Honolulu in Honolulu County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
The First Lady of Waikiki
One of the many memories the Moana Surfrider shares is the word famous radio show Hawai’I Calls which aired from 1935 to 1975. The show broadcasted weekly from the resort’s Banyan Courtyard beneath the iconic banyan tree.
In 1932, the owner of the Royal Hawaiin, Matson Navigation Company bought the Moana Hotel for $1.6 million Matson continued to operate both premier resorts until 1959 when it sold them to the Sheraton Hotel chain, the same year Hawai’i entered statehood. 1959 was also the first year of jet airline service to the islands.
Today the Moana Surfrider continues to perpetuate Hawaiin hospitality and the island’s deep rooted heritage as a Westin Resort & Spa.
Erected by Westin Resort & Spa, Moana Hotel. (Marker Number 10.)
Location. 21° 16.596′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2365 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu HI 96815, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Stones Of Life (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Duke Paoa Kahanamoku (about 600 feet away); Victoria Kawekiu F Lunalilo Kalaninuiahilapalapu Ka’iulani Cleghorn (about 800 feet away); Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mahiole (approx. 0.4 miles away); Helumoa (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kawehewehe (approx. 0.4 miles away); Waikiki (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Honolulu.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 21, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.