Surf Room, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Waikiki 1950s
The Royal Hawaiian hotel, known as the “Pink Palace of the Pacific,” welcomed its first guests in February 1927.
Constructed at the foot of Waikiki Beach for a then-hefty $4 million in Spanish-Moorish architectural style, the six-story, 400-room hotel welcomed well-to-do guests arriving on hotel owner Matson Navigation Co. passenger ships.
With the advent of commercial air travel, more people got to experience the beauty of Hawaii and the hotel and Waikiki became the epicenter of surf culture.
This drinks menu showing an exotic fish looking upwards from the depths of the ocean twas for the hotel’s elegant Surf Room restaurant, open-sided so that guests could dine while gazing at the ocean or watching the moon rise over Diamond Head.
We believe this menu was from the 1950s when guests from the Golden age of Hollywood such as Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Dean Martin and Shirley Temple were among the guests at the hotel.
The Royal Hawaiian remains one of the island’s most loved destinations for vacationers and is part of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Luxury Collection.
Each order includes a print of the interior menu.
All printed in USA.