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Interview with Roy Cecil Kelley
|Title:||Interview with Roy Cecil Kelley|
Hotels and Restaurants
Land and Ownership
|Series/Report no.:||Waikiki, 1910 - 1985: Oral Histories|
|Description:||A hotel developer talks about his family background; schooling; early jobs in contracting offices; 1929 arrival in Hawaii; position with C.W. Dickey; undeveloped Waikiki; purchase of Seaside land and building of apartment house; World War II and evacuation of family; Reef Hotel land purchase in 1947; apartments versus hotels; hotel management, including employees, reservations, and guests; tourist seasons; and hotel pricing and service.|
draftsperson, architect, apartment manager, hotel developer; Caucasian; male
Interview conducted in English.
|Pages/Duration:||2 hr, 3 min|
|Appears in Collections:||Waikiki, 1910–1985: Oral Histories|
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