The Hawaii ParaCon 2018 will be hosted at the Sheraton Princess Kaʻiulani in the heart of Waikiki. First opened on June 11, 1955, the 11-story building was the tallest in Hawaii at the time.
The hotel is located at 120 Kaiulani Avenue in Honolulu on the site of ʻĀinahau, the royal estate of Princess Victoria Kaʻiulani, heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi.
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Located on the south shore of the island of O'ahu is Waikiki.
Today, it's a land of concrete and tall buildings and paved streets filled with automobiles and pedestrians all rushing to get somewhere.
To view Waikiki from the ocean before Western contact, one would most likely see loko i‘a, Hawaiian fishponds abundant with fish, Helumoa, a grove of an estimated 10,000 niu or coconut trees, lo‘i, taro patches to sustain Hawaii’s people, marshlands stretching as far as one could see and, according to George S. Kanahele, Papa‘ena‘ena heiau at the base of Lehua, the volcanic crater known as Diamond Head.
The mo‘olelo, oral history, tells us that Waikiki became the land of royalty in the 15th century when Ma‘ilikukahi moved his house there from Waialua. Since then, with few exceptions, Waikiki remained the seat of O‘ahu ali‘i until Kamehameha I moved the seat to Honolulu.
Aside from being a favorite spot for surfing, Waikiki abounds with tales of supernatural legends and beings. Having been inhabited for hundreds of years, there are more than a few stories of ghostly hauntings.