The Commander Hotel & Suites Unveils New Displays of Local Artwork to Enhance Guest Experiences
The Commander Hotel & Suites in Ocean City, MD has introduced diverse works by local artists in its newly renovated common areas.
Ocean City, MD (PRUnderground) July 26th, 2017
The Commander Hotel & Suites, which is ranked #8 out of 103 hotels in Ocean City, MD, has introduced diverse works by local artists in its newly renovated common areas. The goal of the displays is to beautify the hotel’s interiors and exteriors and to provide a connection to the history and essence of Ocean City.
“When we recently completed our $5MM renovation, we felt it was crucial to establish a visual and experiential link for our guests to Ocean City’s spirit as well as the proud lineage of The Commander Hotel & Suites, which has been family owned since 1930,” says Michael Hayes, General Manager. “We selected a variety of area artists who work in different mediums to help us achieve this, and judging from the enthusiastic responses from our guests, these creative enhancements to our hotel are huge hits.”
Artists whose work is on display at The Commander Hotel & Suites include:
- Jeffrey Auxer Designs (Berlin, MD) – a blown glasswork sculpture behind the lobby’s front desk
- Erick Sahler Serigraphs (Salisbury, MD) – silk screen images of sealife on the lobby wall
- Alison Carmody/Flowers by Alison (Ocean City) – floral arrangements in the lobby
- Brian Waggoner/Ocean City Murals (Berlin) – interior wall murals in the indoor pool and first floor hallway, and an exterior mural across from the lobby entrance
- Wyatt Harrison/Plak That (Ocean City) – photos on wood in the lobby and indoor pool
Rina Thaler, Executive Director of the Art League of Ocean City, believes that The Commander Hotel & Suites’ support of local artists differentiates the hotel from other businesses in the region.
“It’s admirable that The Commander Hotel & Suites, which has been a corporate partner of the Art League of Ocean City, has chosen to invest in and showcase the artwork of local artists, rather than simply hanging it as decor,” says Thaler, who is also a partner artist at Gallery One in Ocean View, DE and a member of the Worcester County Arts Council, the Delaware Watercolor Society, and the Millsboro Art League. “By presenting original artwork in their common spaces, the hotel helps to strengthen the art community and adds a distinctive and authentic Ocean City touch to their property.”
About The Commander Hotel & Suites
Family owned since 1930 and located on the bustling boardwalk of Ocean City, MD, The Commander Hotel offers 109 newly renovated guest suites – all of which overlook the beach. Ranked #7 in TripAdvisor’s customer reviews of 102 hotels in the market, we aim to deliver superb customer service and meticulous attention to your every need. Whether you choose to stay in one of our clean and spacious Oceanfront Suites, Oceanfront Studios, or Cabana Suites, The Commander Hotel will provide you with an Ocean City escape that’s comfortable, relaxing, and memorable.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - Vetri Community Partnership and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, more than 40 celebrated chefs from around the world, and over 1,000 guests at Urban Outfitters Headquarters.
Noteworthy newcomers included, Hugh Acheson of 5 & 10 in Athens, GA; Frank Castronovo & Frank Falcinetti of Frankies Spuntino & Prime Meats in Brooklyn; Derek Dammann of Maison Publique in Montreal, QC; Evan Funke of Felix in LA; Sara Jenkins of Nina June in Rockport, ME; and Ryan Poli of The Catbird Seat in Nashville
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The event was hosted by 6ABC’s Alicia Vitarelli and Marc Summers.
Among the featured speeches were those by Kelly Herrenkohl, COO of Vetri Community Partnership; Liz and Jay Scott, co-Executive Directors of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
The night was filled with great bites, fabulous drinks, VIP guests, music, mingling, exciting silent and live auctions, and best of all, great causes.
Some of the most popular dishes of the night included Marco Rossi’s quail egg ravioli in butter sage sauce, Kevin Fink’s cascarelli with vegetable broth, Paul Kahan’s rye croissant with charred tomato relish and feta, and Sara Jenkins’ porchetta.
In total, $54,000 was raised in the Live Auction. An in-home dinner with Philly’s 2017 James Beard Award Winners – Greg Vernick, Michael Solomonov, Stephen Starr -- and Marc Vetri went for $23,000.
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