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HONOLULU, HAWAII, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1910.
ROBABLY no city of
the size of Hono
lulu has made more
progress In the past
ten yearsi In the
matter of hotels;
and no people are
mpre proud of their
achieve m e n t s in
this line than are the residents of this
insular paradise. Prior to the com
ing of the Young, the Moana and the
numerous family hotels, the Koyal Ha
waiian and the old Arlington were the
great centers of hotel life in Hono
lulu. Since then the Arlington has
disappeared, and the glory of the Ro
yal Hawaiian is now largely transfer
red to the great Young and the Moana,
the latter the beautiful beach hotel at
walkiki and the former the big hotel
of the city center.
The evolution of the "hotel in Hono
lulu has more than kept pace with the
expansion of ' general business and
growth of the city. Although there
lias been a steady increase in popula.
tlon and tourist travel, hotel facili
ties have been kept Just a little ahead
of actual requirements, with the re
sult that Honolulu has never yet fail
ed to take care of her visitors in the
most acceptable way, even in the
rush, winter seasons.
In dealing with tourists, particularly,
Honolulu has trusted first to the three
big hotels the Young, Moana and Ro.
yal Hawaiian the latter being operat
ed in conjunction with the Young; and
to the large family and tourist hotels
such as the Pleasanton, Seaside and
The Alexander Young, Moana and
Royal Hawaiian hotels are operated
by the Territorial Hotel Co., Ltd., the
two former properties being owned
and the latter leased by that corpora
tion. J. H. Hertsche, one of the most
experienced hotel men on this side of
the world (and favorably known
around the world), Is general manager
of the three hotels, making his head
quarters at the Young and having as.
sistant managers at the Moana and
The three hotels mentioned (whether
so intended originally or not) meet
the three most marked preferences of
the public as to such institutions. For
instance, the Young fulfills the de
mand for Immensity of outline and
finish and elegance a la New York or
Europe; the Moana, while large and
Imposing, is airy and, best of ' al, -is
close by the sea where the pleasured
of the surf have no enaing, The'TRo
yal Hawaiian, formerly the rendez
vous of royalty and the wealthy, iff
unsurpasser in its wealth of tropic
surroundings. What a splendidly as
sorted trio from which to choose an
THE YOUNG HOTEL.
The Alexander Young Hotel is by
far the largest, costliest and most im
posing structure of its kind in the
Hawaiian islands. This building,
which was started in 1900 and finished
in July, 1903, is a Class A structure,
of steel, marble, stone and brick, and
cost about $2,000,000. It is situated
in the center of the business district of
Honolulu ,and.. caters to both com'
merclal and tourist business.
Th towers at either end of the
Young building are six stories high,
with basements, the one tower con
taining guests chambers and the oth
er a dining room. Between the two
ends of the building is four stories
high, two full stories and parts of two
others being used for hotel purposes.
On the top of the middle section is a
beautiful roof garden, and at either
side of it are lounging parlors, music
conservatory and dance hall. The"hotel
contains 248 guest chambers, singly
and en suite, all elaborately furnished
and the majority having private' baths,
The first floor of the building is oc
cupied by a magnificent cafe, run in
connection with the hotel; a flower es
tablishment; the rooms o,' the Hawaii
Promotion Committee and large stores
of tha first class. The hotel ofllces
are on the second floor.
The whole scheme of the hotel sug
gests th highest attainment of archl.
tcctural and structural art. Every
thing is roomy ceilings high, hall
ways wide and rooms spacious. Four
passenger elevators run from ths ba.se.
ment to the top of the building. The
stairways are of steel and marble,
while the hallways, bathrooms, halls,
etc., ore wainscoted with fine marble.
The furnishings throughout are the
richest and costliest the world pro
duces. The floors almost throughout
are inlaid with mosaic marble.
The hotel has .ts own electric light,
water, laundry and otner essential
systems. Its artesian well supplies 3,
000,000 gallons of the purest of water
daily. Telephones In each room
connect with every part of the island
On its own farm the hotel produces
Its fruits, vegetables, fresh milk, but.
ter, poultry, beef, etc. Dining rooms
and cafe are run on the European
phjn, which has proved satisfactory.
The service is equal to that of the
best hotels abroad, while to the usual
list of delicacies on the mainland and
in Europe are added many fine fruits,
etc., peculiar to the tropics.
The hotel has Its own garage, where
all kinds of automobiles are ready
day or night for city or island trips.
THE MOANA HOTEL.
For comfort and excellence of sit
uation, the Moana Hotel, at Walkiki,
on the beach of that name that has a
world-wide reputation, ranks among
the best in Honolulu, and compares
favorably with any other seaside ho
tel in any country.
From the broad verandas that over
look the wide stretch of blue Pacific,
the guests can sit In comfort and in
hale the health-giving breezes that al
ways prevail, while those who are In
search of aquatic sport find It at the
very door of the hotel. The Moana
Is within easy reach of the city, and
Is well-served by a quick schedule of
street cars, while motorists and those
who prefer carriages find the wide
roads in good condition.
The Moana Hotel was built to cater
to a growing demand from tourists,
and in this way, the plans were drawn
to allow of the expansion that it was
certain from the very outset, would
be found necessary as time went on.
And so it has proved. There is no
recognized style of architecture about
the Moana hotel. It has been built
to suit the local conditions, and with
a thorough sense of the artistic. It
is indeed essentially a tropical hotel,
and the popularity of the house attests
fully the success that it has won.
Not quite ten years old, It has be
come a favorite resort for tourists who
visit these islands, while many busi
ness men make It their permanent
home. Its surroundings are splendid
for at the front entrance is a beau
tiful lawn that is well-kept. On either
side is a wealth of tropical growth
that gives restful shade from the heat
of the noonday sun, while at the sea
side end is the beautiful Walkiki
beach, where the ocean breaks upon
the white sands. Even bounteous na
ture has been Improved upon in many
ways by an enterprising management.
The Moana Hotel is equipped In a
thoroughly up-to-date manner and is
richly furnished throughout. All
through, the appointments aro on a
lavish scale, and nothing Is overlook
ed that may make for the comfort of
the guests. Tho hotel has five floors
and a roof garden. The dining-room
has an excellent location, for It is
quite apart from the hotel, and la
reached by a covered hallway. From
the dining room a flne view of the
ocean and the beach is obtained, and
the movements of ships entering or
leaving the harbor ean be watched,
with an excellent foreground of surf
board riders and bathers In the surf.
In the spacious grounds thcro aro
five cottages, and altogether accom
modation can be provided for 120
Kuests. With each tourist reason,
the management finds that the ar.com.
nodntion at :ts disposal is being mor
and n.-re tnxed, a fact that ii due no
doubt to tho number of permanent
guests at tne hotel; moreover, the
equable climate of Hnnnlu'u prows
atiract've ill the year round, and thus
there is really never an "oft season
In ihh part of the world
In Honolulu there is naturally a
great deal of outdoor and social life.
and to this phase of life the manage
ment caters, for regularly the Hawai
ian band plays at tho hotel band
stand, while frequently the guests arc
entertained at high-class functions,
which are the rendezvous for nil the
fashionable circles of Honolulu, and
often from many other parts of the
globe. In this way all the prominent
military and naval officers who, visit
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This Beautiful Country Place is Honolulu's
Vacation Spot. It is an Ideal Rest Place.
Just what Tourists are looking for, Sea-
athingt Golf Links and Tennis Court at Near
Sugar and Pineapple Plantations o Booklets at Pro
o& & ' & motion Rooms S at
"The House Beautiful w
Near Honolulu, on the Oahu Railway
The Tennis Court.
, Special ptfft $10.00
Includes every expense, railroad fares, hotel and carriages. Train leaves Honolulu 9:15 daily.
Return next afternoon by carriage to Wahiawa, through the pineapple and sugar plantations, arriving
Honolulu 5 :30 p. m.
Indoor and Outdoor Dining Room.
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