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Is the Hawaiiana Hotel threatend?
Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-11-03 6:05 pm   Permalink

This is some sad news. I always liked the small scale charm of this place. Here is a brochure from the past.



Great looking room.



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Kaiwaza
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Joined: Aug 06, 2003
Posts: 463
From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2009-11-03 8:14 pm   Permalink

The Hawaiiana Hotel is surrounded by new develpments...and it VERY close to the new Trump Tower..can you imagine? But oddly, it seems to be safe from any changes in the near future...and to answer an earlier question....
No, there is no concern for historic preservation in any way, shape or form in Waikiki. Even when they were remodelling the Royal Hawaiian and I asked about it (they were very hush-hush...) I was told it would be "a resort for the 21st century....period." It's sad that in other cities where I've lived...namely Portland OR & Charleston, SC..there is VERY MUCH a sense ofg the importance of balancing the charm & beauty and artistry of the past, with future sensabilities. In Hawaii, they could give a crap. Which is not to say there haven't been some good developments..I think the new Royal Hawaiian Centre upgrade is absolutely beautiful, although too high end for this guy. But they'll tear down anything if they think it's "old" around here. No sense of preservation or charm at all...zero.
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Mrs Bamboo
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Joined: Feb 08, 2009
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From: Huntington Beach
Posted: 2009-11-03 9:10 pm   Permalink

Good to hear. Love the Breakers as well, they are Aloha.

 
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HinaHinawahine
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Joined: Jul 12, 2008
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From: Pacific Islands
Posted: 2009-11-08 9:14 pm   Permalink

Unfortunately the Hawaiiana is closed and the jerk of an owner is not refunding full payment to a few families who have planned for a year to return from Canada and stay for a month. This person is not showing his Aloha. Cousin who works front desk is now out of work. Very sad.

 
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christiki295
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2009-11-17 07:40 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-11-08 21:14, HinaHinawahine wrote:
Unfortunately the Hawaiiana is closed and the jerk of an owner is not refunding full payment to a few families who have planned for a year to return from Canada and stay for a month. This person is not showing his Aloha. Cousin who works front desk is now out of work. Very sad.



OMG!! Horrors! I am so sorry about your Cousin. I enjoyed the Aloha spirit of the front desk staff, the magnificent gardens and, of course the Tiki, when I stayed there about 4 years ago. I am sad.


 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2010-05-25 07:34 am   Permalink

Whatever happened to the Tikis @ the Hawaiiana?
Wow, Waikiki is losing its Tikiness, big time, with the closure of the Hidden Village (?) @ the Ala Moana, the Hawaiiana, and the restaurant along Beach Walk,


 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1927
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-05-25 07:53 am   Permalink

Im with you Christi, a sad state of affairs going on in Oahu .I also wonder who got all
the killer tikis there.I will be going there soon so I will look into this .
Why can't good things last forever?


 
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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2010-05-26 12:44 am   Permalink

I walked through the Hawaiiana last month when I was there. It didn't seem to be closed, there were people in the courtyard around the pool, and there were room doors open with, what seemed to be maid service going on.

I guess we have to look into this further.
OK...website is down, and I saw a news report on youtube that it has been being used as a college dorm for U of H students.

The tikis were there tho' , that's for sure....

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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2010-05-26 6:52 pm   Permalink

Good News!

 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2010-05-26 7:27 pm   Permalink

Google shows the Tikis:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Hawaiiana+Hotel,+Waikiki,+Honolulu,+HI&sll=21.279187,-157.831359&sspn=0.001657,0.00284&ie=UTF8&hq=Hawaiiana+Hotel,&hnear=Waikiki,+Honolulu,+HI&ll=2


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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2011-01-09 10:20 pm   Permalink

What is going on with this hotel?
Is it open, even as a dorm?


 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2012-08-19 12:02 pm   Permalink

Apparently it is being used for student housing, although both University of Hawaii and Chaminade U are on the other side of the canal and the other side of H1.
Hopefully, I can take a peek next month.


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Kaiwaza
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From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2012-08-20 12:53 am   Permalink

It's definately a dorm. There's a small take out sushi place just inside the courtyard I went to a few weeks ago and it was clearly occupied by students who were milling about.
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Phillip Roberts
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From: OAHU/Seattle
Posted: 2012-08-20 10:38 am   Permalink

Aloha,

it's a ESL school (ie foreign students who come to study English in Hawaii) that houses it's students there.
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tikiyaki
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2012-08-20 1:45 pm   Permalink

Better than being demo'd I guess....it sure would be a great place forthe REAL Tikiyaki Polynesian Village Hotel tho.

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