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Aloha Motels and Inns
christiki295
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Posted: 2011-07-21 10:32 pm   Permalink

Good thread.

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2012-01-18 07:38 am   Permalink

Matchbook from the Aloha Motel in Vancouver, Washington.



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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-01-18 1:48 pm   Permalink

It's amazing how much more generic most of the places associated with the word "Aloha" were...almost like the difference between Tiki Style and Hawaiiana. Here's another example for that (apologies it's not a Motel):





 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-02-12 3:17 pm   Permalink

Well here's a new one. I got this matchbook from the Aloha Motor Lodge in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

The rendering of the sign looks pretty cool.

Wonder what that looked like lit up at night?


And what a logo phrase: For a delightful stay, "Head for the Tiki"!


And the funny little pancake man.

I saw this postcard rendering from the motel, nice Googie features, but no Tiki sign to be seen.



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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-02-13 9:06 pm   Permalink

Nice B & W photo of the Aloha Motel sign in Las Vegas.



Aloha, Googie style.



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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-04-20 5:35 pm   Permalink

Got this brochure from the Aloha Motel in San Antonio that used the hula girl graphics from the great sign out front.






I like the map on the back, it's like an Urban Archeologist's treasure map - follow the Palm Trees!


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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2013-04-21 08:32 am   Permalink

Would you look at that signage! It was almost bigger than the building! I bet it was animated. Those were the days...

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-04-21 08:59 am   Permalink

Terrific photos. Thank you, Wendy

 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-04-21 11:42 am   Permalink

More by dusty, the paper king...

Thanks for all your cool posts
Great to see all these awesome vintage photos that I would otherwise miss.

Thanks again

Jon
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