Seattle's Art-obsessed Hotel Max Debuts Pop Up Pop Art Show and Ultimate Seattle Pop Art Getaway Package

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In celebration of the Seattle Art Museum Pop Departures exhibition, five fantastic works by Pop artists featured in the museum show are now on display in the lobby at Hotel Max - guests will find pieces by Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, John Baldessari and Max Ramos prominently displayed for the duration of the Pop Departures exhibition. The hotel's restaurant, Miller's Guild, is also offering a Velvet Underground-inspired cocktail with a Warholian twist and art-lovers are invited to book a "Go Pop" package that includes an overnight stay, tickets to the museum show and more.

Pop Art at Hotel Max

Hotel Max has transformed its lobby into a Pop art gallery displaying original works by Pop masters including “Campbell’s Soup Can I – Vegetable (F&S 48),” a serigraph from 1968, by the artist most synonymous with the genre, Andy Warhol.

On Oct. 9, 2014, the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) will debut “Pop Departures,” an exhibition including boundary-pushing works by iconic Pop artists from the 1960s as well as works by subsequent generations of artists from the 1980s and today for whom Pop art was an inspiration. In keeping with the referential spirit of Pop itself, Hotel Max, Seattle’s home away from home for art lovers and boundary pushers, has transformed its lobby into a Pop art gallery displaying original works by the very same Pop masters featured in the museum exhibition including one of the most iconic images in Pop, “Campbell’s Soup Can I – Vegetable (F&S 48),” a serigraph from 1968, by the artist most synonymous with the genre, Andy Warhol.

In addition to the famous soup can, Hotel Max’s lobby features one of Andy Warhol’s “Flowers” from 1964 and several more recent works by world-renowned Pop artists featured in the SAM show, including “Money (With Space Between),” a 13 color lithograph screen print by from 1994 by John Baldessari; “Balloon Dog (Blue),” a limited edition fine porcelain plate by Jeff Koons from 2003; and “Five Flavored Fannie” a 2006 color lithograph by Mel Ramos. All five works will be on display through January 11, 2015 when the SAM “Pop Departures” show closes.

For travelers who want the ultimate Seattle Pop departure, Hotel Max has partnered with SAM and Miller’s Guild, the hotel’s much-heralded new restaurant, to offer a “Go Pop” getaway package that pairs an artful stay in the heart of downtown with tickets to the exhibition and playful craft cocktails with a Warhol-worthy twist. Package guests will stay overnight at Hotel Max and receive two tickets to the SAM “Pop Departures” exhibition, a $25 gift certificate to the SAM gift shop, a 2 p.m. late checkout and two All Tomorrow’s Parties cocktails at Miller’s Guild.

Developed especially for the “Go Pop” package, the All Tomorrow’s Parties is a nod to a song from the Velvet Underground, the house band at Andy Warhol’s famed factory. Turning craft cocktails into performance art and giving guests who order it the 15 minutes of fame Warhol predicted, this banana daiquiri made with house aged Agricole rhum was inspired by Warhol’s cover art for the Velvet Underground’s debut album, “The Velvet Underground and Nico.” When it is served, the restaurant’s bartenders – in a nod to Warhol’s obsession with instant photography – take a keepsake Polaroid of the guests as they serve the drink and give it to them. The All Tomorrow’s Parties cocktail at Miller’s Guild is priced at $14 and will be featured on the bar menu for the duration of the “Pop Departures” exhibition.

Information on the pop up Pop Art show at Hotel Max can be found at http://www.hotelmaxseattle.com/pop. The “Go Pop” package at Hotel Max is bookable now for stays starting October 9, 2014 through January 11, 2015 and is priced from $189 per night, plus tax. To book, call 866-986-8087 or visit http://www.hotelmaxseattle.com/special-offers.

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About Hotel Max
Located at 620 Stewart Street in downtown Seattle, just six blocks northeast of Pike’s Place Market, the 163-room Hotel Max is at once a boutique hotel and a nontraditional art gallery where modern design interplays gracefully with original works of art and photography to create a one-of-a-kind experience. Hotel Max offers indulgent but essential amenities like Provenance Hotels’ signature Pillow, Spiritual and iPod menus and a “You Got It” button on every hotel phone for the most whimsical desire or typical need. Hotel Max can be found online at http://www.hotelmaxseattle.com. Reservations are available online or by phone at 866-986-8087.

About Provenance Hotels
Headquartered in Portland, Ore., Provenance Hotels develops award-winning urban boutique hotels with a distinct and deeply integrated art story. The portfolio includes Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Lucia and Sentinel in Portland, Ore., Hotel 1000 and Hotel Max in Seattle, Wash., Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Wash., and Hotel Preston in Nashville, Tenn. Provenance Hotels can be found online at http://www.provenancehotels.com

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