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

(Curriculum Vitae)

 

Neal Prince RA ASID Intercontinental Hotel

Neal A. Prince
Vice President
Graphics and Interior Design Department

 

 

 

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
Index Holdings Relating to the 1960's
Index Holdings Relating to the 1970's
Index Holdings Relating to the 1980's
Index Holdings Relating to the 1990's
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


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mr. Neal Prince, was Born in Corsicana, Texas with degrees in Architecture and Architectural Engineering from Rice University in Houston, Texas. Mr. Prince did military service with the United States Army 39th Combat Engineers in Italy. Returning to Texas, he first joined the Architectural Firm of Ernest Schultz. He soon became active at the Houston Little Theater, which produced a prizewinning play, "Cry Out Cassandra," that he had authored. After a period as he gave up his Architectural profession to become the President and Business Manager of the Houston Little Theatre, he went to the East coast and served for a season as Director of The Wyndham Playhouse in New Hampshire. A spell in New York with the Actors Studio brought him to the classical quandary of those bitten by the theatre bug: a regular job supporting a regular diet or stick it out in Theater. Creature comfort won and through the Architectural League he secured a position with the firm of York & Sawyer Architects in 1950, the firm was noted for the design of hospitals. After several months of observations in New York Bellevue Hospital, Mr. Prince became the firm's expert on the layout and planning of Hospital Emergency Rooms. In due course he decided against a lifetime in Healthcare Architecture, Mr. Prince switched firms to Schoen & Hennessy Architecture Firm in 1954 (The Named Partner was the son of Eugene Schoen, renown "Art Deco" Designer, who became a mentor to Mr. Prince), when Mr. Prince was assigned a project to design a motorway restaurant for Restaurant Associates, New York's most creative force in restaurant operations at the time. The job involved a complete package: Architecture, Drafting and Interior Design. Mr. Prince took a genuine interest in the latter, and made a career move to the Walter M. Ballard Corporation, Interior Design Firm in 1958, at Byron Calhoun's request, he did work on a project to remodel the Hotel Jaragua in Ciudad Trujillo, Dominican Republic, most of which was never carried out, and a modest remodeling of the San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico. The Firm of Walter M. Ballard had a contract for the Interiors of the Phoenicia InterContinental Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon, and Mr. Prince was sent there to work on the Interiors and also, because of his background, to represent the architect, Edward Stone, in matters of the Interior layouts and finishes. All the furniture pieces were designed by Mr. Prince and manufactured locally with Prince's supervision. In January 1961, Mr. Prince was hired to work full time as the Staff Vice President of Interior Design Division for Intercontinental Hotels, a Pan-Am Airlines Development Department. The intention, being at least in developing countries, that InterContinental Hotels would produce its Interior Designs "in-house" and be reimbursed at cost under the TSA's. Mr. Prince shortly engaged Kenneth Smith, from the Walter M. Ballard Firm, and Charles R. Alvey, a specialist in Graphics and Industrial Design. Mr. Prince's concepts and ideas were the forefront of its time, after designing and opening as many as 154 International InterContinental Hotels from 1961-1985, Mr. Prince gained the deepest respect on the International Interior Design level. Mr. Prince uses function with ethnic style. With his ability to design each new Hotel using local materials and talents, such as the native artists and craftsman, he produced each Hotel with its own National personality and flare but maintained the Corporate highest standards of InterContinental Hotel. Mr. Prince gained the respect and acceptance by the local authorities.  This in turn avoided any local resistance in building the new Hotels around the world. With the assistance of Charles R. Alvey, Richard W. Simpson, Dale and Pat Keller, Joe Grusczak, James Ray Baker, Irene D'Alessio and others, Mr. Prince became an Innovator as he helped created an industry of International Hotel Designs and personalities that reflected the indigenous Country in each property. InterContinental Hotels gained much growth and respect throughout the world by those concepts of designs. Still today, his work is relatively unknown on a domestic level, but his concepts and designs are still utilized by the InterContinental Hotels Group and Hotel Designers. Much is to be learned from Mr. Prince's long history of experience from his first complete design for a hotel, Phoenicia InterContinental Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon, to his last project doing the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. Much is to be passed down from Mr. Prince's experience and knowledge. It is important that this is passed on in an educational manner.

 

Projects:

Ernest L. Schultz Architects Inc., Private Residence, Corsicana, Texas, United States (1947)

Ernest L. Schultz Architects Inc., Public School Football Stadium, Houston, Texas, United States (1947)

Ernest L. Schultz Architects Inc., Private Residence, Houston, Texas, United States (1948)

Ernest L. Schultz Architects Inc., Private Residence, Houston, Texas, United States (1948)

Ernest L. Schultz Architects Inc., Private Residence, Corsicana, Texas, United States (1948)

York & Sawyer LLP, Bellevue Hospital, New York, New York, United States (1950-1953)

Schoen & Hennessy Architects, Commercial Architecture Designs, New York, New York, United States (1954-1957)

Walter M. Ballard Corporation, Hotel New Yorker, New York, New York, United States (1958)

Walter M. Ballard Corporation, Penn Harris Hotel, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States (1958)

Walter M. Ballard Corporation, Bellevue Stratford Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (1959)

Walter M. Ballard Corporation, Belmont Plaza Hotel, New York, New York, United States (1959)

Walter M. Ballard Corporation, Holland-America Cruise Line N.V., New York, New York, United States (1959)

Walter M. Ballard Corporation, Blackstone Hotel, Omaha, Nebraska, United States (1959)

Walter M. Ballard Corporation, Penn Sheraton Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (1959)

Walter M. Ballard Corporation, The Carlyle Hotel, New York, New York, United States (1959)

Walter M. Ballard Corporation, The Colony Motel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States (1959)

Walter M. Ballard Corporation, Phoenicia InterContinental Hotel, Beirut, Lebanon (1960)

   ˛ Phoenicia InterContinental Hotel, Beirut, Lebanon (1960)

   ˛ Grande Hotel, Belém, Brazil (1960)

   ˛ Carrera Hotel, Santiago, Chile (1960)

   ˛ El Prado InterContinental Hotel, Barranquilla, Columbia (1960)

   ˛ Reform InterContinental Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico (1960)

   ˛ Victoria Plaza Hotel, Montevideo, Uruguay (1960)

    ˛ Tequendama Hotel, Bogotá, Columbia (1960)

    ˛ De Lago InterContinental Hotel, Maracaibo, Venezuela (1960)

    ˛ Tamanaco InterContinental Hotel, Caracas, Venezuela(1960)

  ˛, ³ Jaragua InterContinental Hotel, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (1960)

   ˛ Embajador InterContinental Hotel, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (1960)

   ˛ Curacao InterContinental Hotel, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles (1960)

     ˛ El Salvador InterContinental Hotel, San Salvador, El Salvador (1960)

   ˛, ³El San Juan InterContinental Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico (1960)

      ˛ El Ponce InterContinental Hotel, Ponce, Puerto Rico (1960)

     ˛ Ducor InterContinental Hotel, Monrovia, Liberia (1962)

   ˛ Hotel Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia (1962)

   ˛ Southern Cross InterContinental Hotel, Melbourne, Australia (1962)

     ˛ Dublin InterContinental Hotel, Dublin, Ireland (1963)

     ˛ Cork InterContinental Hotel, Cork, Ireland (1963)

     ˛ Limerick InterContinental Hotel, Limerick, Ireland (1963)

     ˛ Frankfurt Intercontinental Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany (1963)

    ˛ Ivoire InterContinental Hotel, Abidjan, Ivory Coast (1963)

     ˛ Singapura InterContinental Hotel, Singapore (1963)

     ˛ Mandarin Hotel, Hong Kong (1963)

     ˛ InterContinental Jordon Hotel, Amman, Jordan (1964)

     ˛ InterContinental Wien, Vienna, Austria (1964)

      ˛ Intercontinental Geneva Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland (1964)

      ˛ InterContinental Jerusalem Hotel, Jerusalem (1964)

      ˛ Karachi InterContinental Hotel, Karachi, Pakistan (1964)

      ˛Esplanade InterContinental Hotel, Zagreb, Yugoslavia(1964)

     ˛ InterContinental Hannover Hotel, Hanover, Germany (1965)

   ˛ Oberoi InterContinental Hotel, New Delhi, India (1965)

   ˛ Pago Pago InterContinental Hotel, Pago Pago, American Samoa (1965)

   ˛Siam InterContinental Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand (1966)

      ˛ InterContinental Dacca Hotel, Dacca, Bangladesh (1966)

      ˛ InterContinental Bali Beach Hotel, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia (1966)

  ˛, ³ Continental Hotel, Accra, Ghana (1967)

      ˛ Ambassador InterContinental Hotel, Accra, Ghana (1967)

      ˛ InterContinental Quito Hotel, Quito, Ecuador (1967)

   ˛ InterContinental Lahore Hotel, Lahore, Pakistan (1967)

    ˛, ³InterContinental Rawalpindi Hotel, Rawalpindi, Pakistan (1967)

      ˛ InterContinental Auckland Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand (1968)

      ˛ InterContinental Lusaka Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia (1968)

      ˛ Musi-o-Tunya InterContinental Hotel, Livingstone, Zambia (1968)

      ˛ Taharaa InterContinental Hotel, Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia (1968)

      ˛ InterContinental Dusseldorf Hotel, Dusseldorf, Germany (1969)

  ˛, ³  InterContinental Manila Hotel, Makati, Philippines (1969)

   ˛ InterContinental Paris Hotel, Paris, France (1969)

    ˛ Bristal Kempinski Hotel, Berlin, Germany (1969)

    ˛ InterContinental Managua Hotel, Managua, Nicaragua (1969)

    ˛ InterContinental Nairobi Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya (1969)

   ˛ InterContinental Kabul Hotel, Kabul, Afghanistan (1969)

    ˛ Duna InterContinental Hotel, Budapest, Hungary (1969)

  ˛, ³InterContinental Medellin Hotel, Medellin, Columbia (1970)

  ˛, ³Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Hotel, Munich, Germany (1970)

    ˛ InterContinental Cali Hotel, Cali, Columbia (1971)

    ˛ InterContinental Teheran Hotel, Teheran, Iran (1971)

  ˛ Okura InterContinental Amsterdam Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (1971)

      ˛ InterContinental Kinshasa Hotel, Kinshasa, Zaire (1971)

      ˛ Cyrus InterContinental Hotel, Shiraz, Iran (1971)

      ˛ Darius InterContinental Hotel, Persepolis, Iran (1971)

   ˛ Portman InterContinental Hotel, London, United Kingdom (1971)

  ˛, ³InterContinental Cologne Hotel, Cologne, Germany (1971)

  ˛, ³InterContinental Valencia Hotel, Valencia, Venezuela (1971)

     InterContinental Guayana Hotel, Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela (1971)

   ˛ InterContinental Bucharest Hotel, Bucharest, Romania (1971)

    ˛ InterContinental Helsinki Hotel, Helsinki, Finland (1972)

   ˛ Keio Plaza InterContinental Hotel, Tokyo, Japan (1972)

   ˛ InterContinental Hamburg Hotel, Hamburg, Germany (1972)

   Taj Mahal InterContinental Hotel, Bombay, India (1972)

  ˛, ³Lee Gardens Forum Hotel, Hong Kong (1972)

   ˛ Okoume Palace InterContinental Hotel, Libreville, Gabon (1972)

   ˛ Ceylon InterContinental Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka (1973)

  ˛, ³Munich Penta Forum Hotel, Munich, Germany (1973)

     ˛ Mark Hopkins InterContinental Hotel, San Francisco, California, United States (1973)

   ˛ Furama InterContinental Hotel, Hong Kong (1974)

   ˛ InterContinental Prague Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic (1974)

  ˛ Borobudur InterContinental, Jakarta, Indonesia (1974)

   ˛ Rose Hall InterContinental Hotel/Country Club, Montego Bay, Jamaica (1974)

    ˛ InterContinental Rio Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1974)

  ˛, ³Emir du Liban Hotel, Beit-de-Din, Lebanon (1974)

      ˛ InterContinental Dubai Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (1975)

      ˛ InterContinental Ocho Rios Hotel, Ocho Rios, Jamaica (1975)

      ˛ InterContinental London Hotel, London, United Kingdom (1975)

      ˛ Riyadh InterContinental Hotel, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (1975)

    ˛ Makkah InterContinental Hotel, Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (1975)

  ˛ InterContinental Zagreb Hotel, Zagreb, Croatia (1975)

   ˛ Khyber InterContinental Hotel, Peshawar, Pakistan (1975)

   ˛ Victoria InterContinental Hotel, Warsaw, Poland (1976)

  ˛ InterContinental Maui Hotel, Maui, Hawaii, United States (1976)

    ˛ Golf Forum/InterContinental Hotel, Abidjan, Ivory Coast (1976)

  ˛ InterContinental Istanbul Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey (1976)

   ˛ Saipan Beach InterContinental Inn, Saipan, Marianas (1976)

    ˛ Muscat InterContinental Hotel, Muscat, Oman (1977)

  ˛, ³InterContinental Kingston Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica (1977)

  ˛, ³Ritz Carlton, Montreal Hotel, Quebec, Canada (1977)

  ˛, ³Le Vendome Hotel, Beirut, Lebanon (1977)

  ˛, ³Davao Insular InterContinental Inn, Davao, Philippines (1977)

      ˛ Punta Baluarte InterContinental Hotel, Calatagan, Philippines (1977)

      ˛ Massarah InterContinental Hotel, Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (1977)

     Montfleur InterContinental Hotel, Cannes, France (1977)

       ˛ InterContinental Barclay Hotel, New York, New York, United States (1978)

      ˛ Four Ambassadors InterContinental Hotel, Miami, Florida, United States (1978)

       ˛ InterContinental Berlin Hotel, Berlin, Germany (1978)

     ˛ Ritz InterContinental Lisbon Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal (1979)

      ˛ InterContinental Beograd Hotel, Belgrade, Serbia (1979)

      ˛ Regency InterContinental Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain (1980)

    ˛ Abu Dhabi InterContinental, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (1980)

     ˛ InterContinental Hotel & Spa, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States (1981)

   ˛ Plaza InterContinental Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1981)

   ˛ St. Anthony InterContinental Hotel, San Antonio, Texas, United States (1981)

   ˛Al Ain InterContinental Hotel, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (1981)

  ˛, ³Pavilion InterContinental Singapore Hotel, Singapore (1982)

 ˛Athenaeum InterContinental Athens Hotel, Athens, Greece (1982)

     Britannia InterContinental London Hotel, London, United Kingdom (1982)

   ˛May Fair InterContinental Hotel, London, United Kingdom (1982)

   ˛, ³ American Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (1982)

  ˛, ³Brussels Europa Hotel, Brussels, Belgium (1982)

   ˛Le Grand Hotel InterContinental Hotel, Paris, France (1982)

   ˛Prince des Galles Hotel, Paris, France (1982)

     ˛Meurice InterContinental Hotel, Paris, France (1982)

  ˛, ³Lotti Hotel, Paris, France (1982)

 ˛Paris Penta Hotel, Paris, France (1982)

   ˛Carlton InterContinental Hotel, Cannes, France (1982)

 George Forum/InterContinental Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (1982)

  ˛, ³De La Ville Forum/InterContinental Hotel, Rome, Italy (1982)

   ˛D’Angleterre InterContinental Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark (1982)

  ˛, ³Dhahran Algosaibi Hotel, Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (1982)

  ˛, ³Victoria Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (1982)

  ˛, ³Mount Royal Hotel, London, United Kingdom (1982)

  ˛, ³Piccadilly Hotel, London, United Kingdom (1982)

     ˛InterContinental New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (1983) 

      ˛InterContinental Houston Hotel, Houston, Texas, United States (1984)

      ˛InterContinental San Diego Hotel, San Diego, California, United States (1984)

    ˛Nairobi Safari Club Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya (1984)

      ˛InterContinental Luxembourg Hotel, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (1985)

  ˛, ³Abha InterContinental Hotel, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (1985)

      ˛InterContinental Hilton Head Hotel, Hilton Head, South Carolina, United States (1985)

   ˛InterContinental Sydney Hotel, Sydney, Australia (1985)

   ˛Leconi Palace InterContinental Hotel, Franceville, Gabon (1985)

   ˛InterContinental Mombasa Hotel, Mombasa, Kenya (1985)

  ˛, ³Al Bustan Palace InterContinental Hotel, Muscat, Oman (1985)

  ˛, ³InterContinental Miami Hotel, Miami, Florida, United States (1986)

     ˛, ³ Willard InterContinental Hotel, Washington, D.C., United States  (1986)

***(pending graphic logo has been acquired on 10/31/2013 and will be upload by 9/15/2014)

 

Prince Hotel Development Designs, Inc. (PHD Inc.), New York, New York, United States (1986-1998):

InterContinental London Hotel, London, United Kingdom (1986)

InterContinental Miami Hotel, Miami, Florida, United States (1986)

Abha InterContinental Hotel, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (1986)

Semiramis InterContinental Hotel, Cairo, Egypt (1987)

Strand InterContinental Hotel, Helsinki, Finland (1987)

Mandarin InterContinental Hotel, Hong Kong (1987)

Portman InterContinental Hotel, London, United Kingdom (1987)

InterContinental London Hotel, London, United Kingdom (1987)

InterContinental Zagreb Hotel, Zagreb, Croatia (1990)

Yokohama Grand InterContinental Hotel, Yokohama, Japan (1991)

Semiramis InterContinental Hotel, Cairo, Egypt (1992)

InterContinental Zagreb Hotel, Zagreb, Croatia (1993)

InterContinental Zagreb Hotel, Zagreb, Croatia (1994)

InterContinental Chicago Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, United States (1989)

Private Interior Hotel Designer Consultant, (1998-    )

Private Residence, New York, New York, United States (2001)

 

 Published Articles and Memo's issued by Mr. Prince regarding Hotel Interior Designs

 

  1. Memo: December 17th, 1969, InterContinental Hotel Interior Design Standards Article

 

 Public Museums or Galleries Exhibits regarding the InterContinental Hotel Interior Designs

 

NEW YORK SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN PRESENTS “DESIGNING THE LUXURY HOTEL: NEAL PRINCE AND THE InterContinental BRAND”
Exhibition Opens on March 8, 2013 - April 26, 2013

New York School of Interior Design, New York, New York, USA (3/2013-04/2013)

 

To view the Exhibit, Click on the above Icon

  1. 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, United States Pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale de Venezia in Venice, Italy, which has included the New York School of Interior Design Exhibit " Designing the Luxury Hotel: Neal Prince and the InterContinental Brand"

     

 

 

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Footnote 2: Each Hotel monograms (or known as the Hotel Crest), which is today referred today as Branding, were solely designed by the great creativity of Charles Alvey and Richard Simpson, who worked within Neal Prince's Interior and Graphic Design Department. Each monogram (Brand or Hotel Crest) reflected the culture and personality of that certain Hotel property.

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