The Amazing Sci-Fi Hotel® Announces Partnership With HR Giger to establish 'Giger Bar' in U.S.

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Sci-Fi Hotel LLC has partnered with acclaimed artist HR Giger to establish HR Giger Bar in the U.S.; currently considering real estate and partnership opportunities in New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and New Orleans.

Andy Davies, founder, Sci-Fi Hotel LLC, created the Sci-Fi Hotel® concept to deliver an out-of-this-world experience to guests. Early in development, he realized that ‘Giger Bar’ was the perfect addition to the concept, the ultimate in immersive art. With this in mind, he met HR Giger himself and his team in Zurich, Switzerland where the conversations focused on the artist’s dream of establishing his acclaimed HR Giger Bar in the U.S.

Created by Swiss artist H. R. Giger, HR Giger Bar is a work of art, an original and completely unique experience. The ceiling, walls, floors, fittings, tables and chairs are all modeled by the artist in the style of his acclaimed ‘Alien’ biomechanical environment and character designs.

Day and night, inside Giger Bar, guests are enveloped within the womb of a mythical beast. It's warm, inviting, even comforting. It's about contrast, juxtaposition. Old vs. new. Clean vs. biomechanical. It’s an out-of-this-world feeling that is very cool and hard to leave.

There are only two original Giger Bars in the world. The first in the city of Giger's birth, Chur, Switzerland, opened in 1992 and is still running successfully. The second is in the Château St. Germain, Gruyères, Switzerland, which opened in 2003 adjacent to and part of the incredible Museum HR Giger which opened a few years earlier.

This one, Andy Davies feels, is the key one to replicate. HR Giger describes the Giger Bar in Gruyères as “illustrating that art is something you can use in everyday life.”

To create Giger Bar, Sci-Fi Hotel LLC is taking the key elements of Giger Bar Gruyères and reforming them to fit the perfect space in the U.S. The important part is total authenticity. Giger and his team will be completely involved in the process and ultimately, sign off on it. This is a Giger work of art, not just a copy, but the real thing, with Giger's involvement from start to finish.

Giger Bar is the perfect accompaniment to Sci-Fi Hotel®, an architectural and stylistic celebration of science fiction, a creative and technological showcase that features classic, retro and futuristic science fiction interior design, art, books and movies in guest rooms and public spaces for a completely immersive ‘out-of-this-world’ experience.

Suites and guest rooms are designed along sleek, ultra-modern minimalist lines, allowing experiential architecture, art and media to be the room’s focus. Selected rooms and public spaces will feature art and murals from comic book and science fiction concept artists. Sci-Fi Hotel® Is a cat tree for geeks. It is escape. Adventure. Excitement. Inspiration. Creativity. Cool. It is a place to work. A place to play. A place to meet and socialize. It is an out-of-this-world place to stay.

Currently seeking real estate and investment partners in the U.S., Sci-Fi Hotel LLC hopes to announce its first U.S. location for Giger Bar® and for Sci-Fi Hotel® in early 2014.

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