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US hotels aim to stand out with local art

A work consisting of red buttons arranged onto a canvas to create an abstract design at the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel. The hotel features works by local artists that riff on its garment district location.

New York

SEEKING to appeal to guests' desire for new experiences and stand out in a competitive market, hotel brand managers are mining their local art communities for everything from inspiration to installations. "I think the travellers today are exposed to more," said Dan Vinh, vice-