Fine Luxury Meets Fine Art At The Kitano Hotel New YorkThe culture of the Kitano Hotel New York goes far beyond Japanese tradition and hospitality. Since its opening, the hotel has upheld a formidable tradition of patronizing the fine arts by continuously seeking new and rare opportunities to showcase art, music, and culture. As part of this initiative, The Kitano Hotel New York features a rotating repertoire of gallery pieces throughout the hotel's lobby and mezzanine, including permanent fixtures such as the notable bronze sculpture titled "Dog" by the world-famous sculptor Fernando Botero. "Dog" stands sentry at the base of the stairs leading to the Mezzanine and greets guests as the first of an impressive, museum-quality collection of art.
Explore the Japanese Culture in HakubaiIn honor of its unique Japanese culture, the Kitano's Michelin-rated Hakubai restaurant houses an extensive collection from the renowned artist, Tatsuya Ishiodori, a contemporary Japanese painter who has hosted prominent exhibitions throughout the world. As guests stroll through the lobby and dine in Hakubai, they will no doubt admire the artful Ikebana floral arrangements designed weekly by the renowned Ikenobo Ikebana Society.
Check out this recent article regarding the Fall Ikebana Floral Show at our hotel.