Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill celebrates its association with the international art world through striking a new partnership with the Saatchi Gallery, London’s leading contemporary art gallery.
Renowned for bringing exciting new contemporary art to the widest possible audience, The Saatchi Gallery is for the first time in its 25-year history working exclusively with a central London five-star hotel to create a cultural playground throughout the hotel, giving Londoners and visitors to the city the opportunity to interact and connect with the dynamic world of art outside the usual gallery environment.
The first of a series of three exhibitions taking place at the hotel throughout 2012 opened on 1st February. Entitled ‘One Giant Leap,’ the exhibition represented not only the huge step the Saatchi Gallery and Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill have taken in creating this unique partnership, but also an introduction to the wide range of works drawn from the Saatchi Gallery’s collection which has consistently had a reputation for being ground-breaking and innovative.
In addition, from 1 February to 30 April 2012, a Limited Edition Saatchi Gallery Suite (see pictures) will be available for guests to stay in and experience contemporary art unlike any other space in London. On entering this exclusive Regency Executive Suite, guests will sleep amongst a collection of Saatchi Gallery works, some of which have not yet been exhibited within the Gallery. Highlights include: Ronin Cho’s interactive knocking door entitled We know this but we just don’t know how to show it, Steve Bishop’s Jean-Paul Gaultier – Classique (Arctic Fox), a sculpture combining a taxidermied fox, concrete and paint inspired by the Gaultier perfume bottle; and the recently acquired Rafal Zawistowki’s Judas. Finally, the young artist Celine Fitoussi will take the suite’s luxury bathroom to a new level, with a bespoke wall-to-wall soap installation. Fitoussi’s transformation of spaces into arenas of sensory and visual delight has already caught the attention of top interior designers such as Nicky Haslam.
Furthermore, the Limited Edition Saatchi Gallery Suite will be lit by a collection of iconic lamps from the KAISER Idell™, designed by Christian Dell. Now a collection of the Republic of Fritz Hansen™, this timeless classic design will add depth, warmth and a subtle statement to the Suite.
For art aficionados around the world, or for those who are looking for a unique experience, the Limited Edition Suite will be a must-do experience.
The Limited Edition Saatchi Gallery Suite is available from £700 plus VAT per night from 1 February to 30 April 2012, subject to availability.
Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill has been the Main Hotel Partner of Frieze Art Fair since 2008, and is delighted to continue its association with world-renowned contemporary art.