View from Room #2008
In the early 1970's a real estate broker allegedly represented the King of Tonga to purchase the Hotel. The net worth of the government at that time supposedly was 1/2 million dollars to purchase an 8 million dollar Hotel. Then again in today's world United States is flat broke with a negative net worth in trillions of dollars.
After the sale the name change is Miramar at Waikiki.