Melbourne, Fla.— On March 8, 2021, Hotel Melby, a Hilton-affiliated new lifestyle boutique hotel located in the heart of Downtown Melbourne opening on March 31st, announced a collaboration with renowned local artist Christopher Maslow.
After receiving numerous entries from local artists, Hotel Melby took to social media to announce the winner of their mural competition, who will create three murals in high-profile areas of the hotel and its expansive rooftop terrace lounge So impressed was the leadership of Hotel Melby with Maslow’s work, it appointed him artist-in-residence, indicating the start of future ongoing collaborations. While Maslow won the overall competition, Ian Soden, Nicholas Martinez, and Chrisitan Martinez earned honorable mentions for the extraordinary concepts they submitted.
“I am beyond thrilled to be joining Hotel Melby as their artist-in-residence,” Maslow said. “As a Melbourne native, I have dreamed about the possibilities of collaborating with Melby since its groundbreaking, and now that dream has come true.” He added, “I can’t wait for the public to see the creative direction I’m taking with this project. I’ve created something truly unique and special. Something original all its own.”
“Adding Chris’ exceptional creative mark to Hotel Melby will be an exciting complement to the hotel’s experiential design; it will provide our guests more memorable moments of beauty in unexpected places,” said Carlos Cerda, general manager of Hotel Melby.
Among Maslow’s previous notable business collaborations, he has worked with Starbucks, the Florida Institute of Technology, and Salesforce.
Most recognized for his multistory public works and fine art paintings, Maslow expresses art through a deep artistic narrative amongst today’s modern art movement. He blends various mediums and styles into his work, including abstract, realism, graffiti, and ethereal surrealism.
Hotel Melby welcomes residents and visitors to enjoy Maslow’s creations at its opening, slated for late March/early April 2021. The hotel launch includes 11th-floor dining & lounging destination, The Landing Rooftop, which provides catering, company events, and a stunning view of the river and city around it.