Set in 13 lodges, nestled among mango and palm trees, it forms something that can be described as a very charming and serene resort…
PINK HAWAIIAN PARADISE
If you want old world charm, top notch customer service, this is the place for you. Recently renovated to the Spanish-Moorish architecture, the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, also known as the Pink Palace of the Pacific, in Honolulu, Hawaii, is back to world-wide prominence.
The historic six-story luxury resort, which is an icon of Hawaii’s glory days sits atop picture-perfect Waikiki Beach, flanked by picturesque tropical gardens and views of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean. With its distinctive rosy-pink facade was taken from a popular American obsession of the era.
One of the first hotels established in Waikiki, The Royal Hawaiian is considered one of the flagship hotels in Hawaii tourism. It opened its doors to guests on 1 February 1927 with a black tie gala attended by over 1,200 guests. It cost USD $4 million and took one and a half years to build. Hotel’s first official registered guest was Princess Abigail Kawananakoa, who would have been queen of the Kingdom of Hawaii had the monarchy survived. Duke Kahanamoku, the legendary Olympic swimmer and popularizer of the sport of surfing, frequented the Royal Hawaiian Hotel restaurants and private beachfront.
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