Top hotels eye art expo for key pieces
Dubai, November 4, 2010
Global hospitality brands have become known for their passion for art and design, and an upcoming art exhibition in Abu Dhabi may well provide them with opportunities to acquire significant pieces, say experts.
Abu Dhabi Art 2010, which opened today (October 4), will run until November 7, made its debut in the capital last year and is already a key event for collectors, artists, dealers, critics, curators, and all those with a passion for art and design.
“Affluent hotel guests place a premium on the environments in which they choose to spend time, and it is hotels that we find they most expect to be comfort zones for them,” said Thierry Bertin, VP sales and marketing, Hyatt International, South West Asia.
“Fine art, then, is expected to be present in all of our luxury properties around the world, from New York and Paris to Tokyo and Abu Dhabi,” he added.
Park Hyatt-branded properties in particular, said Bertin, have amassed an astounding collection of influential work from internationally-recognized artists such as Ed Paschre and Gerhard Richter. Prize possessions include beautiful paintings and sculptures that enhance the stunning surroundings of each hotel’s contemporary interiors.
Once complete, Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island will cement the capital city’s place on the world stage of culture, said Bertin.
The island’s cultural district will be home to the Zayed National Museum, created by architects Foster + Partners, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum by architect Frank Gehry, the Louvre Abu Dhabi by architect Jean Nouvel and The Performing Arts Centre, a creation by Iraqi/British architect, Zaha Hadid.
Bertin added that Saadiyat Island will also soon be home to the new Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi with its nine-kilometre stretch of pristine natural beach.
The 189-room Hyatt Capital Gate occupies levels 18 to 32 of the 525-foot Capital Gate building and will no doubt already be in the process of carefully selecting art creations to enthrall its future guests, Bertin concluded. – TradeArabia News Service