Phoenicia InterContinental Hotel swimming pool (close view)

Title

Phoenicia InterContinental Hotel swimming pool (close view)

Description

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 interior layout and finishes. Prince thought the area devoted to the pool was too small for a luxury resort and 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 viewed from above, made the oval pool seem to ripple out into the courtyard and appear larger than it actually was.

Creator

Stone, Edward Durell
Salerno, Joseph P.

Contributor

Prince, Neal A.

Date

1961

Subject

Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts
Hotels--Lebanon--Beirut
Hospitality Industry--Lebanon--Beirut
Tourism--Middle East
Outdoor recreation
Sun-baths
Suntan
Swimming
Bathing suits
Outdoor furniture

Rights

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

Coverage

Beirut, Lebanon

Files

Beirut_Hotel_Swimming Pool 002.jpg

Citation

Stone, Edward Durell and Salerno, Joseph P., “Phoenicia InterContinental Hotel swimming pool (close view),” Designing the Luxury Hotel: Neal Prince and the Inter-Continental Brand, accessed July 7, 2022, https://nealprince.omeka.net/items/show/53.

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