Beginning at the front entrance where Orizon, Costas Varotsos’ 104-foot tall, large-scale glass masterpiece, greets guests, art is deeply integrated into the function and design of Hotel Murano. To complement the city’s well-deserved reputation as the epicenter of the American art glass movement, more than 45 glass artists from around the world are showcased throughout the hotel, making every step in the hotel an artful journey.
In addition to displaying artwork, the Hotel Murano functions like a gallery, educating and inspiring with international talent and the individual story of each artist. On every guest room floor, upon exiting the elevator, visitors are greeted by a work from a highlighted artist and panels telling his or her story. A walk down the corridor to their room includes additional panels that relay the inspiration and process for the featured piece of art.
Docent led tours of the collection can be arranged upon request and, in November 2012, the property published Hotel Murano: The Collection, a book highlighting all the works and artists featured in the hotel. Copies are available for purchase at the hotel, at select Tacoma locations and, coming soon, on Amazon. The book is also available in digital form in the iPad App Store.