Here is a fine example of just how popular the Polynesian Pop Culture was during the 50s and 60s. Proprietors were trying anything to cash in on the craze. For instance, the Kona Kai hotel in Dumas, Texas.
They put a polynesian name on the place and added some fantastic roadside signage......and done. Now we have a tiki hotel. No, not really. There is nothing exotic about this place. But they are fun to look at, a majority of these type of hotels had some great signage.