Tahara'a InterContinental Hotel Captain Cook restaurant

Title

Tahara'a InterContinental Hotel Captain Cook restaurant

Description

In the Captain Cook Restaurant (named after the legendary English explorer who visited Tahiti), bright striped fabrics were hung from floor to ceiling in the double-height bar and lounge. The restaurant also featured chandeliers shaped like nautical lanterns and a vintage siren from a ship's prow. When Prince was designing the Tahara’a, he was catering to an American fantasy of the South Pacific, formed by movies like Blue Hawaii and the tiki bars of the 1960s. The Tahara'a InterContinental Hotel closed in 1974.

Architecture by Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo

Interiors designed by Neal Prince.

Décor manufactured by Oceanic Arts Tropical Décor

Photograph by Arie deZanger

Creator

Prince, Neal A

Contributor

Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo
deZanger, Arie

Date

1968

Subject

Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts
Hotel restaurants
Hotels--French Polynesia : Island--Tahiti
Interior decoration
Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo
Hotels--French Polynesia--Papeete
Hotels--Decoration

Rights

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

Coverage

Pape’éte, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Files

tahiti_S1_0002.jpg

Citation

Prince, Neal A, “Tahara'a InterContinental Hotel Captain Cook restaurant,” Designing the Luxury Hotel: Neal Prince and the Inter-Continental Brand, accessed January 27, 2023, https://nealprince.omeka.net/items/show/81.

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