The Art Collections at 6 Four Seasons Hotels

This series of podcasts gives guests an overview of each collection, provides background about the artists and the local culture, and explains the selection process at each destination.

Dec 5, 2010
  • If the natural beauty surrounding Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole doesn't leave you in awe, the presence of contemporary artwork from the likes of Joan Miró (his illustrations for the book L'Enfance D'ubu, 1975, shown here in situ at the Resort's reception desk) and watercolourist Matthew Daub surely will. Explore the collection through interviews with artists on exhibit.
  • The artwork at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is uniquely Hawaiian in spirit and reflects the many influences shaping the culture of the islands since its statehood in 1959. Represented here is detail of an untitled painting by Susan McGovney depicting Polynesian women that hangs on the Lobby Level of the Resort.
  • The art collection at Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay brings together art and artefacts from international artists as well as Lana'i artisans. A podcast introduces rare antiques found in the collection, works by Lana'i artists and large-scale murals that depict local legends. (The mural shown here is titled Makai Sunset Manele Bay Spa Triptych by John Wullbrandt.)
  • Artworks by Lana'i and international artists come together at Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele. The podcast associated with the collection features interviews with artists and artisans whose work you will see on exhibit throughout the Resort. (Shown here is a pair of antique Chinese cow sculptures that grace the gardens at The Lodge at Koele.)
  • Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto brings together a diverse collection of contemporary art. (Four sculptures by Korean artist Yong Deok Lee serve as a focal point in Quattro, the Hotel's restaurant.) A companion podcast shares the insights of art experts with special knowledge of the collection as well as commentary from artists whose work appears on display.
  • Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco brings together a diverse collection of contemporary art, much of it the work of local artists of renown. Represented here is Centrix by Lita Albuquerque. The podcast about the collection explores the creative process and the inspiration behind the works on view at Four Seasons San Francisco through interviews with artists and curators.
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If the natural beauty surrounding Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole doesn't leave you in awe, the presence of contemporary artwork from the likes of Joan Miró (his illustrations for the book L'Enfance D'ubu, 1975, shown here in situ at the Resort's reception desk) and watercolourist Matthew Daub surely will. Explore the collection through interviews with artists on exhibit.
Photography Peter Vitale
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The artwork at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is uniquely Hawaiian in spirit and reflects the many influences shaping the culture of the islands since its statehood in 1959. Represented here is detail of an untitled painting by Susan McGovney depicting Polynesian women that hangs on the Lobby Level of the Resort.
Photography Jaime Ardiles-Arce
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The art collection at Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay brings together art and artefacts from international artists as well as Lana'i artisans. A podcast introduces rare antiques found in the collection, works by Lana'i artists and large-scale murals that depict local legends. (The mural shown here is titled Makai Sunset Manele Bay Spa Triptych by John Wullbrandt.)
Photography Peter Vitale
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Artworks by Lana'i and international artists come together at Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele. The podcast associated with the collection features interviews with artists and artisans whose work you will see on exhibit throughout the Resort. (Shown here is a pair of antique Chinese cow sculptures that grace the gardens at The Lodge at Koele.)
Photography Peter Vitale
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Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto brings together a diverse collection of contemporary art. (Four sculptures by Korean artist Yong Deok Lee serve as a focal point in Quattro, the Hotel's restaurant.) A companion podcast shares the insights of art experts with special knowledge of the collection as well as commentary from artists whose work appears on display.
Photography Peter Vitale
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Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco brings together a diverse collection of contemporary art, much of it the work of local artists of renown. Represented here is Centrix by Lita Albuquerque. The podcast about the collection explores the creative process and the inspiration behind the works on view at Four Seasons San Francisco through interviews with artists and curators.
Photography Mary Nichols

An unexpected pleasure at many Four Seasons hotels and resorts is a chance to enjoy impressive private art collections especially curated to complement the architectural and cultural settings unique to each hotel. Turn a corner and you might encounter a Warhol, a Dali or a sculpture by Giacometti. Or make the acquaintance of distinguished local artists whose work was commissioned for a special spot within a hotel.

A series of podcasts were produced to give guests an overview of each collection, provide background about the artists and the local culture, and explain the selection process at each destination.

Art aficionados and collectors alike will want to access podcasts for collections at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole, Four Seasons Resorts at Lana‘i at Manele Bay, Four Seasons Resort Lana‘i, The Lodge at Koele, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto and Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco.


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6 Comments about The Art Collections at 6 Four Seasons Hotels

  1. Ann Armstrong says:

    Barbara,

    We appreciate and thank you for your feedback regarding the Cultural Center art. Both upcoming and established Mexican artists continue to be featured on a rotating basis at the Cultural Center. At the moment we are indeed featuring art of the local Huitchol Indian tribe and not that of a specific artist. Beyond the art featured in the Cultural Center, the resort boasts a vast collection of Mexican art which we would certainly enjoy showing you! Can we set up a personal art tour?

  2. Paul Moses says:

    Podcast for all the hotel’s collections would be wonderful. I would enjoy an audio tour guide so I can view each art collection with knowledge.

  3. Leslie Bulluck says:

    The art and sculpture collections at the hotels on Lana’i are wonderful, as are local artists such as Mike Carroll who has a gallery in town. These influences add to the multi-faceted destination that Lana’i is–and why it is one of my favorite destinations!

  4. pamela welch says:

    You have an amazing art collection and it is a joy to visit your hotels, just to see the ART. My son is an artist in LA and I would like to submit his art for your review. We have been to Punta Mita, SF, Buenos Aires–loved the erotic art on the second floor–Kona. You can view his work at http://www.RamseyArt.com Thanks

  5. Barbara Granett says:

    Am currently vacationing in Punta Mita at your beautiful property. In the past, the cultural center has been a gallery of various artists from around the country, both established and new. I was disappointed that this practice has apparently stopped in favor of displaying only the art of a local Indian tribe, which is interesting, however, limited in appeal. We have greatly enjoyed the art collections in your hotels.

  6. Andrey Pichugin says:

    I think it would be interesting and encouraging for hotel guests if hotels could use its vast display space possibilities to arrange shows of modern and contemporary artists. This may also be additional revenue stream for the chain both due to revenue sharing and additional clientel involved in art business/collecting.

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