Exactly What Does the Art Concierge at The Hazelton Hotel Do?
[Photo: The Hazelton Hotel / Cynthia Chapman artist]
The Hazelton Hotel in Toronto has an impressive contemporary art collection. So impressive, in fact, that the hotel was receiving inquiries from guests about it. Now what to do if you’re a hotel that prides itself on exceptional service and wants to fulfill a guest’s quest for art knowledge? You hire an art expert to satisfy the need.
The hotel’s art concierge is available through live chat to not only answer any questions you may have about the hotel’s extensive art collection, but to also offer insight into the many art dealers and galleries found in the Yorkville region where The Hazelton is located.
If you’re truly art hungry, you can meet the art concierge in person via an appointment to find out, say, what a particular artist was thinking when he or she painted the particular piece that’s hanging in your room, or to get the inside scoop on the happenings in the art world in one of Canada’s cultural centers.
The art concierge also writes about Toronto’s art scene on the hotel’s blog, and there you can find some great suggested art walks in the city’s established, as well as newly-hip, areas.
[Photo: The Hazelton Hotel / Bruno Billio artist]
Rates at the swanky Hazelton Hotel start at $595 CAD per night for an extremely spacious room – the smallest room is the Superior Guest Room at 500 sq. ft. – but if you’re feeling particularly flush, book the Art Experience package at $685 CAD per night.
For this rate, you get your accommodation, an art-themed amenity upon arrival, an art DVD (Pablo Picasso: A Film by Didier Baussy-Oulianoff) to be played in your suite, a tour of the hotel’s art collection, a tour of the galleries in the surrounding Yorkville area, two tickets to the Art Gallery of Ontario, and breakfast for up to two adults, either in the privacy of your room or in star chef Mark McEwan’s ONE Restaurant. It’s a thing of beauty!