Who Makes Hotel Art?

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “hotel art”? For those of us who grew up visiting hotels with our families prior to the late 1990s, it’s likely that we have a fixed idea of hotel artwork. Words that come to mind might be: anonymous, generic, and unremarkable. However, if you’ve visited a hotel in the past 20 years (and who hasn’t?) you’re likely to have seen a sea change taking place.

Gone are the days of one size fits all hotels. Guest standards are being raised by an ever-increasing trend towards boutique accommodations. Guests now expect art for hotels that localizes them to the city or region they’re in —a curated hotel art experience that weaves a narrative from the public spaces of hotels through to the individual guest rooms.

Gone are the days of one size fits all hotels. Guest standards are being raised by an ever-increasing trend towards boutique accommodations. Guests now expect art for hotels that localizes them to the city or region they’re in —a curated hotel art experience that weaves a narrative from the public spaces of hotels through to the individual guest rooms.

Hotel Art As Brand Ambassador

 

At Kevin Barry Fine Art, our team of fine art consultants know that hotel art is much more than a pretty picture on a wall. In today’s marketplace, hotels are embracing the idea of artwork as an extension of the hotel brand’s identity. Every piece of art on a property is a touchpoint where brands with strong identities can show the visitor what they’re all about. Furthermore, with the rise of social media apps like Instagram, hotels are seeing opportunities for hotel art that creates an “Instagrammable moment” which generate invaluable organic buzz.

You can see these principles at work in Marriott properties like

The CambyThe MoxyRose HotelThe CambyThe MoxyRose Hotel

Looking for a Partner to Take Your Hotel Art to the Next Level?

 

KBFA has over 20 years of experience in art consultancy, and our team of art consultants are ready to work with you on your next redesign project. We work directly with interior designers and the architectural community to source art for private, corporate, hospitality and healthcare clients. We also create exceptional pieces of modern and contemporary site-specific works of 2D, 3D and interactive works of art. With us, art is never an afterthought. Drop us a line today and let us show you how art can take your property to new heights.

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Los Angeles Showroom
2525 Michigan Ave., Suite A8
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 893-0361
Las Vegas Showroom
5905 S. Decatur Blvd. Suite 10
Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 948-1929
San Francisco Showroom
101 Henry Adams Street, Suite 321
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 817-1020