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Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel launches ‘Room With A View’

London’s 5 star luxury boutique Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel, a property long inspired by its East London locale, has announced the opening of The Pearly Room by Chris Price, the first in the hotel’s year-long series of East London street art rooms – Room With A View.

Throughout the next 12 months, Andaz Liverpool Street will play host to four distinctly diverse British artists: Chris Price, Patrick Vale, ILoveDust and Patrick Morgan, each invited to hand paint one of the hotel’s luxurious Large King guest rooms, to depict their interpretation of East London’s past, present or future. The rooms will have a completely different style and feel in reflection of the artist’s own individuality and as each is completed, will be available for guests to experience contemporary street art in a space like no other in London.

The Pearly Room
Guests can now discover a view of East London through the eyes of Londoner Chris Price and his cockney wife and collaborator Delisia Howard as The Pearly Room is unveiled. This fresh and bespoke street art experience evokes a modern interpretation of their hometown in London’s East End, playing homage to the history of East London’s Pearly Kings and Queens. The Pearly Room showcases a painstakingly detailed giant Pearly King and Queen proudly showing their national costume wares in a bustling market place with the Christ Church Spitalfields and a joyful pearly sun before them. The scene is set within the iconic Wilton’s Music Hall where special occasions were celebrated and dances still to this day take place.  

The Pearly Room portrays a remarkable piece of East London’s history in a contemporary setting, as eye-catching black and white illustrations are played out across the wall of a stylish guest room. Hundreds of individually hand drawn mother of pearl buttons line the alcoves and market streets in tribute to the belief that in the late 19th century, a Japanese ship that floundered in the Thames, shedded its cargo of millions of pearl buttons. Large amounts were salvaged, mostly by market traders who sewed them on to their clothes, creating probably the only form of national costume that can be ascribed to London and thereby the tradition of the Pearly Kings and Queens.  

“We are honoured that Andaz Liverpool Street has given us this opportunity to depict East London in such a creative and inspiring medium and hope The Pearly Room will be a memorable experience for guests, Londoners and art lovers!” says Chris Price.  

 Artist Patrick Vale premiers on 6th October 2014
Andaz Liverpool Street’s second Room With A View will be painted by internationally recognised artist Patrick Vale, and launch in early October. Patrick is best known for his work based on depicting cities and architecture and most recently for his time-lapsed film, “Empire State of Pen” — a freehand drawing of the view of Manhattan from the Empire State Building which instantly became an internet sensation. Critics have described Patrick’s work as “jaw-dropping” and “sensational.” Patrick’s East London street art room will be available for guests to experience at Andaz Liverpool Street from October 2014 – July 2015.

Artist ILoveDust premiers on 3rd January 2015
Multi-disciplinary English artists, ILoveDust will create the hotel’s third Room With A View in January 2015. Based on the South coast of England, surrounded by the rolling English countryside, ILoveDust create fresh, innovative and captivating illustration and graphic designs which promise to delight the senses. ILoveDust’s Room With A View street art room will be available to Andaz Liverpool Street’s guests from January – July 2015.

Artist Patrick Morgan premiers on 3rd April 2015
The final Room With A View will be created by Patrick Morgan, an internationally renowned British artist. Patrick’s works explore various themes from pop culture to modern living. His biography includes high profile works for the likes of Transport for London, Cingular, Starbucks, Bacardi, Smirnoff, Coca-Cola and Waitrose, resulting in his work appearing across the USA, Europe and Asia. Patrick’s Room With A View will showcase at Andaz Liverpool Street from April – July 2015.

“Inspirational art is an integral part of Andaz Liverpool Street and we strive to find new ways to support and celebrate local art, design and British artists,” says Tim Flodin, the hotel’s General Manager. “We are incredibly excited to be launching ‘Room With A View’ with such a diverse group of talented artists, for our guests and Londoners alike to experience a view of East London culture at its best at Andaz Liverpool Street.”

For art aficionados around the world, or for those who are looking for a unique experience, Andaz Liverpool Street’s Room With A View East London street art rooms are not to be missed! Andaz Liverpool Street’s Room With A View Large King rooms is now available to book from £348 including VAT (£290 ex VAT) on weekdays (Sunday to Thursday night) and £246 including VAT (£205 ex VAT) on weekends (Friday & Saturday) from 7th July 2014 until July 2015, subject to availability. 

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