Located in the Royal Towers Motor Hotel in British Columbia, The Tapa Room was part of a rather impressive building. The hotel was constructed for $3,000,000 in 1961 and made quite the splash in Vancouver. The Royal Towers featured Canada’s first outdoor glass elevator, unparalleled views, a second floor pool, and huge convention space.
The Tapa Room was an authentic replica (an oxymoron?) of an outdoor Tahitian courtyard, with an illuminated waterfall, palm trees and other tropicals, thatched roof caves, hand carved tiki masks, and a ceiling painted like the sky with twinkling stars. According to the book Tiki Road Trip the Tiki on the menu cover had a “seriously spooky faced New Guinea-type Tiki man incongruously holding his comical fat belly”.
The hotel later became private residences and in 2019.
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