I think there's an issue w/ the fielding stats. last night when I got home, had 1302 fields. I just went out and reclaimed a couple of portals and fielded. This resulted in adding 7 fields (confirmed in comms), but 2 were compound fields meaning while I created 7 fields, it was done by throwing 4 links to created the field(s). My stats are now at at 1306 fields created, which is a gain of 4 not 7...
Portal Title: The State City, Region and Country: Los Angeles, CA US Lat/long(s): 34.045179, 118.253672 Appeal category: new submission appeal (historic architecture) Reason/comments: Not sure why this was rejected - this is a historic theater (you can see the Route 66 Roadside Attraction sign in the pic).
Title: Queen Kapiolani Hotel City: Honolulu, HI Lat/Lon: 21.271767, -157.821296 Category: new portal appeal Reason: Named after one of the last independent queens of Hawaii, this hotel overlooks the Honolulu zoo, Kapiolani Park and the beaches of Waikiki.
We agree with +Shiver Mercer - we couldn't find any other information about the historical or cultural significance of this hotel, so we don't think it meets the candidate Portal criteria and believe it was correctly rejected.