From the day that they re-created the filming of the H50 opening sequence in 2010
The Ilikai Hotel should use this photo in all of their advertising. I’d be looking for this on my balcony all day long!!!
In researching the photographer, I came across this info on the Ilikai Hotel founder and how he was given tribute in the original 5-0….full page can be found at http://www.memoriesofhawaiifive-0.com/theopeningsequence.htm~~”…The first high-rise hotel in Waikiki, the Ilikai was built between 1962 and 1964 by Chinese-American businessman, Mr. Chinn Ho. It was designed by John Graham, who designed Seattle’s space needle. Featuring 1,050 guest rooms and apartments on 30 floors, its signature glass elevator, and a rooftop restaurant, the Ilikai offers – to this day – warm hospitality and mid-century modern design details that newer hotels cannot match. In 1964, Mr. Chinn planted a monkeypod tree in the courtyard to commemorate the hotel’s opening. Today, it is known affectionately as the Chinn Ho tree. Mr. Chinn was honored by Five-0 when one of the detectives was named for him. Det. Chin Ho Kelly was played by the late Kam Fong, who served in the Honolulu Police Department for 18 years.”~~~
Thanks for indulging my McNerding on this!!