Art at the heart of the travel experience, here and elsewhere
Art has always held a special place at HOTEL10. In the early 90s, our building served as an “artists’ commune”, housing musicians, sculptors, designers, and photographers. It is to this swarming artistic community that our hotel owes its creative vocation today. Our philosophy: when it comes to choosing a hotel, why not stay in a place as creative as its city?
Here: in Montreal
When we think of a creative city, Montreal occupies a place of choice because of its many festivals, art galleries and art installations. To honour this dynamic city that inspires us a little more every day, HOTEL10 exposes, in our common areas and in our rooms, many art pieces that put the spotlight on our city and our artists.
Among our favorites, there is this painting by well-known Montreal painter Lisabel, installed above the central staircase. Her paintings have always been appreciated for their colourful, daring, abstract and semi-figurative style, and this one, acquired by the owners during our opening, is no exception.
Montreal artist Guy Hamelin uses industrial inks, acrylic and epoxy to create his works. The «Girl Power» painting canvas, custom-made for HOTEL10, is inspired by our accent colour: magenta. Notice it in the hallway that leads to our meeting rooms on your next visit.
There are also, of course, the murals we created for Montreal’s 375 th anniversary, and, if you did not have the chance to admire them yet, the two paintings by Adlan Kaezar, that our team named «Girls with Attitude» are absolutely spectacular. They also blend perfectly into the Penthouse decor, where they are exhibited.
By the way, have you ever noticed our five anamorphic artworks, created by Marc Sirus? They are only visible from a certain angle, identified by a pink dot on each floor. Discover: the shoe, the guitar, the number 10, the saxophonist and the martini glass, which perfectly represent the ideology of HOTEL10: fun, music, art and above all, a touch of crazy!
Also, do not miss the «Louis Cyr» mural by artist Michael Custode, which is displayed in the fitness center. On your next visit, pay attention and you will notice, everywhere in the hotel, several art pieces in the HOTEL10 colours: pink, purple and black.
Finally, we cannot talk about art without mentioning the «Dédé Fortin» painting, created by Matéo. It was created live by the artist the night of the inauguration of SUITE2116 Chez Dédé. It was then sold at auction in support of the Dédé Fortin Foundation. It is still exposed in SUITE2116.
At HOTEL10, we are charmed by art in all its forms and we want the time spent with us to be a significant experience. A hotel or an art gallery? We say: why not both?
Elsewhere: in Quebec City
Since art and especially, hotels that gamble on the creativity of their city and their artists, are particularly of interest, we noticed the remarkable work of C3 Hotel in Quebec City. Just like us, they have put forward an art-oriented approach and used their different spaces to display the creations of local artists.
In the restaurant area of C3 Hotel, we can see the colourful painting canvas of Jérôme Rochette, a painter from Quebec City known for his is original and eclectic style.
Also in the restaurant area, there is a painting by Cynthia Coulombe-Bégin, who studied art in the National Capital. Her paintings are inspired by organic forms and the experience of humanity.
In addition, paintings by local artists are on display in each of the 24 rooms of the hotel. Here, we see one by Marie-Catherine Côté, a self-taught artist living in Quebec City.
Who said that a hotel could not be both a place to stay and an art gallery that reflects the unique character of its city? Certainly not us.