Changing Art Displays at Four Seasons Hotel Damascus Invite Guests to Take a Piece of Syrian Culture Home.
Hotel provides prominent hanging space for the works of some of the country’s hottest artists, and connects art collectors to galleries.
There’s little doubt that Damascus is growing to be one of the hottest destinations for both art lovers and passionate investors looking to add to their valuable portfolios. Those travelling to the city to find some inspiration – and snap up a piece to add to their personal collections – need look no further than the walls of Four Seasons Hotel Damascus, whose elegant interiors frame the works of some of the country’s most popular contemporary artists, as well as rising stars – giving guests an insider’s access to Syria’s burgeoning art scene.
A collaboration with two of the most famous art galleries in Damascus, Ayyam Gallery and Alkhoury Gallery, enables the Hotel to provide prominent hanging space to a regularly refreshed collection of artwork – which has included the creations of celebrated Syrian artists such as Safwan Dahoul, Waleed Almasry, Asaad Arabi, Khaled Takreti, Asma Fayoumi, Nihad Al Turk, Samia Halaby and Abdul Karim Majdal Al-Beik.
And, with Syria’s artistic prowess increasingly gaining international recognition, perhaps that oil canvas admired while walking up to the cigar bar, or that series of still-art studies lining the lobby, could appreciate considerably in the next few years, granting its owner bragging rights for discovering the next big thing in the Middle Eastern art community.
Recent years have already witnessed a keen interest in Syrian art, which has ridden the wave of fascination in the evocative creations of Middle Eastern artists, as demonstrated by leading fine art auction houses such as Christie’s, Bonhams and Sotheby's. Christie’s recently sold an oil painting by Fateh Al-Mudarress at almost USD 300,000, a Louai Kayali piece sold for USD 70,000 and a Safwan Dahoul work also sold for USD 70,000 – exciting news for both creators and lovers of Syrian art.
Demonstrating the Hotel’s strong commitment to growing the local art landscape, Four Seasons Hotel Damascus can also arrange meetings with individual artists to help interested guests gain a deeper understanding of the work in question, or to commission a piece to add to a personal collection.