Claremont Club & Spa – A Fairmont Hotel, Berkeley CA

The Claremont Fairmont’s history is classic California through and through. Built from Gold Rush riches, this Berkeley Hills castle was converted into a hotel in 1915 and has been a fixture on the Berkeley landscape ever since. When Kevin Barry Fine Art set about curating the hotel art for this property, highlighting its history and maintaining its classic English charm was at the forefront of our art consultants’ minds.

hotel room with local photography hanging on the walls
hotel hallway with old photo of couple in a carriage
hotel art in a hallway that features only pictures of berkley ca
hotel art of custom framed photograph
framed picture of berkley california hanging on a wall
hotel wall art in a guest room

Claremont Fairmont Club & Spa
Berkeley, CA

Design Firm: Gensler

The art of the Claremont celebrates the city of Berkeley through historic maps and photos of from the Bay Area’s early-1900s past. Delicate, floral-inspired pieces in blues and purples compliment the black, white and sepia tones of the photographs that line its halls. An observant guest might notice an ethereal quality added to the historic photographs by the encaustic, frosted processing on some of the art pieces — a nod to the hotel’s rumored paranormal activity. Whether you believe in spirits or not, you’re sure to be moved by the spirit of this beautiful storied property should you find yourself on a getaway in the Berkeley Hills.

“The Claremont Fairmont is such an iconic part of the Bay Area’s history and has such a rich connection to the history of California. Working on a project where you can be a part of such a unique hospitality experience for a guest is a dream.”

– Allison Barry, Principal, Kevin Barry Fine Art

hotel room with a photograph of Berkeley hung on the wall above a couch
Privacy Policy