Opening of Tourism in Hawaii



Y/M/D Description Place
1901/03/11 The Moana Hotel opens and welcomes its first guests, a group of 114 Shriners. For $1.50 per night, rooms feature private baths and a telephone while the hotel offers a billiard room, parlor and the first electric elevator in the territory. Moana Surfrider, Honolulu
1920/00/00 The Prince of Wales gallivants around the Moana Hotel, learns to surf standing up and dives off Peacock Pier into the ocean. Moana Surfrider, Honolulu
1925/01/24 'The Saturday Evening Post' begins syndication of Derr Biggers' "The House Without a Key".
1926/06/00 National Construction Co completes Aloha Tower at a cost of $160,000 and turns over control to the Board of Harbor Commissioners and Chairman Lyman H Bigelow. Aloha Tower, Honolulu
1927/02/01 Royal Hawaiian Hotel opens Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu
1935/07/03 Webley Edwards begins 40 years as the voice on radio that announces: From the Banyan Court of the Moana Hotel overlooking beautiful Waikiki Beach, it's Hawaii Calls! Regular performers are Alfred Apaka, Hilo Hattie, Haunani Kahalewai and Martin Denny. Moana Surfrider, Honolulu

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