A visit to the remodelled Royal Hawaiian hotel in Waikiki, 2009.4.4
The remodelling is OK. The good point is that they kept the colors. But they lost the big, beautiful orchid arrangement they used to have at the end and completely ruined the Surf Room. The replacement restaurant feels like it's in New York City, with absolutely no Hawaiian ambiance.
Landscape view down the main hall of the remodeled Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki
Portrait view down the main hall of the remodeled Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki
A view along one side of the hall showing the new lights
Night shot of the outside, with palms and tiki torches
Night shot of the spire atop the hotel