Denver’s most anticipated luxury hotel, the ART, opened in June, cementing its place in Denver’s flourishing arts and cultural district. The 165-room ART Hotel is a one-of-a-kind hotel experience focused on delivering Denver’s most premier accommodations paired with a world-class art collection, which is woven through the entire guest experience. The restaurant, FIRE, imitates art through cuisine using locally sourced ingredients. As a member of the prestigious Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection, the hotel is a part of a refined and globally sophisticated network in coveted locations, vibrant city centers and destination landscapes.
Experiential, intimate and refined, the ART is a modern architectural gem bursting with unique, multi-sensory installations. In-house curator, the esteemed Dianne Vanderlip, has assembled a collection of more than 40 pieces that boast the “who’s who” of modern art, including Claus Oldenberg, Tracey Emin, John Baldessari, Ed Rucha, Leo Villareal, and Sol LeWitt. Many pieces of original artwork commissioned specifically for the ART have been carefully curated to maximize the guest experience.
“The ART is reflective of Denver’s new role as the West’s epicenter for visionary thinking synergistically paired with distinctive and exceptionally effective actions,” says general manager David Bodette.
Upon arrival, the ART’s multi-sensory experience begins with a large-scale light installation by Leo Villarealgreeting guests from the streets of downtown. Villareal, the well-known artist behind the San Francisco Bay Bridge’s “Bay Lights,” created a custom installation made of 22,000 LED light bulbs that draws the eye from Broadway into the hotel’s Portico Gallery for a memorable arrival experience.
“With carefully selected works, we’ve truly compiled a collection of the highest caliber of art in any U.S. hotel,” explains Curator Dianne Vanderlip. “Over a period of two years we selected works and commissioned pieces that will intrigue guests while responding to the hotels surroundings, which happens to be the best architecture in Colorado.”
FIRE, the hotel’s premier restaurant, lounge and terrace is adding some heat to the growing Denver food scene. Helmed by Chef Chris Jakubiec, FIRE Terrace & Lounge embodies the American art and craft of playful yet sincere hospitality in a modern contemporary setting. Executive Chef Jakubiec brings his keen sense of innovation to FIRE with a new dining menu that experiments with the finest ingredients from the region’s top purveyors,
With 133 kings, 12 doubles and 20 suites, the ART has multiple room options for every type of traveler. Each guestroom floor is inspired by an individual artist, whose original artwork is stylistically translated throughout each room and suite.