Royal Hawaiian Hotel - by Mary Pulaʻa Robins 

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Uluwehiwehi ʻoe i kaʻu ʻike la
E ka Royal Hawaiian Hotel
A he nani la ke hulali nei
A he nani maoli nō

Ka moena weleweka moe kāua la
He pakika he paheʻe maikaʻi nei
A he nani la ke hulali nei
A he nani maoli nō

Ka paia mäpala ʻōmaʻomaʻo la
He pipiʻo mau e ke ānuenue
A he nani la ke hulali nei
A he nani maoli nō

ʻO ka hone a ke kai i ka puʻu one la
Me ke ʻala līpoa e moani nei
A he nani la ke hulali nei
A he nani maoli nō

ʻO ka holunape a ka lau o ka niu la
I ke kulukulu aumoe
A he nani la ke hulali nei
A he nani maoli nō

Ka Hōkū-loa nō kou alakaʻi la
ʻO ka mana Kāhikolu kou home la
A he nani la ke hulali nei
A he nani maoli nō

E ō e ka Royal Hawaiian Hotel
Kou inoa hanohano ia la
A he nani la ke hulali nei
A he nani maoli nō


You are festive to see
O Royal Hawaiian Hotel
Beauty gleaming
True beauty

Velvet beds we sleep upon
Smooth, soft and good
Beauty gleaming
True beauty 

Green marble walls
Rainbow constantly at arch
Beauty gleaming
True beauty

Soft song of sea on sand dunes
Wafting in fragrance of seaweed
Beauty gleaming
True beauty

Leaves of coconut sway
In the late night
Beauty gleaming
True beauty

The morning star your guide
Power of the Trinity your home
Beauty gleaming
True beauty

Answer o Royal Hawaiian Hotel
This is for the glory of your name
Beauty gleaming
True beauty

 

 
Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Source: Na Mele ʻo Hawaiʻi Nei by Elbert & Mahoe - Composed for the grand opening of the $4 million Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Feb 1, 1927. Opening night festivities at the Pink Palace was attended by 1,200 inviteds guests who enjoyed a black tie dinner, concert by the Royal Hawaiian Band and dancing in the grand ballroom. © 1929 Johnny Noble Rights throughout the world controlled by Miller Music Corp. Music clip by Paina