A visionary mindset and an entrepreneurial spirit
Growing up on Oahu’s Ewa Mills Camp sugar plantation, H.T. Hayashi rose from humble beginnings to become a self-made entrepreneur. His deep understanding and respect for hard work and authenticity resulted in a company where everyone was valued and given an opportunity, irrespective of their position.
With a visionary mindset and entrepreneurial spirit, he developed innovative properties which provided opportunities for residents and unique experiences for visitors from around the world.
In 1964, his first property, the Pagoda Hotel and floating restaurant was built. Complete with a koi pond that was made available to the public, it became an iconic Hawaii landmark.
In 1975, Hayashi established HTH Corporation. In 1979, he found inspiration in what was then considered a revolutionary material – plexiglass. The development of the Pacific Beach Hotel with its famous 280,000-gallon, three-story Oceanarium was the first-of-its kind.
In 1991, the company expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel and continued to own and operate all three hotels for more than 25 years.
In 2016, HTH Asset Management, LLC. was established to reflect the company’s evolution to a national real estate management company extending its portfolio of hotels, resorts and office buildings as well as commercial and residential properties.