The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001037531-01
Legal Notices

Burial Notice – Waikiki NOTICE TO INTERESTED PARTIES IS HEREBY GIVEN that four unmarked locations containing iwi kupuna (human skeletal remains), were identified during the course of archaeological monitoring and archaeological inventory survey at the Pacific Beach Hotel renovation project at 2490 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki Ahupua’a, Honolulu (Kona) District, O’ahu (TMK: [1] 2-6-026:020 por. and the adjacent TMK: [1] 2-6-026:Lili’uokalani Ave Right of Way. A State Inventory of Historic Places (SIHP) number # 50-80-14-8049 has been assigned to a human burial encountered in the SW portion of the Hotel property during archaeological monitoring. SIHP # 50-80-14-8169 Features A and B designates two human burials encountered in the Lili’uokalani Ave Right of Way. SIHP # 50-80-14-5860 Feature W designates a single human burial in the south corner of the hotel property. Following the procedures of Hawai’i Revised Statutes (HRS) Chapter 6E-43, and Hawai’i Administrative Rules (HAR) Chapter 13-300, the iwi are believed to be over 50 years old. An evaluation of ethnicity has been made by the State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) and the burials are believed to be Native Hawaiian. Background research indicates that these remains were discovered within Land Commission Awards LCA 1459 to Kuihewa at Mo’okahi, Waikiki, LCA 1468 to Kaiahopuwale at Hamohamo, Waikiki and/or LCA 8452 to Ane Keohokalole at Hamohamo, Waikiki. Other LCAs in the vicinity include LCA 104 FL to Mataio Kekuanao’a, LCA 5-FL to Kapilimanu, LCA 1433 to Kaluhi, and LCA 1437 to Kaohulenui. The applicant for this project is the ‘Alohilani Hotel (formerly the Pacific Beach Hotel) and the contact person is Paul McElroy, SVP Development and Construction, 2490 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815. Proposed treatment is preservation in place. The O’ahu Island Burial Council will be consulted along with any recognized lineal and/or cultural descendants, per the requirements of HAR Chapter 13-300-33. Appropriate treatment of the burial sites shall occur in accordance with HAR Chapter 13-300-38. All persons having any knowledge of the identity or history of these burials are requested to immediately contact Ms. Regina Hilo at the SHPD, located at Room 555, Kakuhihewa Building, 601 Kamokila Blvd, Kapolei, HI 96706 [TEL (808) 692-8015. FAX (808) 692-8020]. All interested parties shall respond within thirty (30) days of this notice and file descendancy claim forms and/or provide information to the SHPD adequately demonstrating lineal descent from these specific burials or cultural descent from ancestors buried in the same ahupua’a or district. (SA1037531 10/13, 10/15, 10/18/17)