Andaz launches salon events

Andaz, the lifestyle hotel brand of Hyatt Hotels Corp., Chicago, announced on Friday the launching of Andaz Salon, a regular series of events to be held at every Andaz hotel, which offers the opportunity for guests and neighbors to engage with a unique event host on culinary and cultural subjects reflecting the hotel’s location.

Each of the five Andaz hotels will kick off the Andaz Salon series focusing on the following themes: culinary and cocktails, performance and fine arts, and fashion. Each Salon will reflect a hotel’s local culture and creative landscape. In addition to on-property cultural events, the Andaz Salon can be experienced on the road on the Andaz Facebook page.

“We believe the Andaz Salon provides a unique forum where ideas are easily born, exchanged and expanded,” said Tristan Dowell, Andaz brand director.

The Andaz Salon will feature the following events in October:

  • Andaz Liverpool Street – Sustainable Seafood Cooking Workshop: Chef Martin of Catch will explore Billingsgate Market in East London, which is the U.K.’s largest inland fish market, with salon participants. Then he’ll teach guests how the fish they select is prepared, and together, the group will create a meal to enjoy.
  • Andaz 5th Avenue – tbd Art (the bar downstairs Art) Rotational Art Program: Over the course of a year and at varying times, four inspiring and unique artists will live in the hotel while they paint murals representing their “View of New York Today” on the hotel doors that lead to the bar downstairs. Each artist will be a host to a soirée to talk about the inspiration behind his or her piece. Artist Mike Dreeland, known as M. Dreeland, will launch the program when he becomes the Artist in Residence from October 3 – October 6 where he will paint the doors in a pop art style that mixes basic acrylics and techniques from the old masters with hi-tech tools of the present and future. The next rotating artist, Mr. Cartoon, will begin his installation on the doors to the bar downstairs on December 12.
  • Andaz San Diego – Wine & Food Education: On October 4, Andaz Salon participants can join a wine and cheese pairing class at the Ivy Wine Bar. Lindsay Pomeroy of The Wine Smarties will lead the discussion.
  • Andaz Wall Street – Mixology, Entertainment and Impromptu Performance Series: On the last Tuesday of every month, New York City’s top mixologists and entertainers will take center stage at Bar Seven Five. Up next on October 25, the creative concoctions of Simon Ford from Pernod Ricard and Colin Apiah from U’Luvka Vodka.  Previous sightings include the deliciously captivating tricks of “The Foodie Magician,” Josh Beckerman, and the sultry performers of Sugar Shack Burlesque. 
  • Andaz West Hollywood – Art Seen at Andaz:  The hotel will feature a variety of artists from the local art scene in its bi-annual installation of special exhibits and exclusive showcases, curated by gallery owner Merry Norris.