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Waikiki Hotels Torn Down

Information about the Malihini Hotel in Waikiki on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

Six Hotels Were Torn down to make way for the Waikiki beach Walk project
-Ohana Edgewater Hotel
-Ohana Coral Seas
-Edgewater Lanais Hotel

Coral Seas Hotel
-At the time the hotel was demolished it was called the Ohana Coral Seas Hotel
-In the past it was also called the Outrigger Coral Seas Hotel
-Was located at 250 Lewers Street in Waiiki
-7 story hotel
-109 rooms, at least some with kitchenettes
-Guests were invited to use the pool at the nearby Waikiki Village (Hotel?)
-Two Restaurants: Perry's Smorgy and the Waikiki broiler
-Room service was available from Waikiki Broiler
-Also had car rental desk and a coin laundry
-A 5 minute walk to the beach
-Rooms were air conditioned and they had balconies
-Nightly rates began at about $100
-Hotel had regular hotel rooms and one bedroom units.

Edgewater Hotel
-Built by the Outrigger Kely family soon after they acquired the Willard Inn for $2 million in 1949.
-When built, the Edgewater hotel had 100 rooms. Later 100 more rooms were added for a total of 200 rooms
-Edgewater was the first Waikiki htoel will a swimming pool

Edgewater Lanais Hotel
-Was located at 260 Lewers Street in Waikiki Built by Outrigger founder Roy C. Kelly. not sure when but they owned it by 1969.

Islander Waikiki Hotel
Was not torn down but it was gutted and turned fromf a budget hotel to fewer-but-larger room luxury hotel. The hotel was closed in 2006 for renovations.

Islander Hotel
-Was located on Seaside Avenue
-Opened in 1947 - was Hawaii's first new hotel in 20 years
-4 stories tall (a penthouse was added later)
-33 rooms
-There were few hotels in Waikiki at taht time... mainly the Manoa, the royal Hawiian, and the Halekulani
-The Islander was the first real hotel that catered to budget travgelers
-First hotel built by california architect Roy C. Kelly (founder of Outrigger)

Ohana Reef Towers
The upper floors of the 480 room Ohana Reef Towers Hotel were renovated and turned into 195 timeshare units with either one, two, three, or four bedrooms. The street level floors of the Ohana Reef Towers Hotel were trurned ionto part of the Waikiki Beach Walk shopping and restaurant complex (along with the site occupied by the Edgewater Lanais Hotek, the Ohana Coral Seas hotel, the Ohana Waikiki Village Hotel Lobby, the ground floor of the Ohyana Waikiki tower, the restaurants on the corner of Lewers and Helumoa Road, and the Ohana Edgewater hotel.

Ohana Waikiki Tower
The Ohana Waikiki Village hotel and the Ohana Waikiki Tower Hotel were turned into the Embassy Suites Waikiki beach Walk Hotel.

Ohana Waikiki Village Hotel The Ohana Waikiki Village hotel and the Ohana Waikiki Tower Hotel were turned into the Embassy Suites Waikiki beach Walk Hotel.

Willard Inn
-Acquired by the Outrigger Kelly family for $2 million in 1949

See also:
- Other Lodging Options on Oahu
- Accommodations on Other Islands

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