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First Lady of Waikīkī - Moʻolelo Monday


July 11, 2016

"All parlor and rooms are en suite with bath and are furnished as elegantly as any American high-class hotel. Telephone in every room. Our own Electric Plant runs over 1200 electric lights, "Otis" elevator. Cold Storage Plant and most up-to-date "Troy" Laundry Equipment. American Plan $3.00 per day" -American Newspaper AD

Affectionately called "The First Lady of Waikīkī", this iconic resort embraces true Hawaiian hospitality.

Opening on March 11, 1901, the Moana was the first hotel to call the beautiful and iconic Waikīkī home. Rested upon land that was once home to Hawaiian royalty, the Moana became the center of Waikīkī's growing popularity.

Today, the Moana-Surfrider holds 793 rooms and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. If you ever get the chance to stay at the Moana-Surfrider, take it and embrace the history held in the architecture, the spirit of Aloha both old and new, and the ambiance that the First Lady has to offer.

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