THE ARTISTRY OF QK
The Queen Kapiolani Hotel has always been inspired by its past and present, and it shows throughout the hotel. In our reception and corridors, you’ll time travel to Waikiki’s Golden Age through classic posters, photographs and memorabilia. On the second floor, our Royal Art Gallery displays original portraits of Hawaiian royalty, including Queen Kapiolani herself. And in the lobby, check out a new generation of artwork from local artists Mike Field, Nick Kuchar and Katie Borden.
History Royal Legacy
Queen Kapiolani was Hawaii’s Queen from 1874 to 1891 and was married to King Kalakaua. She loved art, composed her own music, played polo, surfed, and relished a great party (even travelling to London to attend Queen Victoria’s Jubilee). She loved her people and honored them by establishing the Kapiolani Hospital for Women as one of her great gifts to Hawaii.
Come visit these beautiful artworks at the Royal Gallery.
History THE GOLDEN AGE
Queen Kapiolani Hotel was a hot spot during the Golden Age of Waikiki – locals and guests gathered here for brunch, dinner, weddings and graduations; its location at the beach was perfect for kama’aina surfing; and its art collection and music programming rivaled that of any hotel in Honolulu. Enjoy up close posters, photographs and memorabilia from the period that inspired the QK lifestyle.
Visit these Golden Age treasures throughout the hotel.