InterContinental Miami boasts interactive lobby with $30M renovation

Monday, December 17, 2012

From Hotel Management / International Hotel Investment Forum

The InterContinental Miami inaugurated the completion of its $30-million renovation and redesign by previewing its year-round Art Program with the lighting of the 19-story LED “digital canvas,” as well as the official grand opening of Toro Toro, the property’s new Pan-Latin steakhouse concept by chef Richard Sandoval. The InterContinental Miami’s 19-story “digital canvas” encompasses thousands of LED lights above Miami that are visible from miles away. The canvas projects digital images and animations on the hotel’s east and west facing facades, highlighting current affairs, community events, and local art.

As part of the launch, a specially curated exhibit, “Light Show,” by photographer Patrick McMullan, and Warhol “Superstar” Ultra Violet showcased one of her 9/11 sculptures for the first time in Miami, were put on display through the end of the year. A collection of art by artists such as Constance Scopelitis, David Datuna, Rachel Coy and Louis Canales, Francisco lo Castro, Gino Miles, Mike Hunter and John William Kennedy was also displayed via 18 LCD screens in the lobby and on the hotel’s Times Square-style LED marquee.

This art installation that is now a permanent fixture of the Miami skyline will be updated with new and engaging moving images and spectrums of light. The event also marked the preview of what will become a year-round Art Program for the hotel, which will showcase art from Miami and international artists via the 18 LED screens located in the lobby and the welcoming exterior marquee. All interior and exterior content will be developed by the hotel’s in-house curator of digital art and will be on display year round.

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