This 1927 postcard of the Royal Hawaiian, which commanded the southern Oahu coastline, shows a very different Waikiki than today's tourist mecca, where hotels of all sizes line the shore. // (c) The Royal Hawaiian
The Royal Hawaiian Hotel - Covering ten acres of prime Waikiki beachfront, the site of The Royal Hawaiian holds a special place in Hawaiian history. Before foreign visitors frequented the islands, Waikiki was home to Hawaiian royalty and chiefs. Since the day The Royal Hawaiian Hotel opened in 1927, the original six-story, 400-room structure fashioned in the Spanish-Moorish style of architecture has attracted the most elite of guests including an array of pop culture legends.