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Hawaiiana Hotel

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1955, Edwin Bauer. 260 Beach Walk
  • (Photograph by Kaoru Lovett)
  • (Photograph by Kaoru Lovett)
  • (Photograph by Kaoru Lovett)

Reflective of a time when graciousness and hospitality dominated the visitor industry, the Hawaiiana Hotel presents architect Edwin Bauer's slightly more modern version of the Breakers Hotel. Like its neighbor, this ninety-three-unit, low-rise haven is organized around two lushly planted courtyards, each with its own swimming pool. A single-story, lava-rock-veneered, open-air, lobby pavilion with a koa reception desk sets the tone for the five buildings bordering the courtyards. Standing two and three stories, these structures feature large rooms and suites with upper-level lanai supported by modern, articulated framing, and lower-level louvered walls with transoms. Originally, shōji opened onto the second-floor lanai.

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


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Don J. Hibbard, "Hawaiiana Hotel", [Honolulu, 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, 160-160.

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