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Sous le Mer, the hotel’s bar, was decorated in blue and turquoise square tiles and provided underwater glimpses of the hotel’s swimming pool (and diving patrons) through rectangular glass panels edged in brass frames.

Architecture by Edward Durell…

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For the hotel’s coffee shop, which featured a two-story wall of glass windows that opened onto the Mediterranean, he used sheer panels overlaid with gold paisley patterns that echoed the lacey grillwork of the building’s architecture. Like Islamic…

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Floorplan of the Phoenicia InterContinental Hotel.

Architecture by Edward Durell Stone, Joseph P. Salerno, Ferdinand Dagher, and Rodolphe Elias.

The hotel had 600 rooms and suites, a variety of shops and restaurants, and a swimming pool…

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Projecting balconies featured delicate pattern work, a common decorative motif of Beirut.

Architecture by Edward Durell Stone and Joseph P. Salerno.

Interiors designed by Neal Prince.

Furniture designed by Mr. Prince and produced and…

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Beirut was the first project where Prince applied his philosophy of design tied to location. Paisley fabrics, inspired by the arabesques of Islamic decorative arts and Arabic script, were used as wall coverings. In the case of the furnishings, Prince…

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Phoenicia InterContinental Hotel private dining suite.

Architecture by Edward Durell Stone and Joseph P. Salerno.

Interiors designed by Neal Prince.

Furniture designed by Mr. Prince and produced and supplied by Daou et Fils.

The Hotel…

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When Prince thought the area devoted to the pool was too small for a luxury resort, he tackled the problem through design: he created undulating waves of blue, green, and white tile that flowed across the terrace into the swimming pool, that, when…

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While employed by the architectural firm William M. Ballard, Prince was sent to Beirut to work on the Phoenicia Inter-Continental Hotel's interiors and represent the hotel's renowned architects Edward Durell Stone and Joseph P. Salerno in matters of…

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Inter-Continental brought in leading American architect Edward Durell Stone to complete the design with Joseph Salerno, an architect who had worked on Inter-Continental’s Curacao hotel in Brazil.

Interiors and swimming pools designed by Neal…

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The Phoenicia InterContinental Hotel, completed in 1961, was the first Inter-Continental venture outside of Latin America. Its Mediterranean setting and the cosmopolitan nature of the city, inspired architects Edward Durell Stone and Joseph P.…
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