Lot 23: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. EL MINZA HOTEL / TANGIER. Circa 1935. 36x26 inches, 92x66 cm. Morrison & Gibb, Scotland.
November 8, 2012
New York, NY, USALive Auction
DESIGNER UNKNOWN EL MINZA HOTEL / TANGIER. Circa 1935.
36 1/4x26 1/4 inches, 92x66 1/2 cm. Morrison & Gibb, Scotland.
Condition A. Framed.
The Minza Hotel was built in 1930 under the guidance of British aristocracy, yet was designed completely in the Moorish style, reflecting traditional Moroccan architecture. The hotel is situated on the Strait of Gibraltar with great views of the Bay of Tangier and the Rif Mountains inland. For years, as the confluence of luxury and exoticism, it was an international destination.