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. It consisted of 8 stories with 135 suites.
The Tapa Room was a replica 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.
The hotel later became private residences in 2010 and underwent a complete renovation.