Joined: Oct 17, 2004
|Posted: 2011-12-08 2:27 pm  Permalink|
Great post DC, Iíve featured the Kona Kai in my talk/s about San Diegoís Polynesian Pop past because it was where so much happened in San Diego. Locally it was literally THE place you came to if you where a politician, celebrity, someone rich or in power.
Iíve never seen the illustration of the bar which finally answers why they used the Kon Tiki logo, Iíd never heard of it. I know they remodeled several times over the years so how long it was there? The Tahitian Lounge was the large octagonal building near the pool, it had a Witco Mainlander out in front of it and was built in the early 60ís. The Club was just that a club not a hotel (until way later) the hotel part was the Kona Inn right next door. A few years back after the last renovation they renamed the club something as stupid as the new architectural style they slapped on it, then a year or so ago they renamed it back to the Kona Kai?
Amazing work as always.