Inspired by Austin’s vibrant cultural scene, NINE dot ARTS curated an art collection for the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin to match the city’s “weird” vibes, its national reputation as a live music destination and its experimental art scene. The art collection features work predominantly from Austin-based artists as well as graduates from the University of Texas Austin (UT) that showcases both the strength and distinct identity of Austin’s art community. Austin’s emerging art scene translates into a generation of artists exploring ideas. These artists aim to push the boundaries of what art can do, whether by using new media or creating challenging content. Because of this edgy prerogative, the collection encourages hotel guests not merely to look at the art but truly contemplate each piece for a deeper, long-lasting impression of Austin’s idiosyncratic culture. In the guestrooms, the salon-style wall creates a residential feel while connecting to Austin in unexpected ways. The mix of found objects and art prints capture the essence of the city’s culture. Taken as whole, the salon wall embodies quirkiness, music and creativity – the foundations of Austin’s DNA.
“Within hours of our new, local art collection being installed, we had guests asking about it. The artwork gets people to stop. They really look and think about it. Our collection has been a huge guest engagement point for the hotel and truly highlights Austin’s creative community.” James Prendeville, General Manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin