Our nationally recognized art program creates a mini-museum in each and every Sage Hotel.
Sage has upped the hotel art game by ditching the prints and hiring professional art curators to fill the rooms, hallways and public spaces of all of our recent renovations and new developments. Each collection is built around the hotel’s essence reflecting the brand and the urban centers that they’re based in. Most of our curated collections are specifically sourced and purchased locally, giving an authentic feel while supporting the art community, taking better care of the communities in which we live, work and play.
The Crawford Hotel
Sage collaborated with Colorado art curators NINE dot ARTS to fill The Crawford Hotel and Denver Union Station with significant pieces of art that were locally curated from Colorado artists. Reflecting the past of the 100-year-old train station and looking toward the building’s bright future, the hotel and public spaces offer an eclectic mix of historical and contemporary pieces.
As one of the first specially curated art collections by Sage, the Nines—a Luxury Collection hotel, spared no expense in delivering our first taste in modern luxury. A collection worth more than $1 million offers a sexy take on the hotel’s jewel box theme. Conversation pieces are showcased in the lobby, while texture and sparkle are carried throughout the hotel—the Nines provides an art tour that rivals any museum.
The Westin Cleveland
For the opening of the renovated Westin Cleveland Downtown hotel, Sage partnered with local Cleveland curators LAND Studio to create a collection reflecting the architectural excitement and organic growth of the city. All art was found near Cleveland and local artists were proud to showcase it during the launch of the hotel. Sage was happy to give back to our newest city by supporting less prominent artists in the area.
The Logan, Philadelphia’s Hotel
Sage Hospitality and Host Hotels & Resorts employed Allison Barry Fine Arts to curate the collection for The Logan, Philadelphia’s Hotel—once again recruiting local Philadelphia artists to reflect the independence, grit, strength and beauty of the city and the hotel’s brand. As Sage’s most recent hotel, photo opportunities were developed with the art, creating moments guests felt worthy of posting about on social media.
AC Hotel Portland Downtown
Sage loves Portland because they appreciate our weirdness. In our partnership with McWHINNEY we manage the new AC Hotel Portland Downtown and we took the opportunity of Marriott’s fresh new AC concept to gather an art collection that is specifically unique to the City of Roses. Working with Heidi McBride & Co., we were able to curate an experiential art gallery within this new AC Hotel, newly open in downtown Portland.
The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block
The Maven Hotel is the anchor of a full downtown Denver development that Sage is partnered in, called the Dairy Block. This full-city block features a number of restaurants, unique retail and experiences like an open and finished Alley as an attractive public gathering space. As the first building to open on the block, The Maven needed a unique collection of local artwork that above all else, is like nothing you’ve ever seen in a hotel before. Sage worked with NINE dot ARTS to curate fascinating and interactive pieces both in the hotel and along the block, creating a new destination in lower downtown Denver.
The Curtis, a DoubleTree by Hilton
While The Curtis is a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, it has it’s own style and an experience you won’t find at any other DoubleTree hotel in the world. Discover a piece of nostalgia from your childhood while engaging with your favorite pieces of pop culture, there’s something for all ages at The Curtis. The art itself, curated by Sage’s partners NINE dot ARTS is its own experience, from themed elevator landings in the parking garage to themed suites and hyper-themed suites, The Curtis has a new adventure around every corner, right in the middle of downtown Denver.
The Blackstone, a member of the Autograph Collection
The Blackstone, known as the Hotel of Presidents in Chicago off Michigan Avenue, features an unparalleled collection of art. So much so, that the hotel features an Art Hall as their pre-function space, which hosts a rotating collection of local artists. The hotel’s permanent collection, curated by Denver-based NINE dot ARTS, is more than 1,600 pieces by mostly local artists. The inspiration evokes the legendary hotel’s past and present, and reflects the regal architecture and design.
Embassy Suites & Hilton Garden Inn Boulder
These Hiltons on Canyon Blvd. in iconic Boulder, Colorado have the feeling of adventure and immediately when you enter, you know you’re not in an average Hilton hotel. This is driven by the dynamic and creative art collection curated by Denver-based NINE dot ARTS. This collection is animal friendly and adventure forward featuring sculptures, butterfly wings (no butterflies were harmed) and twisty picnic tables. Sage also partnered with Nine dot Arts to create the Beyond the Studio program, partnering CU alumni with a student to decorate accent walls in the Hilton Garden Inn.
The Elizabeth Hotel
Fort Collins, Colorado
The college town of Fort Collins, Colorado has been booming lately and in need of a luxury-level and experience driven hotel for years. Cue The Elizabeth Hotel, a member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection. Sage worked with partners McWHINNEY to build this exquisite hotel featuring a roof top bar called Sunset Lounge, Sage Restaurant Group’s first Emporium, live music at a bar called Magic Rat and an extensive art program using our partners at NINE dot ARTS yet again. The collection speaks to the history of the town with a light nod at its creative music scene and the hotel has three Signature Suites including a Music Suite, Bikes & Brews Suite and pictured here, the Rams Suite in honor of Colorado State University right down the road.