Who is B.F. Dillingham, the name behind the room at the Manoa Valley Inn?
The spacious and well appointed Dillingham room is located on the third floor of the Mānoa Valley Inn. The room is named in honor of Benjamin Franklin Dillingham, a noted business leader. In late 19th century Hawai‘i, Dillingham made his fortune as the founder of the O‘ahu Railway and Land Company. He included King David Kalākaua and Queen Lili‘uokalani among his friends. Dillingham’s son, Walter, built a beautiful mansion, La Pietra, on the slopes of Diamond Head in 1919. Fo