For the Sake of Hotel Art: Chihuly Aplenty at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore
Is the WiFi free? Does the gym have good machines? All these things get noticed when checking into a hotel, but what about the atmosphere of the placespecifically the art on the walls or on the floor? We're highlighting properties around the world that do their artwork right, and the specific pieces you should stare long and hard at when next you drop by.
Today: The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore's's double dose of Dale Chihuly.
The vibrant, delicate works of famed glass artist Dale Chihuly are rarely found on display in hotels, but a few stand out for sure. There's Las Vegas' Bellagio and it's entire lobby ceiling stuffed with the blown-glass sculptures; there's the Resorts World Sentosa with its own gallery of his pieces for sale; and there's also the Ritz-Carlton Singapore, which not only has several specially comissioned works, but also a whole lounge named for the artist.
Above the Chihuly Lounge is a burst of twisting lemony yellow shapes, at night illuminated under the glass-domed ceiling as if it's the sunset itself. The work is mirrored on the opposite end of the hotel's public spaces, in the Greenhouse restaurant, by glassworks in deep greens.
It's free to pop in and gaze at the art, but we recommend staying in the Chihuly Lounge for the Ritz-Carlton's full tea service, from 2:30 - 5 p.m. on weekdays or the same hours on Saturday and Sunday, just with the addition of a buffet!