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Old Posted Jan 25, 2008, 7:23 PM
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Hotel Murano Gets Highrise Art - Tacoma

The Hotel Murano (formerly the Tacoma Sheraton) in Downtown Tacoma will recieve a 104 foot tall sculpture by world famous glass artist Costas Varotsos.

TNT article on art piece



The $20,000,000 renovation is well underway. The name change is official.

TNT article from last year

A quick hotel fact:
The average hotel remodel runs $8,000 per key.
Hotel Murano is running $62,000 per key.


pic from HotelMurano.com

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Hotel Murano's Tacoma Hotel Blog

From their website:
Business. A Tacoma event. Perhaps a trip to see some of the world’s finest glass art? Whatever brings you to Tacoma, Hotel Murano’s private collection showcases our city’s signature art form.

World-class sculptures meet you at the door and from there, the craftsmanship continues into all of our rooms. Luxurious amenities, updated design and the comforts of home come together for an elegant take on the hotel experience.

In the end, our guests leave this Tacoma hotel renewed, relaxed and yes, even a little inspired.

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Old Posted Mar 5, 2008, 5:33 PM
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Exit133.com is reporting that the high-rise art piece is being revealed today.





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The hotel has been getting a whole lot of international press in the past few months:

CNNMoney.com: A temple of glass

Scottish Sunday Herald: Glass act earns Scot a place in art hotel

The News Tribune : Glass and glamour: Old Tacoma Sheraton now the new Hotel Murano
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2008, 8:55 PM
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2008, 4:01 AM
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That's pretty damn cool. I love Tacoma's direction these days.
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2008, 6:57 PM
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Old Posted Mar 7, 2008, 6:00 AM
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Now a video from Exit133.com

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Old Posted Mar 11, 2008, 7:59 AM
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Very nice art piece. Tacoma is really finding its niche in the region. I do wish they could have given the hotel tower a dynamic new pain job or other treatment.
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