wall hangings are all relics of a bygone age. The only thing that remains unchanged is the view of Diamondhead out the windows.

I've been collecting these postcards for some time now and thought I'd share them with the group. There always seems to be new ones out there.

3 rooms from the Hotel King Kamehameha on the Kona Coast.




2 rooms from The Kona Inn, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (The second one with tiki lamps)




2 from the Coco Palms Hotel, Island of Kauai.



2 from The Hanalei Plantation, Hanalei Bay, Kauai.



The Kauai Beachboy Hotel, Waipouli Beach, Kauai.


The Kauai Inn, Lihue, Kauai, (Tiki art?)



A couple from the Kauai Surf Hotel, Kalapaki Beach, Kauai (nice moai lamp!)






The Royal Lahaina Hotel, Kaanipali Beach, Maui.


The Holiday Isle Hotel, Honolulu.


2 rooms from The Islander, Waikiki



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DawnTiki
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Posted: 2005-02-28 12:57 am   Permalink

What a great bed! Makes you kinda wonder what Ethel and Merl plan on doing with those Outrigger Paddles later on. Saucy! Sabu you never dissapoint! These images are great! Thanks ~

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ErichTroudt
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2005-02-28 01:15 am   Permalink

That clam shell bathroom sink is the coolest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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exotica59
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Posted: 2005-02-28 06:09 am   Permalink

This is part of what this board so great! I could look at thiese post cards all day! It's a very gray cold slushy day here in the midwest, and these pictures really brighten up my day! Thanks for your time and sharing spirit Sabu!

 
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martiki
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Posted: 2005-02-28 06:43 am   Permalink

Great collection Sabu. Really makes you miss the former glory of these places. At what point did everyone decide dull and generic was better for all aspects of life? *sigh*

 
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Feelin' Zombified
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Posted: 2005-02-28 07:17 am   Permalink

Excellent Post! (cards)

Thanks Sabu, that little 5 minute getaway was exactly what I needed on this snowy monday morning.

-Z


 
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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2005-02-28 07:44 am   Permalink

The man in this picture is one lucky guy! Check out the girl playing the uke, think she's been playing for very long?

These are great pictures, thanks for sharing.



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freddiefreelance
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Posted: 2005-02-28 08:19 am   Permalink

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On 2005-02-28 00:57, DawnTiki wrote:
What a great bed! Makes you kinda wonder what Ethel and Merl plan on doing with those Outrigger Paddles later on. Saucy! Sabu you never dissapoint! These images are great! Thanks ~

[ This Message was edited by: DawnTiki on 2005-02-28 07:07 ]


Selector Lopaka & Puamana own that headboard, but not the side pieces or paddles.

http://tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=11236&forum=5
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Formikahini
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Posted: 2005-02-28 09:06 am   Permalink

I *swear* that with their beautiful view out the window, alnshelly's bedroom could fit right in with these photos! Post one, you two, for comparison's sake? I so envy that room!! (Shelley can pose in a vintage dress, looking absentmindedly out the window, with a vague but pleasant look on her face, a al hotel postcards)

Thanks for loverly mini-vacation, Sabu!
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puamana
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Posted: 2005-02-28 09:42 am   Permalink

Great post, Sabu ! Many of those I hadn't even seen before ( the middle postcard from the King Kamehameha, the great ones from the Kauai Surf, especially the one w/ the moai lamp, and the Kauai Inn w/ nice tiki art on the wall, Islander Waikiki ). I love the gourd wall sconces & tapa / lauhala walls on the King Kamehameha postcards. I think I might have a few others... I'll check and post some pics later. Thanks for sharing these !

 
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thejab
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Posted: 2005-02-28 09:44 am   Permalink

Amazing! What I find interesting is the variety and quality of the outdoor furniture in these photos. Check out those incredible chairs in the first postcard!

It seems like now every place, with the exception of the most expensive hotels, uses that cheap, ugly resin furniture.


 
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2005-02-28 10:09 am   Permalink

Nice man! Your postcard collection is amazing......

 
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Tiki_Bong
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Posted: 2005-02-28 10:10 am   Permalink

Do you know why hotels no longer furnish hotel rooms to that degree?

Answer: Tiki Central Members


    
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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2005-02-28 10:14 am   Permalink

I love the great wall decorations, but I guess they ran out of ideas and material when it cam to the beds. White sheets? No comforter? And look at that those comfy pillows!! A real neck killer.



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thejab
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Posted: 2005-02-28 10:42 am   Permalink

Quote:

[i]On 2005-02-28 10:14, mrsmiley wrote:[/iAnd look at that those comfy pillows!! A real neck killer.



It's authentic polynesian. In Samoa they sleep with a piece of bamboo for a pillow! Well, they used to anyway.


 
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