NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans unveils its newest art installation titled, Reflections of Recovery. Local artist Kit Wohl curated this display to allow locals, hotel guests and tourists to look into the bright future of New Orleans and reflect on how the city has thrived since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The installation is part of the hotel's continuous reinvestment in New Orleans and the revitalization of Canal Street and will be on display through October.
The installation in the previously underutilized gallery windows is a collection of mirrors from various sources with gold decals on the windowpanes to read "Reflections of Recovery."
Wohl and The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans team's intention is to invite people to interact with the display and reflect on the recovery of the city while looking into what the future holds.
"What better than an installation of mirrors as plain and as fanciful as the city, as reflections of recovery?" said artist Kit Wohl.
"The extent of which this city has thrived since the largest natural disaster in the U.S. is something to celebrate. New Orleanians and its visitors are the reason this city recovered and is now stronger than ever, which makes this display that reflects these heroes so terrific," said Jim Oliver, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans General Manager.
Much of Wohl's inspiration for this installation was taken from bestselling author Chris Rose who recently reflected on New Orleans saying, "We're proud of what we've got and what we've done. But we are well aware that none of this recovery could – or would – have happened without the help of hundreds of thousands of our fellow Americans who volunteered to help us clean up this once-awful mess and get about the business of living again in a city that lives loud, laughing and loving long into the night."
About The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
At The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, located on the edge of the French Quarter, the experience of the city comes to life as soon as guests cross the threshold of the historic hotel. Set within the 1908 Beaux Arts Maison Blanche building, our luxury hotel highlights traditional Southern ambiance with an interior that reflects the graciousness of antebellum mansions. The sensory experience weaves its way throughout, with live music at the Davenport Lounge, local culinary experiences with our M Bistro, more than 100 treatments at our award winning luxury spa and 527 sleeping rooms dressed in rich fabrics and modern amenities. Set in the heart of New Orleans on Canal Street, just a block from Bourbon Street, our hotel offers a charming venue for weddings, meeting and events, with unique spaces including the lush French Quarter Courtyard filled with tropical plants, gas-lit lanterns and an elegant fountain.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 89 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, and for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).
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