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ART OVATION HOTEL SO LST I CE P L A N N I N G A N D A RC HI T ECT U R E

PLATINUM The Art Ovation Hotel is positioned in a central location in downtown Sarasota, serving as a connector between cultural institutions, restaurants and locally-owned shops. The challenge for the design of this boutique hotel was to create a space that would appeal to local residents and travelers in search of an authentic Sarasota experience while also enhancing a vibrant public streetscape. Recognizing the vibrancy and cultural identity inherent in Sarasota, the architect envisioned a hotel completely dedicated to the arts that would extend the artistic experience. It’s evident from the moment guests walk into the art-filled lobby lounge that Art Ovation captures the infectious creative spirit of the city center. This all-day space is designed for both comfort and aesthetic appeal, where guests can mingle and enjoy food and beverages, live entertainment, and the hotel’s original art collection and curated gallery exhibitions. Sustainability was a key component in the design and construction of Art Ovation Hotel. The path of the sun was studied to bring natural daylight into rooms, hallways and the main lobby. Energy-efficient windows and doors were installed. Low-flow plumbing fixtures save water. Rainwater is collected from the rooftop “urban park” and directed into a 100,000-gallon subterranean water cistern located beneath the skybridge. The result is a true reflection of the Sarasota experience, embracing art and connecting travelers to the local community.

Architect: Jonathan Parks, AIA, SOLSTICE Planning and Architecture. Contractor and Developer: Prime Group. Structural Engineer: Karins Engineering Group. Mechanical Engineer: JLRD. Landscape Architect: Kimley-Horn. Photography: DJWC Photography.

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