The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa – Scottsdale AZ
An art collection that features quintessential desert views adorn the public spaces of this desert jewel.
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Design Group: Host Projects
A favorite hideaway of “snow birds” and artists alike, Scottsdale, Arizona is known as the desert destination of choice for those looking to trade a cold, wet winter for a hot, dry getaway. Fueled by tourism, this city boasts world-class resorts that cater to those looking to recharge. The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa is one such destination, and an art collection curated by Kevin Barry Fine Art makes this a perfect resort for snow-shirkers and creative types alike.
When it came to sourcing art for the Westin, the hospitality art consultants at Kevin Barry Fine Art curated an array of artwork that would break down the walls and let in the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Native plants are a favorite subject for the artwork in the public spaces of the Westin, particularly ones featuring the prickliest of desert natives. Succulents are prominent in photography, illustrations, and even sculpture on the property. A commissioned wall sculpture by artist Matt Devine hangs at the entrance of the Westin’s ballroom. The piece is inspired by the agave plant and is similarly rugged yet beautiful.
Photography featuring succulents and close-ups of cattle and wood grain reflect the area’s most famous plant, the rich farming history, and the nearby Tonto National Forest. Arizona-based artist Robert Charon’s earth-toned horizontal giclees amplify the earthy desert color palette used throughout the corridors of the property. Speaking of horizons, artist John Johnson’s colorful string art piece evokes the spectacular desert sunsets that many guests look forward to during their stay.
Whether you’re on your way to a game of golf, heading to the spa, or getting ready to lay out by the pool, a trip to the redesigned Westin Kierland Resort & Spa is sure to inspire relaxation with their exquisite art collection.
“We love working on Arizona properties because the desert inspires our team to take lots of different approaches with our art packages. With an office in Vegas, KBFA has a unique understanding of the desert scenery and lifestyle, and we love bringing that perspective to our desert properties.”
– John Barry, Principal, Kevin Barry Fine Art