Phoenicia InterContinental Hotel coffee shop

Title

Phoenicia InterContinental Hotel coffee shop

Description

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 screens, the panels both mediated direct sunlight and cast intricate shadow patterns on the interior.

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 with local materials.

Photo by Arie deZanger.

The Hotel was closed in 1976, and re-opened in 2000 under the new management of the Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts.

Creator

Prince, Neal A.

Contributor

Stone, Edward Durell
Salerno, Joseph P.
Daou et Fils, Inc.
DeZanger, Arie

Date

1961

Subject

Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts
Interior decoration
Hotels--Lebanon--Beirut

Rights

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

Coverage

Beirut, Lebanon

Files

Beirut_Hotel_Casual Dining 001.jpg

Citation

Prince, Neal A., “Phoenicia InterContinental Hotel coffee shop,” Designing the Luxury Hotel: Neal Prince and the Inter-Continental Brand, accessed July 7, 2022, https://nealprince.omeka.net/items/show/49.

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