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Florida Hawaiian/Tiki Resorts
Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4307
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2008-08-07 5:49 pm   Permalink

I recently picked up a couple of postcards from older Hawaiian/tiki resorts located in Florida. As I was looking through my collection, I noticed all of the places in Florida that were called the "Hawaiian" something or other. I decided to post the Florida locations with "Hawaiian" in the name. By the way, I had the idea for this before I got my copy of Tiki Modern, so I'm not trying to copy Sven's Florida chapter.

These are from the Royal Hawaiian in Daytona Beach. It is interesting to see the changing facade of the motel building. First a guys head, then a hula dancer, then whatever that fountain mask is.







These are from the Palm Beach Hawaiian in Palm Beach. It seems as though the tiki status of the building and roof de-evolve over time. Does anybody know if the roof was ever thatched as shown in the artist drawing of the hotel?







These are from the Hawaiian Isle Resort Hotel and Inn in Miami Beach.










I Love this illustrated drink card



From the famous Hawaiian Village in Tampa





These pics are from the hotel brochure






The Hawaiian Inn in Daytona Beach







Oh, wait. One more from the Hawaiian Inn in St. Petersberg. Was this related to the Daytona Beach facility?




Now that's a lot of Hawaii in Florida!





 
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