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.
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