Tahara'a InterContinental exterior view with tiki

Title

Tahara'a InterContinental exterior view with tiki

Description

Many “native” elements incorporated into the hotel decor, including a 25 foot tiki that stood in front of the hotel’s thatched-roofed building, had to be outsourced to Oceanic Arts in Whittier, California due to a scarcity of craftsmen (the locals had been lured away by the French atomic energy industry). The Tahara'a InterContinental Hotel closed in 1974.

Architecture by Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo

Interiors designed by Neal Prince.

Tiki carving by Ed Crissman of Oceanic Arts Tropical Décor (Whittier, CA)

Creator

Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo

Contributor

Prince, Neal A.
Chrissman, Ed

Date

1968

Subject

Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts
Hotels--French Polynesia--Tahiti (Island)
Architecture, Tropical--Influences
Hotels--French Polynesia--Papeete

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

ExteriorWithTiki.jpg

Citation

Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo, “Tahara'a InterContinental exterior view with tiki,” Designing the Luxury Hotel: Neal Prince and the Inter-Continental Brand, accessed January 27, 2023, https://nealprince.omeka.net/items/show/86.

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