The Westin Hotel
About the Work
LAND studio was engaged by the Denver-based Sage Hospitality to curate and install all interior and exterior artwork for its new Downtown Cleveland Westin Hotel. Sage Hospitality is passionate about incorporating contemporary and relevant local art into its projects. The Cleveland Westin Hotel comprises 484 rooms ornamented with more than 1,500 pieces of artwork that includes more than 145 original works by all Cleveland area artists. Seven public area artworks were commissioned specifically for the hotel. There are over 30 local artists, including photographers, painters, printmakers, sculptures, graphic designers, illustrators, and other kinds of mixed media artists who contributed to the Cleveland Westin Hotel's collection.
LAND studio's team, including The Project Group and Epstein Design Partners, was engaged by Sage Hospitality to bring local artwork into the Cleveland Westin Hotel. Together, LAND studio and partners identified artwork that drew on the region’s rich industrial heritage and Cleveland’s distinctive natural landscape to create the exciting feel of reinvention.
Sarah Kabot and Marianne Desmarais created a large-scale public artwork on the exterior of the building that evokes the bending Cuyahoga River. Inside the main lobby guests are struck by a peaceful, larger than life head sculpture by Olga Zimska constructed out of hundreds of tree branches reclaimed from the construction of the Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge in the Tremont neighborhood. Behind the reception desk is a 40-plus foot long textured plaster wall sculpture created by Lauren Herzak Bauman that calls to mind waves on the surface of nearby Lake Erie. These are just a handful of the hundreds of artworks that visitors and guests to the Cleveland Westin Hotel can experience.
In the spirit of engaging local talent, LAND studio enlisted six local companies to frame and print more than 1,500 archival artworks. Additionally, two local engineering companies and two local custom fabrication companies helped deliver the large-scale outdoor pieces.
Due to the variety and volume of works that resulted from this process, guests have a less than 1% chance of seeing the same artwork if they come back and stay for a second visit!
For a visual tour of the collection, click here: The Westin Art Guide.
Bay Photo Lab
Kate Ward Terry
Paul Duda Gallery
Susie Frazier Mueller
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