Hotel Murano Offers Art Packages to Get Up Close With Glass Artists

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Hotel Murano, an international glass hotel, offers three overnight packages for guests to immerse themselves in one of three specific artists (Martin Blank, Flo Perkins or Preston Singletary) featured at the hotel (every guest room floor is dedicated to a single artist) and the Museum of Glass, remaining committed to educating its guests with glass art and its various processes and techniques.

Flo Perkins 16th Floor

Hotel Murano, a downtown Tacoma hotel, also considered a top international glass hotel, offers three overnight packages for guests to immerse themselves in one of three specific artists (Martin Blank, Flo Perkins or Preston Singletary) featured at the hotel (every guest room floor is dedicated to a single artist) and the Museum of Glass. The Hotel Murano remains committed to educating its guests on glass art and its vast array of techniques and styles of the glass-making process.

Martin Blank Package
Immerse yourself in Martin Blank on his very own floor at the Hotel Murano where Martin's displayed sculpture evokes a renewed sense of dynamic flow. Then, visit the Museum of Glass and watch Martin install Fluent Steps which invites the viewer to explore the emotive qualities of water. Take home a limited edition digital scrapbook of Martin's creative process to always remember the fluidity of water and life. http://www.martinblankstudios.com. Unlimited in-and-out valet parking is included. Package is available from March 30, 2009 to April 18, 2009 and pricing starts at $189.

Flo Perkins Package
Revel in Flo Perkins with an overnight stay on Flo's floor where you will experience her witty look on every-day objects, in-depth relationships between glass and reality and her artistic process. And honor thyself with a visit to the Museum of Glass (two tickets) to watch Flo create live in the Hot Shop and take home a catalogue of her work. http://www.floperkins.com. Unlimited in-and-out valet parking is included. Package is available April 22, 2009 to April 26, 2009 and pricing starts at $189.

Preston Singletary Package
Enjoy an overnight stay at the Hotel Murano on the Preston Singletary floor where you will be up close and personal with Preston's glass and his historical connection to Native American roots. Then, visit the Museum of Glass (two tickets) to see Preston's exhibit that is opening on July 11, 2009 and keep a bit of Preston's talents always nearby with his latest published book Preston Singletary: Echoes, Fire, and Shadows. http://www.prestonsingletary.com. Unlimited in-and-out valet parking is included. Package is available from July 10, 2009 to October 11, 2009 and pricing starts at $229.

To book any of these packages, please call 253.591.4123.

The Hotel Murano provides superior personalized service for every guest in an artistic and well-designed environment that rivals any hotel in the world. It has recently won its seventh design award from the HotelWorld Global Hospitality & Design's annual competition.

The downtown Tacoma hotel opened in March 2008 providing a unique forum for more than 45 glass artists from around the world - all using different techniques with a glass medium.

About Hotel Murano
Like its sister hotel in Portland, Ore., the Hotel Lucia (Travel + Leisure's Top 500 Hotels in the World and Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List) or the Hotel deLuxe (Condé Nast Traveler's Hot List and Gold List) in Portland, Ore., the Hotel Murano (1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, Wash., 98402 - 253.238.8000) will be unique in the Northwest with its art-inspired design and magnified focus on personal guest services. In addition to the Hotel Lucia and the Hotel deLuxe, the Hotel Murano's family also includes the Hotel Max in Seattle, Wash., opened in October of 2005 and the Hotel Preston in Nashville, Tenn., opened in March of 2004. For more information, visit http://www.hotelmuranotacoma.com.

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