The First Lady of Waikiki

The First Lady of Waikiki (HM1DYW)

Location: Honolulu, HI 96815 Honolulu County
Country: United States of America

N 21° 16.596', W 157° 49.595'

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The Moana Hotel opened on March 11, 1901 as Waikiki's first hotel. Affectionately called "The First Lady of Waikiki," this iconic resort embraces true Hawaiin hospitality. Walter Chamberlain Peacock, the original owner of the Moana Hotel, opened its elegant doors to the public offering 75 rooms at a costly $1.50 per night. The Lucas Brothers, known for their magnificent construction of Iolani Palace, were hired as contractors.

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.
Marker Number10
Placed ByWestin Resort & Spa, Moana Hotel
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 2:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)4Q E 621732 N 2353212
Decimal Degrees21.27660000, -157.82658333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 21° 16.596', W 157° 49.595'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds21° 16' 35.76" N, 157° 49' 35.70" W
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Area Code(s)808
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2365 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu HI 96815, US
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