Royal Hawaiian Hotel graphics, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu 1956

Colorful tropical graphics punctuate the mood created for the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in this playful promotional piece. Really, what's not to love about late 50s Hawaii? There's so much for an artist and photographer to draw from...

The Royal Hawaiian Hotel (or Pink Palace of the Pacific) was built by the Matson family in 1927 for passengers on their cruise ships, and is considered an icon of the glory days of Waikiki beach. The Matsons sold the property to Sheraton (along with several other hotels in Honolulu) in 1959.
Today, it seems imposed upon by the towering structures around it, but holds it's ground with character and style as one of the most significant early hotels of Honolulu. Mahalo!
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