CHICAGO, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Park Hyatt and Sotheby's have announced today an exclusive collaboration that aims to provide rare and exceptional experiences and to curate connoisseurship activities in art and beyond. The collaboration brings together two like-minded, international brands -- one a renowned global art business and the other a sophisticated hotel collection -- that speak to the shared interests of their respective clientele and their passions related to travel, art, jewelry, cuisine, wine, spirits and more. Offerings for guests and clients of both brands will include exclusive promotions, as well as events and curated experiences, beginning in early 2014.
The Park Hyatt brand's dedication to contemporary art and excellence in architecture is grounded in the influence of its founder, Jay Pritzker, a prolific supporter of the arts who also founded the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1979, which honors architects whose work has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the environment through the art of architecture.
Park Hyatt hotels have invested in world class contemporary art, architecture and design as an expression of the personalized and individual experience offered in each Park Hyatt hotel since opening its first Park Hyatt hotel in Chicago over 30 years ago. Today, artwork at Park Hyatt hotels around the world includes Lucio Fontana's 1984 sculpture "Testa Di Medusa" in the Cupola Lobby Lounge at Park Hyatt Milan, six works by Polish American painter Ed Paschke that hang in Le Bar at Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome, and a 570-square-foot mural by Sol LeWitt that the artist painted specially for the Park Hyatt Zurich foyer, among others.
"Providing our guests with unique access to contemporary art has always been an integral part of the Park Hyatt ethos," said Katherine Melchior Ray, Vice President of Luxury Brands for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. "Our work with Sotheby's developed through the recent sale of Park Hyatt Chicago's 1968 Gerhard Richter painting 'Domplatz Mailand,' and we feel that this relationship broadens Park Hyatt's authentic commitment to fine art and design this year and beyond. Sotheby's fine balance of rich company history and pioneering, innovative spirit towards art and connoisseurship resonates with the Park Hyatt brand and the interests of our guests. We look forward to curating joint experiences for our guests and clients around the world."
Park Hyatt's newly formed relationship with Sotheby's furthers the brand's legacy of excellence in the arts and is the first of several art initiatives that the Park Hyatt brand will be launching within the next year.
"Sotheby's has long recognized that great works of art, as well as the collectors interested in consigning and acquiring them, inhabit the global sphere. Park Hyatt's worldwide presence and signature approach to personalized luxury in hospitality, combined with the brand's dedication to the arts, make this a very relevant and valuable partnership for Sotheby's. We are pleased to share special access and offerings from Park Hyatt with our top clients and look forward to inviting Park Hyatt guests into the Sotheby's world of art, wine, diamonds and unique, curated experiences," said Amy Todd Middleton, Sotheby's Worldwide Director of Marketing.
About Park Hyatt
Park Hyatt provides discerning, affluent business and leisure guests with elegant and luxurious accommodations. Guests of Park Hyatt receive highly attentive personal service in an intimate environment. Located in several of the world's premier destinations, each Park Hyatt is custom designed to combine sophistication with a distinctive regional character. Park Hyatt features well-appointed guestrooms, meeting and special event spaces for groups, critically acclaimed art, food and beverage programmes, and signature restaurants featuring award-winning chefs. There are currently 32 Park Hyatt hotels in the following locations: Abu Dhabi, Baku, Beaver Creek, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Busan, Canberra, Carlsbad, Chennai, Chicago, Dubai, Goa, Hamburg, Hyderabad, Istanbul, Jeddah, Maldives, Melbourne, Mendoza, Milan, Moscow, Ningbo, Paris, Saigon, Seoul, Shanghai, Siem Reap, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington D.C., and Zurich. For more information, visit www.parkhyatt.com.
Sotheby's has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Sotheby's became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York (1955), the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong (1973) and France (2001), and the first international fine art auction house in China (2012). Today, Sotheby's presents auctions in eight different salesrooms, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris, and Sotheby's BidNow program allows visitors to view all auctions live online and place bids in real-time from anywhere in the world. Sotheby's offers collectors the resources of Sotheby's Financial Services, the world's only full-service art financing company, as well as private sale opportunities in more than 70 categories, including S|2, the gallery arm of Sotheby's Contemporary Art department, as well as Sotheby's Diamonds and Sotheby's Wine. Sotheby's has a global network of 90 offices in 40 countries and is the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (BID).
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