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Waikikian Hotel

Waikiki, HI
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Waikiki, HI
Opened in 1956
Closed in 1996
No longer in operation.

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Waikikian Hotel

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The Waikikian Hotel, right on the beach & lagoon at Waikiki, was a long-time touristy institution on Oahu. The Waikikian housed the Tahitian Lanai restaurant and Papeete Bar
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Tahitian Lanai and Papeete Bar
Waikiki, HI
Bar & Restaurant
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; all three opened in 1956.
The hotel is instantly recognized by its unusual lobby, a dramatically stylized A-frame fashioned from a massive hyperbolic paraboloid, designed by architect Pete Wimberley. Much of the decorative carving and other touches were from Edward Brownlee. The grounds also included tiki-spotted gardens, and the lobby housed a gallery of black velvet Leeteg paintings.
The Waikikian closed in 1996; in 2006, development is underway to open a 38-story timeshare as part of the nearby Hilton Hawaiian Village complex. The new tower will be called "Waikikian."

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