The Ma-Kiki Club was owned by Harold Lawrence Frankel and his wife Dodi.
They advertised "authentic Polynesian Food and drinks", with Live entertainment nightly. Located in the Holiday Inn.
The Holiday Inn was their first hotel.
For their last 11 years, they hired Chinese chef, Ming Eng, who proved extremely popular and after The Ma-Kiki closed, he opened his own restaurant in the former Elephant Walk Club of the Frederick Hotel. There, Ming’s became a popular eatery that served a combination of Chinese and Polynesian dishes. In 1998, Ming’s relocated to the Stone Lodge Motel, where it operated for another ten years before closing in 2009.
The Ma-Kiki closed in 1980. Today, it appears the Holiday Inn is now an EconoLodge.
The restaurant/lounge area of the old Holiday Inn complex looks to have been demolished at some point and replaced with a Sonic drive-in.