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Red Lion Hanalei Hotel, San Diego, CA (hotel)
Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-10-24 10:42 am   Permalink

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On 2009-10-24 08:47, bigbrotiki wrote:
A fitting example of generic motel architecture, since the Hanalei succeeded in making itself look like that over its years of devolution.

Here is the page with my "In Memoriam Islands restaurant" photos:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=21689&forum=1&start=75

I couldn't believe the current abomination was dubbed "less cool" here on TC:

Quote:

Went a few weeks ago, the restaurant is less cool, but the fountain is still there. Here's a couple of quick pictures




Tiki Oasis or not, that place is freakin' RUINED! The sad thing is that many folks won't know better, and will take this state of things as "Tiki style".



I feel you pain Bigbro. I was fortunate enough to stay at the Hanalei just as the construction for the big remodel was starting so I got to see most of the old stuff. I have an old postcard, it used to look like this:



Sabu,

Another great stealth postcard find with the Hanalei sign in the background.

Here are two postcards I have showing the exterior of the Hanalei.

The first is a rendering:



And the photo postcard, amazing how much it looks like the rendering.



DC



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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-03-13 12:55 pm   Permalink

I stumbled across this great video made by Chongolio of the Island Restaurant at the Hanalei before the demo. Cool vibe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFXHwMEBxFM


DC


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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-10-04 9:17 pm   Permalink

I found this incredible old photo of the entrance to the Islands restaurant at the Hanalei Hotel.




The photo was on a website documenting the architectural firm that designed it - Hendrick & Mock Architects.

DC




 
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A Frame
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From: Mr. C's on the Coast Highway
Posted: 2011-10-04 10:22 pm   Permalink

Very nice DC!!!

 
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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2011-10-04 10:25 pm   Permalink

Wow!!!
so cool, what a find,
makes me sad it's gone though.

sigh.......

Jeff(btd)



 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2011-10-04 11:43 pm   Permalink

That certainly IS a fantastic photo. Nice find!

 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-10-07 8:27 pm   Permalink

Here is another old shot of the Hanalei from the early days.



DC


 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2011-10-11 3:17 pm   Permalink

I want a time machine Damn it!!

Jeff(btd)



 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2013-03-08 4:54 pm   Permalink

I just got a lot of paper items from the Hanalei Hotel. It came with the brochure that Puamana had posted earlier, here are a few close ups.

Great to see the original layout of the restaurant with the A-Frame and Outrigger beam entrance off of the parking lot.



And how about those Cabana huts by the pool.



Tiki Iti (or is that Hawaiian Eye?)



The Islands.


A postcard mailer that had a map on the back.



Again nice to see the original restaurant layout.

The Hanalei was owned by Atlas Hotels which had three other properties in the area. The hotels and associated restaurants were advertised on this napkin.




And place-mat.


Glad I got to see it before the big remodel.

DC



 
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heylownine
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From: Agoura Hills, CA
Posted: 2013-03-11 11:05 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-03-08 16:54, Dustycajun wrote:


Again nice to see the original restaurant layout.

DC




In addition to mentioning this to DC last night at the Tonga Hut, let the record reflect how cool I find this map. Shuffle Board this August anyone?

Oh and those cabana huts are pretty awesome too.

Kevin
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2014-05-03 11:53 am   Permalink

I was lucky to pick up one of the menus from the old Islands restaurant at the Hanalei Hotel.

The great Moai image on the cover.



The tropical drinks, what an assortment of Tiki mugs and bowls.



Appetizer menu with a date from June, 1961 - Tiki heyday.



More appetizers and banquet room event ideas on the back cover.



Hmmm, seems like you could throw one heck of a Tiki event at this place.


DC


 
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kenbo-jitsu
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Joined: Jul 27, 2011
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From: Southern CA
Posted: 2014-05-03 2:05 pm   Permalink

Great menus! Thanks, as always, for sharing.

 
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