Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Islands Drop Lights
These lights originally came from the Luau restaurant and came down on Sunday and I don't think they are going back up again: another victim of the remodel. I found out that yesterday's post was noticed by some Tikiphiles and I share your sympathy in the loss of one of the few remaining Polynesian Oases. You can find the article as well as some more pictures at Humu Kon Tiki. As a quick note, the waterfall pictured at the top of the article is being rumoured to survive the remodel. However the beautiful clamshell waterfall and the waterfall on the opposite exterior wall by the pool are scheduled for demolition. The waterway that used to snake through the dining room will also be filled in. The Dragon Room, a picture of which can be found in one of the picture links on Humu Kon Tiki is to be demolished, which is too bad, but the real draw of that room was the ornate chandelier which was broken beyond repair by some drunk firemen (true story) two summers ago. The dragon room will be expanded and become some variety of coffee nook. Since there is an apparent interest in the demise and rebirth of the Islands I will try to remember to keep people abreast of the work as I hear final plans and see the work firsthand.
Posted by Edwin E. Delano at 1:50 AM