Haleʻiwa Hula - by Jennie Nāpua Hānaialiʻi Wood & John Noble

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Hanohano nō Haleʻiwa
Ku`u home aloha

Uʻi nō ʻo Puaʻena
Ka ʻehukai hāwanawana

Kilakila ʻo Haleʻiwa
Ka hale kipa o nâ malihini

Haʻina ʻia mai ka puana
Hanohano ʻo Haleʻiwa
Distinguished is Haleʻiwa
My beloved home

Beautiful is Puaʻena and
The whispering spray of the sea

Majestic is Haleʻiwa
The inn for visitors

Tell the refrain
Distinguished is Haleʻiwa

Source: Recorded by Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom, composer Jennie Woodd's grandaughter, © 1934, 1963 Miller Music Corp - Puaʻena is the point at Waialua Bay, the home of Pele before she went to Kilauea on the big island. Verse 3 - August 1899, Haleʻiwa Hotel opened with a dinner party for invited dignitaries and selected members of the press. Guests were shuttled to the train station in Iwilei, boarded a private VIP railroad car and taken by train to the new hotel on the North Shore. Situated on a sloping bank at the mouth of the Anahulu River, a Japanese style bridge arched over the pond at the river's edge. Each room decorated uniquely, no two alike, included a wash closet and modern conveniences such as a telephone. The hotel was regarded as equal to or even finer than the best hotels in Europe and the mainland. Curtis Iaukea, who first managed the hotel from 1899-1909, was credited with popularizing the vacation spot. In the early 1920's, the package would include the train ride from Honolulu to Haleʻiwa and back, overnight accommodations, and use of all facilities for $10.00. Business declined and by 1928, the hotel was no longer profitable. There were attempts to run it as a private club and during World War II it was an officer's club, but the hotel never reached her previous glory. By the late 1940's, the hotel was vacant and finally demolished in 1952. Music clip by Lani Lee