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Luxury Resort Photographer

PanaViz is a luxury resort photographer providing a full range of photography services to the hospitality industry. Our hotel & resort photography clients include boutique and branded hotels, resorts and resort communities.

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Luxury Resort Photographer Services

Our hotel photography aims to fully showcase the amenities, locations and lifestyle associated with these destinations. Our full range of hotel photography services include:

  • Aerial Photography.
  • Interior Photography – Lobbies, Restaurants, Rooms, Amenities.
  • Exterior Photography – Buildings, Pools, Amenities.
  • 360 Virtual Tour Photography.
  • Food & Beverage Photography.
  • Area Attractions.

Hotel photography should sell your property. Photos should be realistic and flatter your property. Guests want to see in detail the rooms they stay in, amenities such as pools, restaurants and more. Event planners are interested in seeing your meeting and ballrooms. Mood photos such as the famous sunset from your beach or restaurant should be included. Your would be guests want to imagine themselves in your hotel or resort, so pictures of couples enjoying dinner, having a massage and more can be included.

Our resort and hotel photographers create spectacular rich media to showcase hotels and resorts. Our high impact hotel and resort photography is targeted to help hotels capture more direct and indirect online bookings.

PanaViz is based in Hawaii, U.S.A and we travel extensively covering assignments worldwide.

 

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Island of Molokai

Molokai

Area: 673.4 km²
Population: 7,404 (2000)
Highest elevation: 4,961 ft (1,512.1 m)
Largest settlement: Kaunakakai

History

Molokai is a Hawaiian island in the central Pacific. Molokai was long inhabited by self-sufficient taro growers and fishermen. In the 18th century the kingdom of Oahu gained control over Molokai; its rule lasted until 1785, when warriors from Maui and Hawaii islands invaded and separately ruled the island. Hawaiian chief Kamehameha I invaded in 1795 and subordinated the population as part of his effort to unify the Hawaiian Islands. Christian missionaries arrived on Molokai in the 1830s. A large ranch was established by Kamehameha V, but this destroyed much of the island’s plant life and fishing ponds.

By the 1860s a colony had been begun for victims of leprosy (Hansen disease), and this led to the forced resettlement of many of the island’s natives, particularly from the Kalaupapa Peninsula, in the 1860s and 1890s. The Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1921 encouraged homesteading and resettlement on Molokai. Lack of water slowed development, but after 1923, with the growth of the pineapple industry, small villages grew up on the plateau.

The economy of the island suffered a setback in the 1970s and 1980s when the pineapple growers, facing stiff competition from abroad, closed down their operations. Agriculture on the island is now more diversified, with seed corn, coffee and sweet potatoes among the leading exports. Kaunakakai, the chief village, is on the south coast and has a small harbor.

Halawa Valley

Halawa Valley, valley, northeastern Molokai island, Hawaii, U.S. On the northeastern flank of Kamakou summit, it is a deep, verdant gorge 1.75 miles long and 0.5 mile wide.

 

Archaeological evidence dates habitation in the area from c. ad 650, which makes it one of the oldest Hawaiian settlements. The area possesses one of the most complete collections of ancient residential sites, more than a dozen heiaus (ceremonial and religious structures), and a large-scale irrigation system.

It is believed to be the longest continually occupied site in Hawaii. In the 13th and 14th centuries, it was one of the most densely populated parts of the Hawaiian Islands.

One of the few areas in eastern Molokai suited to agriculture and renowned for the taro root grown there, Halawa Valley supported hundreds of Hawaiians until disastrous tidal waves (1946 and 1957) destroyed most of the buildings and much of the vegetation. It is now occupied by a small number of fishermen and farmers, and it is largely a recreational area (hiking, surfing, fishing).

Hipuapua Falls and Moaula Falls

Hipuapua Falls drops about 500 feet. It is at the end end of the valley, is the area’s highest waterfall; also at the end of the valley is Moaula Falls – 250 feet. Legend says the pool below Moaula contains a moo, a giant lizardlike creature.

Hipuapua and Moa'ula Waterfalls

Hipuapua and Moa’ula Waterfalls

Hipuapua and Moa'ula Waterfalls

Hipuapua and Moa’ula Waterfalls

Leper Colony at Kalaupapa

Kalaupapa Peninsula, also called Makanalua Peninsula, peninsula on the northern shore of Molokai island, Hawaii, U.S. Occupying a 5-square-mile (13-square-km) plateau unsuited to agriculture, the peninsula is isolated from the rest of the island by 2,000-foot (600-metre) cliffs.  The panorama below was taken from the clifftop Kalaupapa Lookout in Palaau State Park.

 

 

It was formed more than 200,000 years ago from the flows of lava from nearby Pu‘u‘uao. For some 900 years it was the site of an ancient Hawaiian agricultural village, whose major crops were taro and sweet potatoes. Archaeological evidence has revealed a once densely populated settlement containing many religious sites.

Kalawao village, on the peninsula’s east side, is now abandoned but was the site of the original “leper colony” established by King Kamehameha V in 1866; to effect a quarantine, native Hawaiians were relocated from the area (the remainder were removed in 1895, after the medical facilities were moved from Kalawao to the western side of the peninsula).

From 1873 to 1889, Father Damien, a Belgian missionary, administered to the physical and spiritual needs of the lepers on the peninsula; his example drew many helpers to the colony. The entire peninsula was occupied by the state leprosarium until 1969, when Hawaii’s isolation laws were abolished.

The colony is still home to many surviving victims of leprosy (Hansen disease), and access to the peninsula is restricted. Kalaupapa (meaning “Flat Plain”) was designated a national historical park in 1980. The district is called Kalawao county but has no formal government and is represented in the state legislature as part of Maui county.

South Molokai Panorama

 

Punchbowl Cemetery

Punchbowl Cemetery – National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Few national cemeteries can compete with the dramatic natural setting of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Commonly knows as Punchbowl Cemetery or Punchbowl Memorial, the bowl was formed some 75,000 to 100,000 years ago during the Honolulu period of secondary volcanic activity. A crater resulted from the ejection of hot lava through cracks in the old coral reefs which, at the time, extended to the foot of the Koolau Mountain Range.

Punchbowl Cemetary Virtual Tour on Memorial Day

Panorama

Dave took his panoramic pole when visited Punchbowl on Memorial Day with our 4 Year Old.  These pictures were taken after the official memorial day ceremonies had ended.

Punchbowl Memorial History

Punchbowl Cemetery

Punchbowl Cemetery

During the late 1890s, a committee recommended that the Punchbowl become the site for a new cemetery to accommodate the growing population of Honolulu. The idea was rejected for fear of polluting the water supply and the emotional aversion to creating a city of the dead above a city of the living

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Punchbowl Cemetery

Fifty years later, Congress authorized a small appropriation to establish a national cemetery in Honolulu with two provisions: that the location be acceptable to the War Department, and that the site would be donated rather than purchased. In 1943, the governor of Hawaii offered the Punchbowl for this purpose.

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Punchbowl Cemetery

The $50,000 appropriation proved insufficient, however, and the project was deferred until after World War II. By 1947, Congress and veteran organizations placed a great deal of pressure on the military to find a permanent burial site in Hawaii for the remains of thousands of World War II servicemen on the island of Guam awaiting permanent burial.

Subsequently, the Army again began planning the Punchbowl cemetery; in February 1948 Congress approved funding and construction began.

Punchbowl Cemetery

Punchbowl Cemetery

Prior to the opening of the cemetery for the recently deceased, the remains of soldiers from locations around the Pacific Theater including Wake Island and Japanese POW camps were transported to Hawaii for final interment.

The first interment was made Jan. 4, 1949. The cemetery opened to the public on July 19, 1949, with services for five war dead: an unknown serviceman, two Marines, an Army lieutenant and one civilian noted war correspondent Ernie Pyle. Initially, the graves at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific were marked with white wooden crosses and Stars of David like the American cemeteries abroad in preparation for the dedication ceremony on the fourth anniversary of V-J Day.

Eventually, over 13,000 soldiers and sailors who died during World War II would be laid to rest in the Punchbowl.

Punchbowl Cemetery

Punchbowl Cemetery

Despite the Army’s extensive efforts to inform the public that the star- and cross-shaped grave markers were only temporary, an outcry arose in 1951 when permanent flat granite markers replaced them. A letter from the Quartermaster General to Senator Paul Douglas in December 1952, explained that while individual markers are inscribed according to the appropriate religious faith:

Crosses do not mark the graves of the dead of our country in other national cemeteries. No cross marks the burial of our revered Unknown Soldier. From Arlington to Golden Gate, from Puerto Rico to Hawaii, the Government’s markers in national cemeteries for all our hero dead are of the traditional designs'[s]ome are upright and some are flat. None is in the form of a religious emblem.

Punchbowl Cemetery's Unknown Soldier Grave

Punchbowl Cemetery’s Unknown Soldier Grave

The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific was the first such cemetery to install Bicentennial Medal of Honor headstones, the medal insignia being defined in gold leaf. On May 11, 1976, a total of 23 of these were placed on the graves of medal recipients, all but one of whom were killed in action.

The Punchbowl has become one of the area’s most popular tourist destinations. More than five million visitors come to the cemetery each year to pay their respects to the dead and to enjoy the panoramic view from the Punchbowl. One of the most breathtaking views of the Island of Oahu can be found while standing at the highest point on the crater’s rim.

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Punchbowl Memorial View

In August 2001, about 70 generic unknown markers for the graves of men known to have died during the attack on Pearl Harbor were replaced with markers that included USS Arizona after it was determined they perished on this vessel.

In addition, new information that identified grave locations of 175 men whose graves were previously marked as unknown resulted in the installation of new markers in October 2002.

The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Monuments and Memorials

The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific contains a memorial pathway that is lined with a variety of memorials that honor America’s veterans from various organizations. As of 2008, there were 56 such memorials throughout the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific’most commemorating soldiers of 20th-century wars, including those killed at Pearl Harbor.

Historical information from U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

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Hawaiian Railway Society: Parlor Car 64

Hawaiian Railway Society: Parlor Car 64

In 1900, Oahu Railway & Land Co. founder, Benjamin F. Dillingham, had Parlor/Observation Car No. 64 designed and built especially for himself. No. 64 was the showpiece of the OR&L’s rolling stock.

Built in Honolulu at a cost of $4,388.24, it had a double-size rear platform surrounded by ornate iron grill work and protected from the sun by fluted awnings.

Oak, mahogany and birds eye maple created an interior of luxury. The parlor car was fitted with a galley, lavatory, washstand and sideboard. It was used frequently by the OR&L for visiting dignitaries. The most notable guests were members of the Hawaiian royal family. The observation platform offered guests a chance to feel the cool trade winds, as well as giving them a better view of the landscape.

No. 64 has been restored and is available for charter.

The Locomotive 302

One of Hawaiian Railway’s operational locomotives, this 300 horsepower Whitcomb diesel electric is used to pull the passenger and work trains.

Built: 1944 Weight: 45 tons B-B. Donated by the military in Hawaii.

About Hawaiian Railway Society

The Hawaiian Railway Society works to save Hawaii’s rich railroad history. This educational, non-profit organization was able to get the remaining stretch of track on Oahu (from Ewa to Nanakuli) placed on the State and National Registers of Historic Sites.  Visit their website here.

 

Destination Photography by PanaViz

Frank Lloyd Wright Lava Rock Home, Hawaii

Frank Lloyd Wright Lava Rock Home, Waimea, Hawaii

PanaViz was invited to photograph the only Frank Lloyd Wright home built in Hawaii. These pictures show why his design is timeless and still relevant.

Virtual Tour – Scroll Down for the Home History

Completed in 1995 the home was commissioned by Sanderson Sims who partnered with Taliesin Associated Architects, John Rattenbury and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to bring the un-built plan to life.

Hawaii Architectural Photographer

Frank Lloyd Wright Lava Rock Home, Waimea. Only FLW designed home in Hawaii.

History of Home:

Originally conceived for the Cornwell Family in Pennsylvania in 1954, the 3,700 sq. foot passive solar hemicycle home embodies Frank Lloyd Wright’s principles of organic architecture in which the structure blends harmoniously with the natural landscape.

The plans were prepared by Taliesin Associated Architects in Scottsdale, Arizona who are affiliated with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the only entity authorized to oversee the construction of Frank Lloyd Wright’s unbuilt projects. The project was built by Hans Torweihe and the interior design was completed by Gina Willman

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Organic Architecture

Frank Lloyd Wright Lava Rock Home

Towering Glass Doors

Hawaii Architectural Photography

FLW Built-In Seating

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FLW Origami Chairs

Frank Lloyd Wright Lava Rock Home

Barrel Chairs

A series of opaque skylights bring natural light into the home and warm lighting behind opaque glass illuminates the house at night.

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Skylights

This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom architecturally significant residence can accommodate a family of 6 in a setting that is truly one-of-a-kind.

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Bedrooms “float” above the Main Floor

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Curved Wall Bathroom

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Big Island Hawaii Countryside

Features of the home include an outdoor lava-rock hot tub overlooking the ocean and breathtaking mountain views.

Frank Lloyd Wright Lava Rock Home

Lava Rock Hot Tub

Throughout the landscaped property one will find secluded seating areas, a hammock and a small soccer field.

Frank Lloyd Wright Lava Rock Home

Secluded Seating Areas

Unique to this FLW home, residents are only a short 10 minute drive to beautiful white sand beaches, world class resorts and plentiful golf courses on the Kohala Coast. Also within a short drive is the idyllic country town of Waimea.

Hawaii Architectural Photography by PanaViz.

Dallas’ new T. Boone Pickens Hospice

PanaViz had the opportunity to photograph this end of life palliative care facility in Dallas, Texas. The $43 million-dollar community, Dallas’ first free-standing inpatient hospice care center opened in February, after being in the works for nearly a decade.

The T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center sits on 9.5 acres of land on Merit Drive in North Dallas. Its peaceful surroundings and modern design of soft lighting, floral displays and accent pillows — aims to create home-like atmosphere for those facing the end of life.

It’s a hospitality approach that moves away from the typical clinical setting.

Architectural Photography of Pickens Center, Dallas Texas

Pickens Center, Dallas Texas

 

The facility includes a total of 36 spacious rooms that have en suite bathrooms, fold-out beds for guests and an office space for caregivers. A patio in each room faces out toward a 2.5-acre on-site lake, where winding pathways and lounge spaces ensure visitors won’t be confined to a room.

There is space designed for every member of the family,” explained Jannetta Lingle, director of clinical services.

It was intentionally designed to look “homey and inviting,” he said. “Most people would prefer to be at home at the end of life.”

The goal of hospice is to help people who are dying have peace, comfort and dignity.

Architectural Photography

We photographed this luxury resort home, located in the Hualalai Resort on the North Kona Coast of the Island of Hawaii.

Photographing the sumptuous bathroom of this home was challenging. It has must see elements, from the outdoor plunge pool and lounging area, to the deep, deep indoor tub, in all quadrants of the space. The only way to capture it all was to create a 360 degree virtual tour of the area. This lets you see how the space is laid out, how the different elements complement each other, and gives you a sense of the true scale of the bathroom.

Click on scene 4 of the virtual tour on the right to see the bathroom in its entirety.

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Amazing Bathrooms

Architectural Photography – Interior/Exterior

Virtual Tour Photography

Interior/Exterior Photography

Architectural Photography - Bathrooms

Interior/Exterior Architectural Photography

 

 

Luxury Villa on Maui. Photo by @panaviz

360 Panoramas aka Virtual Tours

360 Panoramas.  Also referred to as 360 Virtual Tours

360 Panoramas have been around for over 20 years. The technology has improved significantly – it’s easier to use, navigate, and load now.

Panoramas have been perceived as gimmicky in the past, but when well implemented, they can add value to the way you display your property.

360 Virtual tours add to the vignette of still photos that exist for your property. They are a wonderful way to show the layout and flow of a space, the all around views, the soaring ceilings and wonderful carpeting and flooring.

360 Virtual Tour

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The interactive panorama is able to show what is behind and all around each scene.

 

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You can see this house showcased via photos here.

Beach House Photography

Beach House Photography

 

Honolulu Chapel Virtual Tour

Casino Photography

Hotel and Resort Photography

Luxury Architectural Photography in Hawaii

Photographing tall buildings

Some of the buildings photographed by PanaViz.  In portrait orientation.


Hinahina Residences at Kohanaiki

Kohanaiki, a 450-acre, private residential community located on the Kona Coast of the island of Hawai`i, recently unveilved its new Hinahina Residences designed by renowned architect Warren Sunnland.

The first new development of its kind on the Big Island in nearly a decade, Kohanaiki represents an evolution of the private club experience. The property is instilled with a welcoming, relaxed and comfortable lifestyle that is reflected in the warm and graceful attentiveness of the staff and the sense of genuine community among members.

PanaViz was tasked with photographing the various luxury homes offered in this development.  These homes were designed, built and furnished by various world renowned architects, builders and design firms.

Hinahina Luxury Residences at Kohanaiki

  • Architect: Glazier Le Architects
  • Builder: Maryl
  • Year Built: 2016
  • View: Ocean   Mountain   Golf   Lake
  • Amenities:  Pool   Spa
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Interior Square Feet: 2,123 sq ft
  • Lānai: 1,195 sq ft

Click To View Kohanaiki Residence

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Click To View Kohanaiki Residence

The Hinahina Residences grace one of the most private settings in all of Kohanaiki adjacent to 1,160 acre Kaloko Honōkohau National Park.

Designed by renowned architect Warren Sunnland, these 2-level residences are situated along the 7th fairway and enjoy ocean, golf course, and lake views to the west and sunrise views of Hualalai and Mauna Loa from to the east.

Hinahina Residence 6 features a great room, kitchen, and master suite on the upper level with ocean views and views of neighboring Kaloko Honokohau National Park. The ground level offers a retreat and two guest bedrooms, opening up to a spacious lānai and landscaped private yard with a swimming pool and spa.

This home comes fully furnished with a package by Henderson Interiors.

 

Architectural Photography of Luxury Resort Residences by PanaViz

 

A luxury Hawaiian vacation rental with a very open floor plan.

A gracious entryway.

Aerial photos really do a great job showcasing the setting and location of a place. And thanks to technology, it has become very affordable. A luxury vacation home in Kauai. Hanalei Bay.

A luxury vacation home on Kauai. Love the wondrous landscaping.

A pool house in paradise. Kauai.

Poolside at Hale Aumakua at dusk. Mauna Lani Resort.

Have a Hawaiian Thanksgiving…..Aloha!

Catch a dinner and a show in Waikiki tonight. RockaHula’s Legends in Concert venue. Photo Credit: @PanaViz

Photographing beautiful spaces and places is what we do!

Architectural Photography

Winner of HGTV Ultimate House Hunt, “Bringing the Outside In” Category -2016. Photography by @panaviz #

Luxury Oahu Home

Listed at $11,000,000. “THE SPIRIT OF HAWAII.” A truly unique contemporary Polynesian style estate inspired by classic sweeping roof lines, soaring ceilings and two bungalow dwellings.

A beautiful rainbow on Maui. 360 Kului Way, Lahaina, HI 96761

Maui Luxury Real Estate

4337 Kahala Avenue, Blackpoint, HI 96816 $2,195,000 Photo by @panaviz

Luxury Oahu Real Estate

The Spirit of Hawaii

“THE SPIRIT OF HAWAII.” A truly unique contemporary Polynesian style estate inspired by classic sweeping roof lines, soaring ceilings and bungalow dwellings. Koa encased glass doors open the inside to the outer beauty of a tropical oceanfront oasis. $11,000,000

A brief but glorious sunset on KAUAI. Photo by @PanaViz

Part of an aerial 360 panorama of Kauna’oa Bay on the Big Island. Iconic Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in the distance. Photo by @panaviz

Kona Aerial Photography

Location, Location, Location!

Family home set on wooded cul-de-sac deep in beautiful Maunawili. KAILUA, Hawaii. Photo by @Panaviz

Oahu Real Estate Photography

Aloha! Lagoon 2 at Ko Olina Resort. Ko Olina Beach Villas.

Ko Olina Resort

A brief but glorious sunset on KAUAI. Photo by @PanaViz

Kauai Life

Interior Architectural Photography. Photo by @PanaViz

5-7452-D Kuhio Highway 1 & 2, Wainiha, HI 96714: $8,750,000

Evening at Hualalai

Hualalai Resort

Aerial Photography of Ko Olina Resort by PanaViz. Oahu, Hawaii

Ko Olina Marina

Another piece of paradise on KAUAI. 454 Kalalea View Drive, 10C, Aliomanu Moloaa, HI 96703: $4,500,000 Photo by @Panaviz

5-7452-D Kuhio Highway 1 & 2, Wainiha, HI 96714: $8,750,000

Kauai Beach Life

Who has been to Molokai? Another lovely sunset on Molokai. Hawaiian Islands. Photo by @PanaViz

Hawaii Living

Aerial Panorama

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