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Rainmaker Hotel


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Rainmaker Hotel was a 250-room luxury hotel in Utule'i, Pago Pago, American Samoa.It was the only proper hotel in American Samoa and was operated by the government. The hotel was at its peak in the 1960s and 1970s, when it was known as the Pacific's Intercontinental Hotel.The hotel was once refurbished by Drabbles at a cost of about $2.5 million.

In 1980, an air disaster occurred when a US Navy plane hit the cables of the Mt. Alava aerial tramway and crashed into the hotel, killing the six servicemen aboard and two tourists who were staying at the hotel.The hotel manager reportedly refused for a memorial to be erected inside the hotel grounds.

The hotel hosted most of the Miss Island Queen Pageant competitions between 1987 and 2001.

In 2014 it was announced that the derelict hotel would be demolished.

 




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