InterContinental Hotel Archives Neal Prince ASID

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

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InterContinental London Hotel
London, United Kingdom (1975)

InterContinental Hotel Collections
held by the Neal Prince Estate Holding Trust
Mr. Neal Prince,
R.A., A.S.I.D
(Curriculum Vitae)
 
Index Holdings Relating to the 1940's
Index Holdings Relating to the 1950's
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Professional
Biography 2000's
 Mr. Neal Prince Resource Image Data Base
 
InterContinental  Hotels 
Historical
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



Arie deZanger,
IHC Photographer


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Inter-Continental London Hotel, London, United Kingdom, Mr. Neal Prince, AIA, ASID

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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:          

InterContinental London Hotel
      

Inter-Continental London Hotel, London, United Kingdom, Mr. Neal Prince, AIA, ASID

 

Architect:

Frederick Gibberd & Partners, London, United Kingdom

 

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

 

Outsourced Lead Interior Designer:
     

Frederick Gibberd & Partners, London, United Kingdom

     

Location:     

London, United Kingdom

            

        

Rooms:        

497 completely air-conditioned and centrally heated guestrooms. Situated in the most prestigious spot in London, overlooking Hyde Park and Green Park on the edge of Mayfair.

      

 - No Photograph is available at this time-  

 

 

How does Mr. Prince's identify an outstanding Hotel?

Response: When you arrive at the Hotel, telephone room service and order a club sandwich to be delivered to your room. Once the room service had delivered your requested club sandwich, take a moment to access how it was prepared, what materials they used to create your club sandwich and then taste the sandwich. Mr. Prince firmly believes, from 55 years of travelling around the world that if a Hotel is able to prepare the "simple" club sandwich correctly, then that Hotel is being operated correctly.

 

               

Restaurants/Lounges:       

Specialty restaurant, informal restaurant, cocktail lounge and discotheque

       

Le Soufflé Bar -

 

 

Le Soufflé Restaurant -

 

Photographs not available at this time of the Interiors of the Restaurant. However, below reflects one of Charles Alvey and Richard Simpson's InterContinental Graphics Departmental examples how they used their creative skills of designing menus to reflect the Restaurant within the Hotel.

 

Inter-Continental London Hotel, London, United Kingdom Wine list

Inter-Continental London Hotel, London, United Kingdom Wine list

Inter-Continental London Hotel, London, United Kingdom Wine list

 

Front Cover, Le Souffle Restaurant Menu, Inter-Continental Hotel, London, United Kingdom

In Cover, Le Souffle Restaurant Menu, Inter-Continental Hotel, London, United Kingdom

 

 

 

 

The above ground floor plan reflects the porte-cochère, foyer, lounge, guest elevators, reception in cashier, coffee house, Le Soufflé Bar, Le Soufflé Restaurant, service elevators, kitchen, staff, grand ballroom entrance, shops, elevator to the car park and the ramp down to the car park.

 

 

 

 

Meeting Facilities:       

10 function rooms accommodating up to 1,450 people     

       

 - No Photograph is available at this time-  

 

 

Floor Plans:

Coffee House ceiling rendering -

Inter-Continental London Hotel, London, United Kingdom, Mr. Neal Prince, AIA, ASID

 

 

Coffee House Floor Plan -

Inter-Continental London Hotel, London, United Kingdom, Mr. Neal Prince, AIA, ASID

 

Grand Ballroom Ceiling Rendering -

Inter-Continental London Hotel, London, United Kingdom, Mr. Neal Prince, AIA, ASID

 

Light Fixtures -

Inter-Continental London Hotel, London, United Kingdom, Mr. Neal Prince, AIA, ASID

 

 

Grand Ballroom Photograph -

Inter-Continental London Hotel, London, United Kingdom, Mr. Neal Prince, AIA, ASID

 

 

Ground Floor  -

Inter-Continental London Hotel, London, United Kingdom, Mr. Neal Prince, AIA, ASID

 

Images held by the Collection:

The images of the collection are 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.

 
Inter-Continental London Hotel, London, United Kingdom, Mr. Neal Prince, AIA, ASID

 

The following Exhibit is a memorandum from March 5th, 1971, by Mr. Prince's, regarding the policy on "How to Design Hotel Guest Rooms", from an Interior Designer point of view, by Mr. Prince:

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