Saturday, July 30, 2011
Happy "Pink Saturday"!
Here are some of my photo's from my recent visit to " The Pink Palace of the Pacific ".
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or " The Royal Hawaiian Hotel " in Wiakiki.
The opening of The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, ushered in a new era of luxurious resort travel to Hawaii. The original resort was built with a price tag of $4 million and was a six-story, 400-room structure, fashioned in a Spanish-Moorish style which was popular during the time period and influenced by screen star Rudolph Valentino.
The area was used as a playground for King Kamehameha I after he conquered the island of Oahu. Queen Kaahumanu’s Summer Palace was previously located in what is now the resort’s Coconut Grove garden.
During WWII, The Royal Hawaiian was leased exclusively to the U.S. Navy as a rest and recreation center for the Pacific Fleet.
The 'Pink Palace of the Pacific' emerged from a complete renovation of the historic building on January 20, 2009 as one of the world’s elite collection of resorts for luxury and romance.
Posted by mo at Saturday, July 30, 2011