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Hotel Lanai

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1923. 828 Lanai Ave.
  • (Photograph by Augie Salbosa)
  • (Photograph by Augie Salbosa)
  • (Photograph by Augie Salbosa)

Laid out in a pavilion plan, this cozy, board-and-batten building rises out of the hillside on elevated posts and is sheltered by a ground-hugging, shingled, hipped roof with overhanging eaves and exposed rafters. The main body features a twelve-foot-wide lanai, enclosed in recent years, with a dining room and kitchen beyond. The wings hold ten guest rooms and terminate with porches. The first building on the island to be erected expressly as a hotel, for many decades it offered the only overnight accommodations for visitors. It was initially constructed to provide lodging for Hawaiian Pineapple executives coming to the island on business.

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


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Don J. Hibbard, "Hotel Lanai", [Lanai City, Hawaii], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Hawaii

Buildings of Hawaii, Don J. Hibbard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011, 244-245.

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