Leisure & Hospitality International 2018 - Volume 6, Issue 2 - 43
A groundbreaking street art exhibit will debut in Chicago this
spring. Two of the city's most recognized urban artists - JC Rivera
and Asend - have created original wall murals in Hotel Chicago
West Loop's guestrooms that celebrate Chicago's essence.
In association with the boutique hotel's
art "Annex," Chicago's newest hotel/
gallery fusion, the featured mural rooms
will be open and on public display.
The Annex houses nearly 100 pieces of
The artwork on permanent display
in Hotel Chicago West Loop, 1622 W.
Jackson Blvd., is ever-fresh to travelers,
but the hotel hopes to branch out with
its first Urban Mural Exhibit initiative in
April. "We want to offer something that
appeals to locals and identifies with
Chicago," General Manager Juan Monroig
said. "To achieve this, we're giving
platform to locally-based street artists to
help us remodel."
The Annex currently encompasses
the lobby and all four guest hall spaces,
featuring 2-D media works. The Urban
Mural Exhibit is expected to add another
element to the hotel museo concept by
pulling visitors from the public space and
into the guestrooms for viewing.
JC Rivera and Asend created floor-toceiling wall murals inside a selection of
guestrooms on the first level that are
based on themes that celebrate the city,
such as architecture, music, food and
diversity. The mural installations have
begun and are expected to be on display
indefinitely by late March.
JC Rivera creates an original wall mural in Hotel Chicago West Loop's guestrooms that celebrate Chicago's essence.
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