Park Hotel Tokyo can well be described as extreme eclecticism in terms of art. While any hotel lobby or common area allows for a scarce squint at the Warhol or Picasso artwork, Park Hotel Tokyo will let you eat, live, breathe and sleep art. As part of its ‘Artist in Hotel’ project, the hotel has commissioned renowned artists to design part gallery, part bedroom for guests who are interested in Japanese aesthetics and seek creative experiences along with their bed and breakfast.
The hotel has until now transformed eight standard guest rooms into Artist Rooms encapsulating creator’s views of the world, with their painting or art objects based on the inspiration they obtained while staying at the hotel. Park Hotel Tokyo plans to add nine Artist Rooms per year over the next three years to create an entire Artist Floor, totaling 31 rooms.
For the fifth room, artist Nobuo Magome chose a “room where you can see the sky the best when you are lying in bed”. He’s drawn a host of supernatural creatures all over the room, from the ceiling to the walls.In the sixth project, painter Ryosuke Yasumoto drew animals themed on the 12 signs of the Zodiac covering the whole room which look like they’re about to come to life. In the seventh project, calligrapher Masako Inkyo residing in New York decorated a room based on the theme of an ancient anthology of 100 traditional Japanese poems by 100 poets. Artist Nanami Ishihara paints lively Japanese festivals for the eighth project. At the festival, there are girls clad in yukata, and animals come along too.