Hotel des Arts

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Hotel des Arts
Hotel des Arts logo.png
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Hotel des Arts room created by Shepard Fairey and Tricia Choi
Hotel des Arts is located in San Francisco
Hotel des Arts
Hotel des Arts
Location in Central San Francisco
Hotel des Arts is located in California
Hotel des Arts
Hotel des Arts
Hotel des Arts (California)
Hotel des Arts is located in the US
Hotel des Arts
Hotel des Arts
Hotel des Arts (the US)
General information
Location United States
Address 447 Bush Street
San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°47′26″N 122°24′18″W / 37.79055°N 122.40494°W / 37.79055; -122.40494Coordinates: 37°47′26″N 122°24′18″W / 37.79055°N 122.40494°W / 37.79055; -122.40494
Opening 2005
Technical details
Floor count 4
Other information
Number of rooms 51[1]
Number of restaurants Le Central
Website
www.sfhoteldesarts.com

Hotel des Arts is a boutique hotel in San Francisco, California. When it opened in 2005,[2] 16 of its 51 rooms were painted by local artists–today 38 rooms are.[3][4] Materials used include wall-mounted vinyl records, plastic bags, graffiti, fabrics, three-dimensional art work, and even installations.

Rooms[edit]

Room 404, painted by Tim Gaskin, was the source of some controversy. The walls are adorned with larger-than-life Louis Vuitton logos as well as an image of Madonna.[1] Louis Vuitton sent a cease-and-desist letter to the hotel ordering them to remove the logos, but the hotel refused and instead held a special public exhibition to display the room.[5][6] Now the hotel's website has a disclaimer on the page for the room, which states, "Please Note: Room 404 is painted with fine art murals by Tim Gaskin. Hotel des Arts is in no way associated with any of the companies or celebrities whose trademarks and likenesses appear in the murals."[7]

Featured artists[edit]

Hotel des Arts roster of featured artists include:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Lee, Gary (20 May 2007). "Thinking Outside the Frame". Washington Post. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Dicum, Gregory (15 October 2006). "Affordable San Francisco". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Courtney Colavita; et al. (March 31, 2005). "Go Global; From Hotels in Hangzhou To Boutiques in Buenos Aires, Here's a Look at Seven of The Hottest Spots In The World". Women's Wear Daily. 
  4. ^ a b "Painted Rooms". Hotel des Arts. 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Design NewsLouis Vuitton tells Hotel des Arts 'Cease and Desist'". DesignTaxi. 17 May 2005. Archived from the original on 15 January 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "San Francisco Art Hotel Cease + Desist". Start Galleries. April 29, 2005. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Painted Room: Tim Gaskin". Hotel des Arts. 2010. Archived from the original on 26 October 2006. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Hotel Rooms Where the Art Is the Walls, Not on Them". The New York Times. 10 July 2005. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 

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