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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 8 days ago; 9:15 pm   Permalink

Thanks for posting the update...the lights and upholstery are good. Guess I was expecting some Tiki Torches and Tikis...hmmmmmmmmm.

Maybe they will dig a pit and roast a pig.
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Greg_D_R
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Joined: Apr 22, 2011
Posts: 119
Posted: 8 days ago; 10:07 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-12-19 21:15, VampiressRN wrote:
Thanks for posting the update...the lights and upholstery are good. Guess I was expecting some Tiki Torches and Tikis...hmmmmmmmmm.

Maybe they will dig a pit and roast a pig.




I seem to remember a press release a year or so back, in which the "cheesy" tiki asthetic was disparaged, in favor of a scrubbed-clean, offensive to no one, Polynesian Paradise look? The fishing float lamps and tapa patterns are still there, but I get the feeling that actual Tikis cross some sort of PC line? Just trying to think like a publicist here. They still have plenty of them in the Enchanted Tiki Room, of course, but they're relegated to 2D hall art at the Resort, is the impression I get.


 
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GatorRob
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
Posts: 1774
From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 7 days ago; 5:21 pm   Permalink

I'm still crying over the loss of the spectacular waterfall garden in the lobby and at first glance at these photos, I admit I was dismissing the lamps and glass floats hanging from the ceiling. Mostly I think because the look is perhaps a bit too "clean" or industrial even. But I am grateful for the inclusion of those floats and lamps. They are very familiar and required elements of Tiki decor and I'm glad they're there. Many (MANY!) hotel guests who are Tiki-unaware will pass through the front doors of the hotel and see those lamps, carved booths and patterned carpeting and will forever associate that with Tiki or "Polynesian" style. And with the addition of Trader Sam's, Mom and Dad will get their first taste of old school (hopefully) rum-fueled Tiki cocktails and will also associate that with Tiki living, style and vacationing. All together it builds awareness among the general public and helps keeps what we love alive in the world that is outside of our home Tiki bars.

So... yay!


 
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