Marriott’s SpringHill Suites brand puts new emphasis on art

BETHESDA, MARYLAND Marriott International is hoping to position its SpringHill Suites brand as an arts-friendly lodging option, starting with a December initiative dubbed ArtNight SpringHill Suites.

SpringHill properties in Columbia, South Carolina and downtown Chicago are partnering with local galleries to display original pieces including sculptures, paintings and drawings while providing a relaxing space for artists and guests to network and appreciate great art. SpringHill plans to expand ArtNight to multiple cities next year.

Designed to generate visibility for local artists, the gallery events represent an extension of SpringHill’s core element that focuses on smart design. From layout to décor, the brand strives to offer a reenergizing place for travelers to enhance their experience on the road.

The Columbia event will take place December 3 at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Columbia Downtown/The Vista and will feature artists from Vista Studios, a unique gallery for Columbia’s visual artists.

The Chicago event will take place December 7 at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chicago Downtown/River North and will showcase student artwork from the sophomore class of Chicago High School for the Arts.

The artists will be present at the showcases and available to speak about their work. Samples of artwork can be found here.