What would this world be without art? We read it in books, admire it in museums, listen to it on the radio and watch it at the cinema. It’s part of our everyday lives and it reflects the contrasting joys and struggles of our lives. In celebration of this, this week we wanted to inspire you to indulge in the world of art further with a small selection of HIP Hotels. Featuring portrait drawing classes in Tuscany to an eclectic selection of fashion designs in Bangkok, celebrate World Art Day in style this April 15th!
Discover your creative side this summer with artist Alessandra Pagliuca. Partnering with Locanda al Colle, this fantastic two-hour drawing workshop in Camaiore, will guide you through the different pencil techniques on creating the perfect portrait. Whether you want to sketch your own self-portrait or of a loved one, you’ll learn all about the art of chiaroscuro with the hatching technique. Providing all the materials you’ll need to create the perfect portrait, including paper, pencils and accessories, this workshop will be an experience completely dedicated to you – where you can book the session privately, or share the experience with others. Before your session, we recommend you send the photo you want to portray a few days in advance to the teacher.
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Taking place for the first time from 15th - 23rd April 2023, the Art Circle International is not something you want to miss. A place where international artists come together and exhibit their works in selected hotels across Wolfgangsee, Austria, for this special occasion, Cortisen Am See have put together a special package for guests to enjoy. Featuring a three-nights stay with breakfast, entry and a guided tour to the Kaiservilla Bad Ischl, studio times in the respective hotels and a four-course dinner including wine and aperitifs. You can also choose between an inspirational boat trip around Lake Wolfgang with the artists, including drinks and appetizers, or dinner together with a delicious buffet. An incredible opportunity you won’t want to miss, this international arts festival brings artists together from all over the world to exchange ideas with locals and guests!
A luxurious villa-style boutique hotel next to Bangkok’s Chao Phraya waterside, The Siam are excited to announce their new partnership with two iconic brands who will soon take residence in their treasured Connie’s Cottage. A two-story century old Thai teak house, this architectural gem and its surroundings have been extensively renovated, heralding a new era and purpose for this historic structure. On the upper level, guests will discover the artwork of Bill Bensley – the hotel’s magnificent architect and designer – featuring his prolific collection of eclectic and striking paintings, which will be available for both admiration and purchase. And gracing the ground floor, Thailand’s most iconic lifestyle brand has created a showcase of their latest fashion and homeware designs. This space will tempt and tantalise guests to explore the world of Jim Thompson, where he will unveil revitalised dining experiences, allowing guests of The Siam to receive exclusive access and benefits. Both brands were founded by charismatic men with a deep love for Southeast Asia, and boundless creativity - a perfect pairing for The Siam. From 5th - 8th May 2023, you can experience a rare opportunity to get up close and personal, and learn to sketch and paint with Bill Bensley himself!
A breathtaking hotel surrounded by pure white sands, pale blue lagoons and lush vegetation, this month Kandima has collaborated with two game-changing international artists, Momo & Angelo Milano, in celebration of World Art Day. Both trendsetting artists who have worked with international brands such as Pepsi and the NFL, as well as being one of the pioneers of the Street Art movement, they have now come together to create their first ever Maldivian mural masterpiece at the anything but ordinary Kandima Maldives resort. They have created murals all across the world, and now are wanting to paint in paradise whilst being surrounded by the glistening Indian Ocean. The idea behind their mural at Kandima was based on pure inspiration coupled with what the Kandima brand stands for and visualising the space provided. The fitting of an exciting frame composition creates the essence of a special area accessible to all guests throughout the resort. Their art travels through the inspiration they develop across the globe, binding them in a truly unified manner for the viewer to experience. Having built an incredible Kandima KULA Art initiative, one of the biggest CSR projects and a way to support local artists and communities, Kandima believes that supporting art is crucial. So what are you waiting for?
For those with a love for architecture and design, CHAO is an innovative and contemporary property that will complete your exploration of the Chinese capital. The hotel's owners wish to go beyond the fundamental function of a generic hotel and strive to act as a platform for their guests to integrate with the local community, as well as broaden their horizons to create a memorable trip, unlike any else. Aiming to extract the artists within us through offering art exhibitions, cultural spaces and an amphitheatre in its very own basement, the CHAO Art Center has been launching annual exhibitions since 2017. With 300m2 of studio facilities and a team of professional technicians, it also has a Printmaking Studio that offers a wide variety of printmaking methods, including: etching, silkscreen, lithograph, woodcut and etc. Through performances, workshops, forums and screenings, CHAO aims to create a quality lifestyle full of art and enjoyment of brilliant flavours. This is the perfect place for those with a love for contemporary art and design.
Escape to the enchanting waterfront of San José del Cabo and immerse yourself in the recently fully renovated Viceroy Los Cabos, a stunning architectural hotel designed by the esteemed Mexican architect, Miguel Angel Aragonés. Formed of 192 rooms and suites, five restaurants and glistening pools overlooking Mexico’s desert landscape, the hotel also boasts an incredible Art Gallery; featuring a variety of rotating local artists, workshops, and a place for individual guests to purchase a canvas and paint at their leisure while gazing over the Sea of Cortez. The Art Gallery at Viceroy Los Cabos serves as a blank canvas for creativity and offers one-of-a-kind experiences while awakening the senses for guests and locals alike. Beyond being an architectural marvel, Viceroy Los Cabos is an artistic haven, immersing guests in cinematic experiences around every turn!
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