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Hilton Hotel San Diego
catmomma
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2008-05-27 10:42 am   Permalink

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On 2005-07-14 07:55, freddiefreelance wrote:
The San Diego Hilton on Mission Bay Drive is now Tiki free. I walked the grounds & searched lobby & hallway areas without finding any. There's a mural showing Hawaiian/Polynesian folk scenes around one of the pools, but that's it.



As of this weekend that mural is also gone. I walk the bay a few times a week using the bike path and they have been re-doing the pool area for a few months. I noticed yesterday that the mural has been destroyed.

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TIKIBOSKO
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Posted: 2008-05-27 2:57 pm   Permalink

That is really sad, one would think that (if for no other reason) the powers that be would have seen that they had a for real work of art in their possession and choose to spare it.








On the other hand the mural matched nothing else in that awful place, their “Banana Cabana” place out back says it all, ugly soulless crap, that’s all this generation gets or wants.





Bosko


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-05-27 8:51 pm   Permalink

Thanks Bosko, at least there is a picture of it here now. I remember it being very long, and wasn't it scratched into the concrete?

 
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catmomma
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Posted: 2008-05-27 9:29 pm   Permalink

yes it was probably 50 feet long and was etched into the concrete with just a little bit of color tint here and there. Lots of detail. I was very sad to see it was gone yesterday. I have walked by it hundreds of times
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-12-02 1:12 pm   Permalink

I picked up a few postcards and a brochure from Del Webb's Ocean House.

The first card is a nice rendering that looked strangely familiar....



That's because the architect for the Ocean House was Martin Stern who also designed the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel in Mauai that sported this postcard posted by Uncle Trav (he also did the Kuilima Hotel for Del Webb which has a new post on Locating Tiki).



Obviously the same artist.

The second card is a night shot.




It looks like the two of the three Ku statues shown in the previous photos have been moved to flank the entrance of the pool area. There also appear to be Tiki masks on the wall of the pool area.




Here is a rendering of the Ku Tikis from the brochure.



Will post more of the brochure later.

DC








 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-12-04 09:27 am   Permalink

A few more images from the brochure I have.

Two more of the hotel rooms, looks like some Tiki lamps, peacock chairs and bamboo trim were in play here (not to mention colors).

Purple Room


Orange Room


The third Ku Tiki gets its own little spot with a Tiki torch.





A huge ship's mural in the conference center






I swear those are Tiki curtains.




DC

(Seems like this thread should be moved to Locating Tiki)


 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2013-12-28 10:53 am   Permalink

Here are some nice old photos from Del Webb's Ocean House that Tiki Shaker told me about on ebay.

Cool shot of the pool and adjacent rec building.



You can see the Tiki masks on the fence from the Big Mouth movie.




A different Tiki next to the building with an outrigger on the roof.



The three Ku Tikis.



The Jolly Roger Lounge.



The cool ship's bow building.





And a matchbook.



Cool Tiki place from San Diego's past. I hope Tiki Shaker got the photos.

DC




 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2013-12-28 10:25 pm   Permalink

When I was a kid, I lived on Rosecrans and hung out in OB and on Shelter Island. Didn't make it over to Mission Beach too much so totally missed this awesome place. Certainly ironic that I now live North of Sacramento in a Del Webb community...and not a Tiki in sight (except in my lounge).



 
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