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Pago Pago InterContinental Hotel
Pago Pago, American Samoa (1965-1986)

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Background

John B. Gates,
Chairman of the Board
Robert Huyot,
Chairman of the Board
Hans Sternick,
Chairman of the Board
John P. Sutherland,
President
Latin American
Division
Mario Di Genova,
President
Europe/Africa Divsions
R. Kane Rufe,
Sr. Vice President
Far East/Pacific Division
John C. Carrodus
Sr. Vice President
of Services
Neal A. Prince
Vice President
Graphics and Interior Designs
 
Departmental Staff and Contractual Designers:
Kenneth Smith,
ASID
Charles R Alvey,
Graphic Designer
Richard Simpson,
Graphic Designer
 Bill Embery
Dale & Pat Keller,
ASID
Joe Grusczak,
ASID
Trisha Wilson,
ASID
James Ray Baker,
ASID
Irene D'Alessio,
Interior Designer



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Who is Mr. Neal Prince? Mr. Prince is a trained Architect from Rice University, an Art Historian, Art Collector and a person with a vast passion for Motion Pictures and Theatre History, especially Set Designs. These elements came together to build a foundation to Mr. Prince's skills, which later became recognized as his ability for designing Hotel and Restaurant Interiors. Mr. Prince incorporated his own passions of above, into an International branding philosophy that remains as strong today as it was when he developed his philosophy of Hotel and Restaurant Designs, which is visible today, in Hotels worldwide. But what makes Mr. Prince different? He was a pioneer within this Industry, along with Dale and Pat Keller, of Hong Kong, in designing Hotels in countries that never had an International Hotel presence. Mr. Prince, along with Kenneth Smith (Interior Designer), Charles Alvey (Graphic Designer), Richard Simpson (Graphic Designer), William Embury (Interior Designer), Joe Grusczak (Interior Designer), James Ray Baker (Interior Designer) and Irene D'Alessio (Interior Designer) and many others were the first, to sent the standards for International Hotel Interiors. And what is incredible is that he did not have the grand budgets that most designers have today. Mr. Prince used local talents and products, when available and appropriate, to augment his designs, which, in return, allowed local Artist, Gallery Owners, Merchants and vendors to view InterContinental not as an invader, but as a partner in creating new sources of commence within the local economy. What is even more unique in Mr. Prince being different, was that Mr. Prince has always credited his success, not in the terms of "I", but "WE". Mr. Prince, being from Corsicana, Texas, has always remained modest and respectful and always have contributed his success due to the fact that designing hotels is a "TEAM" effort, from his Departmental Staff to his Professional Associate Designers that he had brought on to do a certain project for the vast inventory of InterContinental Hotel holdings. This website is to bring together the collections, resources, stories and images documenting a period of time, before computers, mobile phones, fax's or video conferencing. This website is to recapture the time when International Hotel Design Industry remained in its infancy before the growth and development into what we have today as multi billion dollar companies. Each Hotel on this website will encompass how Mr. Prince and his Staff and Professional Associates overcame the troubles of designing Hotels, from a historic point of view, to what was necessary to open the Hotels, maintain the Hotels, and what lessons were learned to be applied for the next project.

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Hotel:

Pago Pago InterContinental Hotel

Pago Pago InterContinental Hotel, Pago Pago, American Samoa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location:

Pago Pago, American Samoa

 

Architect:

 

 

Lead Interior Designer:

Neal Prince ASID Intercontinental Hotel Designer Pan-Am

Neal A. Prince, R.A., A.S.I.D, Lead Designer

V.P. of Graphic and Interior Design Department, InterContinental Hotel Group 1960-1985

 

 

Rooms:

101 completely air-conditioned guestrooms and "thatched" cottages on the Pago Pago Bay, facing the Rainmaker Mountain.

Pago Pago InterContinental Hotel, Pago Pago, American Samoa

Interiors designed by Mr. Neal Prince, R.A., A.S.I.D (1965)

Room  Service Menu:

Restaurants/Lounges:

Fia Fia Snack Bar -

Pago Pago InterContinental Hotel, American Samoa

Interiors designed by Mr. Neal Prince, R.A., A.S.I.D (1965)

 

Laumei Lounge -

Pago Pago InterContinental Hotel, American Samoa

Interiors designed by Mr. Neal Prince, R.A., A.S.I.D (1965)

The hanging shells were designed by Neal Prince, and manufactured by the "Oceanic Arts - Tropical Decor" Company, located out of 12414 Whittier, Blvd, Whittier, California 90602. Their contact number is (562) 698-6960.

 

Rainmaker Restaurant -

Pago Pago InterContinental Hotel, American Samoa

Interiors designed by Mr. Neal Prince, R.A., A.S.I.D (1965)

The hanging shells were designed by Neal Prince, and manufactured by the "Oceanic Arts - Tropical Decor" Company, located out of 12414 Whittier, Blvd, Whittier, California 90602. Their contact number is (562) 698-6960.

Pago Pago InterContinental Hotel, American Samoa

Interiors designed by Mr. Neal Prince, R.A., A.S.I.D (1965)

The hanging shells were designed by Neal Prince, and manufactured by the "Oceanic Arts - Tropical Decor" Company, located out of 12414 Whittier, Blvd, Whittier, California 90602. Their contact number is (562) 698-6960.

 

Pago Pago InterContinental Hotel, American Samoa

Interiors designed by Mr. Neal Prince, R.A., A.S.I.D (1965)

The hanging shells were designed by Neal Prince, and manufactured by the "Oceanic Arts - Tropical Decor" Company, located out of 12414 Whittier, Blvd, Whittier, California 90602. Their contact number is (562) 698-6960.

Menu:

Meeting Facilities:

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Pago Pago InterContinental Hotel, Pago Pago, American Samoa
This earlier image is another example of the detail graphics and designs that were created by the talents  of Charles R. Alvey and Richard Simpson, of the InterContinental Hotel Corporation's Department of Interior & Graphics Design. This image is another example of InterContinental Hotel's competitors copied for their own Graphic's applications. In some hotels, this image is used to this day.
 
This earlier image is another example of the detail graphics and designs that were created by the talents  of Charles R. Alvey and Richard Simpson, of the InterContinental Hotel Corporation's Department of Interior & Graphics Design. This image is another example of InterContinental Hotel's competitors copied for their own Graphic's applications. In some hotels, this image is used to this day.
 

 

 Winnie Winkle's comic strip, honorary Mr. Prince, when the Artist, Van Bibber stayed at the Property and became friends with Mr. Prince. The Strip was created on January 23, 1966.

Publication: Daily News, Saturday, January 22, 1966, Comic Strip: "Winnie Winkle"

Creator: Martin Branner (1920-1996), wrote the Winnie Winkle Strip until 1943

Artist: Van Bibber (continued the series from 1962-1980)

Subject: Pago Pago, American Samoa Island

Description: Mr. Prince is featured as a character in this cartoon during the construction of the Pago-Pago InterContinental Hotel in the American Samoa.

Copyright: Estate of Martin Branner, unless otherwise transferred by the creator.

Publishing Rights: Daily News Newspaper, New York, New York

 

Publication: Daily News, Sunday, February 6, 1966, Comic Strip: "Winnie Winkle"

Creator: Martin Branner (1920-1996), wrote the Winnie Winkle Strip until 1943

Artist: Van Bibber (continued the series from 1962-1980)

Subject: Pago Pago, American Samoa Island

Description: Mr. Prince is featured as a character in this cartoon during the construction of the Pago-Pago InterContinental Hotel in the American Samoa.

Copyright: Estate of Martin Branner, unless otherwise transferred by the creator.

Publishing Rights: Daily News Newspaper, New York, New York

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