The beginning as Prince Kuhio Waikiki Hotel
The beginning as Prince Kuhio Waikiki Hotel
The beginning as Prince Kuhio Waikiki Hotel

Remembering Prince Kuhio

Prince Kkuhio Waikiki Hotel Story - now the Hilton Waikiki Beach

Hilton Waikiki Beach on Kuhio stands on a section of a previous site called Pualeilani, or “flower from the wreath of heaven,” former home of Prince Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole Pi’ikoi – a descendant of ancient royal families, and his wife Princess Elizabeth Kahanu. He was prince of the reigning House of Kalakau‘a when the Kingdom of Hawaii was overthrown in 1893.

He was called Ke Ali’i Maka‘ainana or “Prince of the People” for his efforts in strengthening and preserving the Hawaiian people. He led the passing of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act providing land for Native Hawaiians, restoring the Royal Order of Kamehameha and establishing the Hawaiian Civic Club.

In respect to Prince Kuhio’s legacy, and the nature and culture of Hawaii, on the southwest corner of the hotel’s lobby is the “Prince Kuhio Room” with historical photographs, manuscripts and relics including feather lei worn by royalty and koa-made implements.

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Throughout the interior and exterior design of Hilton Waikiki Beach on Kuhio, you’ll find an artistic form of the Prince Kuhio vine, a bright magenta flower from a flowering vine known scientifically as Ipomea horsfalliae or its common name, morning glory. Prince Kuhio brought the flower from his European travels and grew it in his garden.

Learn more about Prince Kuhio

 

Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel Reservations

 

 

 

 

 

Remembering Prince Kuhio

Prince Kkuhio Waikiki Hotel Story - now the Hilton Waikiki Beach

Hilton Waikiki Beach on Kuhio stands on a section of a previous site called Pualeilani, or “flower from the wreath of heaven,” former home of Prince Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole Pi’ikoi – a descendant of ancient royal families, and his wife Princess Elizabeth Kahanu. He was prince of the reigning House of Kalakau‘a when the Kingdom of Hawaii was overthrown in 1893.

He was called Ke Ali’i Maka‘ainana or “Prince of the People” for his efforts in strengthening and preserving the Hawaiian people. He led the passing of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act providing land for Native Hawaiians, restoring the Royal Order of Kamehameha and establishing the Hawaiian Civic Club.

In respect to Prince Kuhio’s legacy, and the nature and culture of Hawaii, on the southwest corner of the hotel’s lobby is the “Prince Kuhio Room” with historical photographs, manuscripts and relics including feather lei worn by royalty and koa-made implements.

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Throughout the interior and exterior design of Hilton Waikiki Beach on Kuhio, you’ll find an artistic form of the Prince Kuhio vine, a bright magenta flower from a flowering vine known scientifically as Ipomea horsfalliae or its common name, morning glory. Prince Kuhio brought the flower from his European travels and grew it in his garden.

Learn more about Prince Kuhio

 

Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel Reservations

 

 

 

 

 

The beginning as Prince Kuhio Waikiki Hotel