Once upon a time in the middle of the Pacific Ocean there was an island kingdom; a land of islands ruled by kings and queens. . . a Land we now call ‘Hawaii’. . .
|Island of Lanai - Hawaii|
|Island of Oahu, Hawaii|
The history of the Kingdom, the arrival of Christian missionaries, the introduction of sugar cane and pineapple production, its tourism industry and the road to statehood in 1959, is multifaceted. Today I am focusing on one small but important part of its fascinating story . . .
The Royal Hawaiian Hotel ~ The Pink Palace of the Pacific
|Royal Hawaiian Hotel and Waikiki Beach - Honolulu|
|Royal Hawaii Hotel - Photo, Historic Hawaii Foundation Collection|
|The Regal Entry to the Royal Hawaiian Hotel|
|Promotional posters from yesteryear on display at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel|
|If the walls could talk - Royal Hawaiian Hotel - Honolulu|
|Wall map in entry way of Royal Hawaiian Hotel - Honolulu|
|Ceilings in the Royal Hawaiian - Pink Palace of the Pacific - Hotel|
|William "Chick" Daniels - Royal Hawaiian Hotel - Honolulu|
This talented waterman was also a musician and entertained guests by day then performed with his band, the ‘Royal Hawaiians’ at night. They performed at the hotel’s opening gala. Years later, he wrote the Hawaiian song, “Lei Aloha” which he performed in New York on the Arthur Godfrey radio show.
|Waikiki Beach - Honolulu, Hawaii|
But it’s not too late to have a taste of the elegance: The hotel’s 90th Anniversary Gala is slated for March 3rd, tickets are $350 per person with all proceeds going to the ALS Association. The event, housed in the hotel’s elegant Monarch Room, will include a cocktail reception, three-course meal, entertainment and silent auction. Tickets are still available. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 931-7912.
|Window display hotel shop - Royal Hawaiian Hotel|
Aloha for this week. If you have a story about the Royal Hawaiian we invite you to tell us about it in the comments below or send us an email and we’ll add your story. The hotel wants to hear your memories, so hashtag it, #Royal90. May your travels be happy and healthy! Hope you’ll be back next week and bring a friend or two with you.
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