Exterior view: Phoenicia InterContinental Hotel (post card)

Title

Exterior view: Phoenicia InterContinental Hotel (post card)

Description

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. Salerno to create a sophisticated design that combined elements of high modernism with Mughal and Muslim architecture. Stone designed two separate towers faced with stone set within a larger rectangular base with a two story wrap-around colonnade set right on the water.

The Phoenicia was built by Beckle Construction Company.

Interiors designed by Neal Prince.

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

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

Creator

Stone, Edward Durell
Salerno, Joseph P.

Contributor

Prince, Neal A.

Date

1961

Subject

Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts
Architecture--Lebanon
Advertising postcards
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_Night Time Postcard 001.jpg

Citation

Stone, Edward Durell and Salerno, Joseph P. , “Exterior view: Phoenicia InterContinental Hotel (post card),” Designing the Luxury Hotel: Neal Prince and the Inter-Continental Brand, accessed July 7, 2022, https://nealprince.omeka.net/items/show/51.

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