Art in Philadelphia hotels
Philadelphia is a center of art and culture, from world-renowned fine arts museums and the nation’s largest public art program to fabulous local art in the city’s hotels. Visit one of these fantastic hotels to enjoy the art.
With more than 1,800 original works of art, LOGAN it’s like an art museum where you can sleep over. The hotel’s collection is so extensive that a free self-guided tour is provided via the mobile app. If you learn about the various works, you will notice that the collection has the focus of Philadelphia, from “Philadelphia Elite Silhouettes” – a large chandelier containing more than 300 portraits of famous Philadelphians – to “Join or die”, bronze, bass-relief interpretation of one Benjamin Franklin’s sketch for “The Crew,” a series of life-size sculptors of rowers who pay homage to Boathouse Row.
Located on top of Comcast Technology Center, the tallest building in the city and has won an award AAA Five Diamond Hotel designation, HOTEL FOUR SEASONS PHILADELPHIA invites guests to join upscale, unique experiences. It starts from the lobby of the 60th floor, where there is a floral art installation by renowned florist Jeff Letham and the visual arts of the Japanese art team teamLab. The impression continues in the guest rooms, which hosts an audio-visual art installation by music artist Brian Eno. If guests still want more, the Hotel’s Extraordinary Experience program offers the opportunity for a private tour of the Barnes Foundation under the guidance of associate professors, followed by dinner at the original Barnes mansion on the main line.
PALOMAR HOTEL in itself is a work of art. Housed in the former headquarters of the American Institute of Architects in Philadelphia, the hotel retains original details of the Art Deco building, including tiled mosaics and works by Philadelphia artists. The hotel also added new works by local artists and sought to enhance visitor interaction with the works by posting installations, providing postcards designed by local artists, and allowing local photographers to master their Instagram.
The exhibition features local artists SONESTA HOTEL PHILADELPHIA inside and out. On the facade of the house is a 22-storey mural – one of the largest in the city, which is part of the world-famous program Mural Arts Philadelphia. Inside the revolving gallery in partnership with the Center for New Visual Artists presents paintings by local artists, all of which can be purchased. And if you want to end your day with a toast to art, try a drink at the hotel’s art bar, where fine art includes everything from furniture to cocktails.
STUDY AT THE UNIVERSITY CITY connects to the district’s art community to make their guests enjoy watching. In the lobby of the hotel is a revolving gallery, from students and faculty from the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, as well as from local artists. Also on display are works of art from the University City Art League, a non-profit organization dedicated to art education, as part of their collection of original works of art that you can find throughout the hotel.
The HYATT CENTRIC CENTER CITY FILADELPHIA was developed by Creme Architecture and Design with local works of art that tell the roots of the Philadelphia Quakers, diversity, long-standing textile connections and geographical composition in the style of patchwork. The hotel’s restaurant, Patchwork, is inspired by a patchwork quilt that signifies the diverse areas of Philadelphia and the Quakers ’roots. Each bathroom in the hotel contains an oar, a confirmation of Philadelphia’s rowing history.
Guests will feel at home away from home HOTEL PHILADELPHIA BELLA VISTA BOUTIQUE INN and immerse yourself in the character and charm of Philadelphia’s colorful and classic attractions. Each of the private apartments boasts its own unique art collection and timeless antique furniture, specially tailored to the theme and complement the natural architectural features of this majestic 1860th-century Philadelphia home. Bella Vista has many modern and antique charms, including original staircases and parquet floors, Art Deco stained glass windows and other sustainable architectural details.
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Photo on the cover of the artwork in the lobby of the Sonesta Philadelphia Hotel R. Bloom for PHLCVB.