Built in the Spanish-Moorish style, The Royal Hawaiian opened on February 1, 1927. The Pink Palace of the Pacific(more commonly known as The Pink Palace), is located on shores of Waikiki Beach, where Queen Kaahumanu’s Summer Palace once stood. After a five day voyage across the pacific ocean, it was the destination of Matson ocean liner passengers.
Once hosting Hollywood celebrities and heads of state, during World War II, The Royal Hawaiian was closed to tourists and was leased exclusively to the US Navy as a rest and recreation center for those serving in the Pacific Fleet. Re-opened to the public in 1947 after a $2 million renovation, its timeless elegance has been preserved through another seven month restoration in 2008.
From the green grass of Coconut Grove garden, walk through the corridors and through time. At the end of the corridor, get a glimpse of Waikiki Beach — and pink umbrellas — through the rounded Spanish doorways.