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Sleep amongst the art at Hyatt Regency Churchill.

by Jules on February 6, 2012

It may look rough but it is in fact art!

Art lovers looking for a place to stay in London should look no further than the Hyatt Regency Churchill, which has recently teamed up with the Saatchi Gallery to for a series of exhibitions in the hotel’s lobby.  It has also  created a Limited Edition Saatchi Gallery Suite – the first time the famous Saatchi Gallery has chosen to work exclusively with a London hotel.

The first of the three exhibitions ‘One Giant Leap’ opened on 1st February.  The highlights are Stella Vine’s homage to Margaret Thatcher, an affectionate painting of the former Prime Minister and her husband Denis – very apt as The Iron Lady is currently taking the cinema charts by storm.  Dexter Dalwood’s paintings in which he imagines what you might find if you were invited into the homes of Liberace and the Queen are also a timely treat with the Queen’s Jubilee just around the corner.

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Watch out for the two rogue giants!

Also on display are Martin Honert’s Reisen sculpture of two giants, each almost 3 metres high, who appear to have stumbled into the hotel; along with a series of small paintings by Chantal Joffe as well as Christina Mackie’s life-size hippopotamus – all being shown during the ‘One Giant Leap’ exhibition.

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The Limited Edition Saatchi Gallery Suite just opened for reservations a few days ago

The Limited Edition Saatchi Gallery Suite opened on 1st February and allows guests to sleep alongside a collection of art, some of which has never been exhibited before.  Inside the suite you’ll find Ronin Cho’s interactive knocking door entitled, Steve Bishop’s Jean-Paul Gaultier – Classique (Arctic Fox), a sculpture combining a taxidermied fox, concrete and paint inspired by the Gaultier perfume bottle; and Rafal Zawistowki’s Judas.

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The suite’s bathroom features a soap installation by Celine Fitoussi

Even the suite’s bathroom has been transformed by Celine Fitoussi with a wall-to-wall soap installation.  The suite is available for stays until 30th April but don’t get too excited yet, we haven’t revealed the price: a whopping £700 per night plus VAT!  That does though include access to the Regency Club Lounge with complimentary continental breakfast, all day tea, coffee and light snacks and evening cocktails and canapés.

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Photo credits: Stephen White.

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