Iconic Ilikai Hotel readies for 50th-anniversary bashes
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The Ilikai celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
STAR-ADVERTISER / 1968
After an afternoon on Waikiki Beach, Ronald Reagan, then-governor of California, searched for the key to his Ilikai Hotel suite alongside his wife, Nancy.
The Ilikai, shown under construction in 1963, was built near a former rice field and duck ponds owned by the family of Honolulu businessman Chinn Ho.
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