The ART Hotel, Denver, CO
Lighting Designers: LEI Companies, Inc. and Davis Partnership Architects
Lighting Rep: Fisher Lighting and Controls
Photographer: Raul J. Garcia
Products Used: RibbonLyte 4.4 & RGB RibbonLyte
The ART Hotel is one of the crown jewels of Denver's burgeoning hospitality scene. Located in the heart of Denver's Golden Triangle Museum District, it joins its neighbor, the Daniel Libeskind-designed Denver Art Museum, as beacons of Denver's ascent into national cultural relevance. Essentially a museum itself, the ART Hotel features rotating artwork by highly-esteemed artists such as Sol LeWitt, Frank Gehry, Larry Bell, Josef Albers, Jim Dine, Clyfford Still, Ed Ruscha, Leo Villareal and many more, thus creating an aesthetic experience unrivaled by any other hotel in Denver.
The ART Hotel has coves throughout, but none of them are more important than the ones located at the ART's entrance. An important first impression upon entering was, for obvious reasons, deemed critical. Although the coves were made to be a beautiful sight, they also provide great ambient lighting for visitors that would complement the track fixtures' illumination of the stunning pieces of art. With a whopping 90 CRI, Acolyte RibbonLyte 4.4 LEDs were the perfect solution. While providing a clean, beautiful ambient light, they also help the Juno Conix II LEDs render the bold colors of the artwork extremely well, giving them a stunning pop.