The Curtis Hotel

Denver, Colorado

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The Story

Sage Hospitality chose NINE dot ARTS to update The Curtis Hotel’s art collection for its recent renovation.  The new collection had to simultaneously accomplish these goals: support local artists to fulfill Sage’s company-wide mandate; fit within predetermined guestroom themes ranging from Lucy & Desi, Talladega Nights, Talk Shows, Ghostbusters and more; predominantly take the form of massive wall murals and brand the hotel as a one-of-a-kind, pop-culture experience for guests.  NINE dot ARTS commissioned primarily Denver-based artists to create unexpected, imaginative, humorous interpretations of each room’s theme.  Additionally, NINE dot ARTS collaborated with subject-matter experts from the president of the Colorado Parrot Head Club (Jimmy Buffett’s fan club) to the San Francisco Art Exchange (a fine art gallery specializing in pop culture) to Colorado State University Library’s Archives and Special Collections department.  The results include bunny-eared sumo wrestlers, Star Trek action figures blown up to larger-than-life proportions, parachuting chocolates, Cher Barbie dolls and an all-things-Jimmy-Buffett hidden pictures illustration among others.  The playful, engaging art creates a lasting, unique and unforgettable guest experience.


“NINE dot ARTS has demonstrated its commitment, encouragement, and support of local artists…not only by way of financial support but also in their work with state universities to curate their collections as well as their overall efforts to advance awareness for the arts.”Walter Isenberg, CEO, Sage Hospitality

The Curtis Hotel

Denver, CO

Art Program Results:
-Brings the hotel's pop-culture brand to life
-Features local artists
-Creates an anything-but-standard guestroom experience
-Puts humor front and center

Art Program Facts:
-12 hyper-themed suites
-Three additional band-themed suites (Spice Girls, Rolling Stones, KISS)
-11 guestroom mural commissions
-Historic 1969 letter from Colorado State University's president to Barry Fey for Moby Arena damage after Rolling Stones "Let It Bleed" kickoff concert
-Denver-band Dressy Bessy's lead singer, Tammy Ealom, as the "Ice Cream Girl"