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Tahitian Resort and Tahitian Gardens, Holiday, FL (motel)
Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
Posts: 2953
From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2008-09-02 5:48 pm   Permalink

Name:Tahitian Resort and Tahitian Gardens
Type:motel
Street:2337 US Highway 19 North
City:Holiday
State:FL
Zip:34691
country:USA
Phone:
Status:operational

Description:
there was a thread located at
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=3191&forum=1 but it was general tiki, not locating tiki, and there was no address etc etc.

the original picture links were lost in the great shutterfly massacree, but this post by tikisgrl has some great images:

Quote:

On 2007-04-22 14:53, Tikisgrl wrote:
Well Best Western no longer runs the Tahitian Resort and it has sure seen better days. The old pictures that were linked here are gone so I will post mine. Worth a look see but, not much Tiki left or much care taken of the Tiki's that are there. I wouldn't recommend staying there unless you need to be right in that area as the accommodations did not merit even 1 star.









I was told that this particular area was pretty Tikified back in the \"day\". There may be a new Tiki Bar near here very soon as I bumped into a fellow Tiki freak and she is going to open one very soon.

Tikisgrl




i'll go ahead and add my photos of the tahitian resort and gardens although there is a bit of redundancy.







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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2008-09-02 6:04 pm   Permalink















































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pablus
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Joined: Jul 23, 2003
Posts: 2154
From: www.crazedmugs.com
Posted: 2008-09-03 07:55 am   Permalink

yeesh.

That place looks a little neglected.

Not sure I'd stay there unless I was wrapped in plastic.
Which happens a lot more than you'd think.


 
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Swanky
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Posts: 5009
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2008-09-03 08:58 am   Permalink

Amazing that as run down as it is, the tikis seem to have been repaired in J$ pics since the previous pics. I am assuming that white stuff is bondo or some other patch material.

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11089
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-09-03 09:41 am   Permalink

I have been intrigued by this place ever since Jeff Berry showed me his first Florida trip pics in the 90s, because its architecture and Tikis are such unique examples of mid-century Tiki Modern....and I have never made it there, nor have I seen any good vintage paper ephemera that do these Tikis justice. I am glad it is still standing and is being documented.

 
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pablus
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From: www.crazedmugs.com
Posted: 2008-09-03 10:45 am   Permalink

I wonder if they'd be amenable to the Gumbo Limbos coming in and doing some painting on those tikis. They're probably some of the foremost experts in the world at this time in painting concrete tikis to look vintage.

That would be a killer party.

Tell them we're coming in for a weekend to restore the tikis, clean the place up a bit and throw a luau and we'll bring some press people and in return we get free room and board for that event and a subsequent event.

I'd bring my weed-eater, tree trimmer, hedge clippers, ukuleles and a bunch of paint and rum to an event like that.


 
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pablus
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Posted: 2008-09-03 10:46 am   Permalink

I'll bet you Palm Farmer Johnny would bring some palms and bamboo and (lesser) grasses there too.

 
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Johnny Dollar
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From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2008-09-03 11:07 am   Permalink

from my observation of (not interaction with) the current management staff, we would need someone who spoke urdu or something along those lines to communicate effectively.

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Bora Boris
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From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2008-09-03 11:28 am   Permalink



 
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Johnny Dollar
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From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2008-09-04 10:16 am   Permalink

tiki
ur duin it rong


 
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Swanky
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Posts: 5009
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2008-09-04 10:44 am   Permalink

Anybody go in the Starlanding Lounge?

 
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2010-08-30 09:52 am   Permalink

i found a postcard of this place this weekend. will scan and post soon - HELLO

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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-08-31 7:12 pm   Permalink

So Johnny Dollar, lets see the postcard. Can't remeber seeing one from here before.

DC


 
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Johnny Dollar
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From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2010-09-02 05:53 am   Permalink

my scanner, she is busted - so here is the best i can do until i can get it scanned and re-upped.





 
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2010-09-02 05:57 am   Permalink

so this tiki is the one whose butt we see in the above postcard -
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