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VIDEO: Hilton Hawaiian Village unveils new History Wall

March 29th, 2016

The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort celebrates its 55th anniversary in 2016. To showcase the property’s historical pedigree, the hotel unveiled a new 80-foot History Wall in its Tapa Tower.

The History Wall pays tribute to dozens of individuals who helped transform Waikiki into what it is today. Visitors can learn more about Henry J. Kaiser, who envisioned the original Hawaiian Village and built the iconic dome known to generations of Oahu residents. Other celebrities who have been part of the Hilton Hawaiian Village’s legacy include President John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and Britney Spears.

According to the hotel, the new History Wall replaces a smaller version with just seven panels. Now the exhibit contains 16 museum-quality acrylic panels. It took researchers two years to compile all the content.

A dedication and traditional Hawaiian blessing took place Tuesday.
Jason Genegabus has covered the local entertainment, nightlife, music and bar scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at

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