Tahara'a InterContinental outdoor bar

Title

Tahara'a InterContinental outdoor bar

Description

When Prince was designing the Tahara’a, he was catering to an American fantasy of the South Pacific, formed by movies like Blue Hawaii and the tiki bars of the 1960s. In the more casual indoor and outdoor dining spaces, common features include oversized carved tikis, walls of volcanic rock, hanging lamps fashioned from puffer fish, garlands of draped conch shells, driftwood, nautical rigging, and bamboo and wicker seating. The Tahara'a InterContinental Hotel closed in 1974.

Architecture by Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo

Interiors designed by Neal Prince.

Photograph by Arie deZanger

Creator

Prince, Neal A.
Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo

Contributor

deZanger, Arie

Date

1968

Subject

Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts
Hotels--French Polynesia : Island--Tahiti
Bars (Drinking establishments)
Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo
Hotels--French Polynesia--Papeete
Hotels--Decoration

Rights

Neal A. Prince Special Collection & Archives, New York School of Interior Design, New York, NY, United States

Coverage

Pape’éte, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Files

tahiti_S1_0003.jpg

Citation

Prince, Neal A. and Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo, “Tahara'a InterContinental outdoor bar,” Designing the Luxury Hotel: Neal Prince and the Inter-Continental Brand, accessed January 30, 2023, https://nealprince.omeka.net/items/show/82.

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