InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has teamed up with London-based contemporary artist, Alexander Hall, also known under the alias Haut de Gamme, to create a stunning art installation commemorating 200 InterContinental hotels and resorts around the world.
The art installation is made from 200 champagne bottles individually hand-painted by Alexander Hall in his bright and energetic drip-style. The bottles feature unique and intricate artwork with the design of each one inspired by the InterContinental brand’s 200 hotels, including the newly opened InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland. The finished bottles are suspended together in a stunning oeuvre to reveal the number ‘200’.
“I wanted the bottles to reflect each InterContinental hotel’s unique personality, design and location, as well as the legacy and pioneering spirit of the founder, Juan Trippe,” Haut de Gamme, Alexander Hall elucidated. “It has been an honour to be asked to do this project and I hope that when I’m 80, I will be asked to celebrate 400 InterContinental hotels around the world.”
Meanwhile, director of operations, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Norther Gulf, and general manager, InterContinental Doha, Andreas Pfister said: “InterContinental Doha is one of the brand’s 200 hotels and resorts in stunning, luxury destinations around the world. Set in the Arabian Gulf and in the heart of Doha, InterContinental Doha resembles unparalleled luxury and exceptionality.”
He continued: “Each of these bottles is as unique as each of our hotels and, with all 200 together, they form a stunning piece of art. Much like art, great luxury hospitality is part science, part experience, and part natural flair.”
The newly opened InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland is located in a former quarry in southwestern Shanghai. The 18-storey architectural masterpiece has two floors above ground, and 16 below, including two floors underwater. Other recent openings for the brand include InterContinental San Diego, a vibrant addition to the city’s waterfront, InterContinental Sofia, which marked the brand’s debut in Bulgaria, and InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, on a stretch of idyllic beach on the Vietnamese island.