Hyatt Hotels Corporation hasopened the Quirk Hotel Charlottesville in Virginia, with a focus on curated art. It is the second rendition of the Quirk Hotel concept within the Destination Hotels collection, with its original location in Richmond, Virginia.
The hotel features a new signature dining concept, a rooftop bar, an indoor lobby lounge, two ballrooms, and an in-house art gallery, and incorporates two historic homes with added amenities.
The concept for Quirk Hotel Charlottesville stemmed from the desire to use art and history as central design elements to spark curiosity and conversation. This vision was realized by building a main hotel around two street-facing homes that date back to the 19th century.Designed by national architecture and interior design studio ARCHITECTUREFIRM, the 80-room hotel showcases a minimalist, contemporary design, elevated by gold accents. Each guestroom has a signature look including original artwork throughout, custom headboards, and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and downtown Charlottesville.
The Quirk Gallery features contemporary original works by renowned artists. The locally curated, bi-level gallery, features local, regional, and national artists, and serves as a gathering place for artist talks, classes, and openings, as well as private events. Above the gallery, the retail shop provides a curated selection of artisan gifts and hosts seasonal trunk shows and art workshops.Additional pieces, some of which can be purchased in the gallery, is also speckled throughout the property.
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