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Kuhio Hotel, Honolulu, HI (hotel)
Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2009-09-04 6:38 pm   Permalink

Name:Kuhio Hotel
Type:hotel
Street:2345 Kuhio Avenue
City:Honolulu
State:HI
Zip:96815
country:USA
Phone:922-2077
Status:defunct

Description:
I didn't discover much about the Kuhio Hotel in my internet search except for that it is now the Miramar Hotel.

Although it's a little hard to tell from the matchbook, it did once have an a-frame. It was also home to the Warrior Bar, the Taro Patch Lounge, the Maluna Lounge and the Poi Bowl Coffee Shop.



 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2009-09-04 6:38 pm   Permalink

I have the matchbook and swizzle.






I pulled a picture from the Miramar's website, and you can see that the a-frame has been removed. Boo.


I love their logo tiki and recently found a shirt covered with him.

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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11003
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-09-04 10:26 pm   Permalink

That's pretty damn kuhl, Kate. Maybe it was a hotel employee shirt. Someone should develop a whole typeface from that Tiki "K".

 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 1707
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2009-09-06 06:53 am   Permalink

Great post Kate. Love the shirt. Here's a couple of swizzles from my collection.


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abstractiki
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Joined: Aug 29, 2009
Posts: 603
From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2009-09-18 9:59 pm   Permalink

I dug up this old postcard from the Kuhio Hotel to add to your thread.






Happy Hunting!
Abstractiki


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11003
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-09-18 11:20 pm   Permalink

Nice shot of the A-frame, the one that is missing in Kate's photo. The posts look carved, no?
And "380 lavishly decorated rooms and suites"! Someone here must have a hotel room interior postcard from it, please?


 
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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 2960
From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-09-19 01:01 am   Permalink

They removed the A-Frame? What a dumb move, maybe the wood was rotting... so replace it! Nevertheless, so sad.







 
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Beachbumz
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Joined: Jan 09, 2008
Posts: 1008
From: Kihei, Maui
Posted: 2009-09-19 01:32 am   Permalink

I stayed at this hotel a few years back but don't recall anything tiki about it... I do remember walking up Kuhio street to a cool 2-3 story pawn type shop and finding some great ol' mugs though..
Great post card, what a shame they did away with the A frame.. The tile work doesn't do much for me..
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3379
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-04-06 7:13 pm   Permalink

Found another one











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