Westin Cleveland Downtown Art Tour #WestinCleveland

Westin Cleveland Downtown

When you stay at the Westin Cleveland Downtown, you can see some of the most impressive artwork provided by local Cleveland Artists. I had no idea how many unique pieces are on display at the Westin until I visited and took an art tour. It was extremely interesting to learn about the pieces on display and see them throughout the beautiful property.

Not only does the Westin Cleveland Downtown provide an amazing, luxurious lodging experience, but it’s also a way to explore the wonderful pieces of art on display. I was so impressed by the artwork on display that it felt like I was at a gallery! Just another perk of this fabulous hotel.

Here are some of my favorite pieces throughout the property:

Palm Painting 02 – Beautiful greenery in Westin lobby:
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Cellular – Human head in Westin lobby made of recycled trees:
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Light fixtures made with 1,600 hand-placed light bulbs:
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Drift – Custom plaster wall at the check-in desk:
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Belvedere – Flowers and water color in the Westin lobby:
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Sheep in front of Urban Farmer Restaurant:
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Revolve – Pictures of trees (although they look like the real thing):
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Flight Paths – Located in the Executive Lounge:
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The unique wallpaper in the ballroom with such intricate detail:
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The gorgeous ballroom for events, conferences, weddings:
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Picture of Rockefeller:
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Additional pictures of amazing artwork throughout the property:
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The pictures are my own, but the excerpts are from the LAND Studio: Landscape Art Neighbors Development.

You can get more information about the artists and the pieces. So many of them have fascinating stories behind them that are extremely interesting. The artwork has so much meaning behind it and the pictures are not always what they seem to be.

The Westin Art Guide is also available online.

The Westin Hotel
About the Work

LAND studio was engaged by the Denver-based Sage Hospitality to curate and install all interior and exterior artwork for its new Downtown Cleveland Westin Hotel. Sage Hospitality is passionate about incorporating contemporary and relevant local art into its projects. The Cleveland Westin Hotel comprises 484 rooms ornamented with more than 1,500 pieces of artwork that includes more than 145 original works by all Cleveland area artists. Seven public area artworks were commissioned specifically for the hotel. There are over 30 local artists, including photographers, painters, printmakers, sculptures, graphic designers, illustrators, and other kinds of mixed media artists who contributed to the Cleveland Westin Hotel’s collection.

LAND studio’s team, including The Project Group and Epstein Design Partners, was engaged by Sage Hospitality to bring local artwork into every the Cleveland Westin Hotel. Together, LAND studio and partners identified artwork that drew on the region’s rich industrial heritage and Cleveland’s distinctive natural landscape to create the exciting feel of reinvention.

Sarah Kabot and Marianne Desmarais created a large-scale public artwork on the exterior of the building that evokes the bending Cuyahoga River. Inside the main lobby guests are struck by a peaceful, larger than life head sculpture by Olga Zimska constructed out of hundreds of tree branches reclaimed from the construction of the Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge in the Tremont neighborhood. Behind the reception desk is a 40-plus foot long textured plaster wall sculpture created by Lauren Herzak Bauman that calls to mind waves on the surface of nearby Lake Erie. These are just a handful of the hundreds of artworks that visitors and guests to the Cleveland Westin Hotel can experience.

In the spirit of engaging local talent, LAND studio enlisted six local companies to frame and print more than 1,500 archival artworks. Additionally, two local engineering companies and two local custom fabrication companies helped deliver the large-scale outdoor pieces.

Due to the variety and volume of works that resulted from this process, guests have a less than 1% chance of seeing the same artwork if they come back and stay for a second visit!

The Westin Cleveland Downtown is located at 777 Saint Clair Ave Ne, Cleveland, OH, 44114.

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