American Seaside Escapes
From Washington to Waikiki, the new wave of beach hotels is also putting an emphasis on amazing food. —Additional reporting by Alessandra Bulow
A pink-stucco palace built in 1927, the Royal Hawaiian has hosted famous guests ranging from Clark Gable and Franklin D. Roosevelt to the Shah of Iran. The original Mai Tai Bar is located here and chef John Matsubara hits the Honolulu Fish Auction most mornings to select fresh fish for his seafood restaurant, Azure.