The Charmant Hotel, La Crosse WI
Curating art for hotels around a design informed by the location of a property is something Kevin Barry Fine Art is known for. We believe it is just as important for small pieces to tell a story as it is for the biggest statement sculpture, and one of our projects that exemplifies that attention to detail is the art curation of the guest rooms of the Charmant Hotel in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
La Crosse, WI
Design Firm: Simeone Deary
Charmant (French for “charming”) was the name of the line of chocolates once produced during the candy factory’s 35 years in operation in the early 1900s. This candy factory-turned-boutique hotel celebrates its sweet past through guest rooms decorated with custom-designed vintage candy tins designed by our in-house graphics team, as well as framed archival advertisements from the factory’s past to create a bedroom gallery wall as unique as the hotel itself. As a further nod to the building’s history, our hospitality art consultants commissioned unique wall coverings for the guest rooms made from metal salvaged from the candy factory before its renovation into the Charmant Hotel. If the rumors of the lingering sweet aroma of chocolate in the building are to be believed, we are happy the hotel art adds to the delicious multisensory experience.
“Being part of the redesign of the iconic Charmant Hotel with an eye to customizing its guest rooms made this a particularly memorable project for our team. Helping hotels showcase what makes them unique and celebrate their history with thoughtful custom art for hotels is something we take pride in and love to do.”
– Elizabeth LaGumina, Graphic Design Director, Kevin Barry Fine Art