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Arkiva Tropika is the online archive of the collection of Mimi Payne. This large collection includes a wide array of mostly pre-1970 menus, postcards, matchbooks, and paper ephemera souvenir items, mainly from Polynesian and other Exotic themed restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, bars, and the like.

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room service menu from Hilton Hawaiian Village - Waikiki, Hawaii

Item added on December 13, 2006, 7:23 AM
Latest picture added on December 13, 2006, 7:29 AM

The Hawaiian Village was built in the 1950's by Fritz Burns & Henry Kaiser. They purchased the Niumalu Hotel, along with 8 oceanfront acres, to build the Hawaiian Village, which started out with 70 thatched-roof guest cottages in the 1950's.

In 1961 the property was purchased by Hilton, and the hotel became the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Building and expansion has continued from the '50's through present day.

This Room Service menu is from the early 1960's, just after the name change. Artwork by noted Hawaii artist Stanley Stubenberg graces the cover and inside of this menu, as well as other Hawaiian Village menus.

1960's room service menu, front cover
1960's room service menu, inside page spread
1960's room service menu, back cover
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