Rainmaker Hotel

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Rainmaker Hotel
In 2007
General information
Location Utule'i, Pago Pago, American Samoa.
Opening 1960s
Other information
Number of rooms 250

Rainmaker Hotel was a 250-room luxury hotel in Utule'i, Pago Pago, American Samoa.[1]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.[2]The hotel was once refurbished by Drabbles at a cost of about $2.5 million.[2]

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.[3]The hotel manager reportedly refused for a memorial to be erected inside the hotel grounds.[3]

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. [4]


  1. ^ The New Pacific magazine. New Pacific Pub. 1 January 1981. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Pacific magazine. PacificBasin Communications. 2007. p. 126. Retrieved 6 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Stanley, David (6 October 1999). Tonga-Somoa Handbook. David Stanley. p. 175. ISBN 978-1-56691-174-0. Retrieved 6 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Rainmaker Hotel will soon be completely demolished". Samoa News. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 

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Coordinates: 14°17′23″S 170°40′48″W / 14.2897°S 170.6800°W / -14.2897; -170.6800