Honolulu in Honolulu County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
The Story of Kālia
—Waikīkī Historic Trail —
In the early 1920s, quaint clusters of cottages known as Cressaty’s Court and Hummel’s Court offered simple lodging in Kālia. In 1926, the Heen Investment Company purchased these properties along with the Pierpoint Hotel and built the gracious Niumalu (sheltering palms) Hotel on the grounds where you now stand. This resort featured a distinctly Hawaiian style of architecture combined with modern comforts. Today, the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa continues the rich heritage of Kālia and perpetuates the tradition of ho'okipa (hospitality) exemplified by Chief Ma‘ilikūkahi.
Erected by Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa.
Location. 21° 17.056′ N, 157° 50.152′ W. Marker is in Honolulu, Hawaii, in Honolulu County. Marker is at the intersection of Ala Moana Boulevard (Hawaii Route 92) and Kalia Road, on the right on Ala Moana Boulevard. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kaha ha ʻlo me nā Makani (within shouting distance of this marker); Rainbow Mural (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kuroda Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort DeRussy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kālia Bay (approx. 0.2 miles away); Duke Kahanamoku (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rainbow Tower & Hilton Lagoon (approx. ¼ mile away); Kãlia Fishponds (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Honolulu.
More about this marker. Three photographs are reproduced on the marker with the following captions, “An unobstructed view of the majestic and world-famous Diamond Head from the Kalia fishponds (c 1900)”, “The lobby of the Niumalu Hotel, which opened in 1928, featured lava rock columns, arched portals, and an open interior courtyard”, and “Designed by Buckminster Fuller and constructed of aluminum, the geodesic Hilton Dome was the first of its kind int the world. Since 1957, it was the showroom for legendary performer Alfred Apaka, known as the ‘Golden Voice
Also see . . . Hilton Dome Hawaiian Village Hotel Construction. (Submitted on February 13, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
Additional keywords. Chief Mailikukahi, Chief Ma‘ilikukahi, Waikiki, Alii, Kalia, makaainana, John Papa Ii
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,570 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4. submitted on February 13, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.