Tahara'a InterContinental bar
When Prince was designing the Tahara'a InterContinental Hotel, which operated from 1968-1974, 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.
Architecture by Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo
Interiors designed by Neal Prince.
Décor manufactured by Oceanic Arts Tropical Décor
Photograph by Arie deZanger