A range of frames

The Oberoi recently launched a new wing of luxury rooms
Last Updated 28 March 2013, 14:17 IST

The Oberoi treated a few of its guests to a heady evening of luxury and art recently, while launching its brand new wing, consisting of 86 new luxury rooms and two executive suites.

The new rooms retain the charm and subtle elegance of the classic Oberoi style. These are complete with touches of modern technology and features which make business or leisure travel much more attractive and efficient.

“The top-of-the-line introduction is ‘Oberoi E’nhance’, a luxury innovation in technology, which allows the guest to navigate a host of in-room features and amenities through a touch of an iPad, synergised with the smart television in the room. This includes lighting and temperature control, ordering in-room dining and even opening the door through a door camera feature,” explains an official with the hotel. 

The art on display at the hotel was curated by Shalini and Biswajit of Forum Art Gallery in Chennai.

The curators have put together a collection called ‘Trun-cated’, which is an eclectic medley of small to medium-sized art work from emerging and renowned artists, so named because all the items would fit into a trunk.

The mediums vary from canvas, acrylic, silk and textured paper to even the digital format.
Artist G Subramanian, whose art work was on display, also attended the event. 

The evening was attended by the who’s who of the City, from corporate heads and members of the diplomatic community to the expatriates and of course, the art fraternity. Those who were present at the launch were thrilled with the selection of art pieces on display and thought they were truly unique.

Sharing her impressions about the art work, Meenakshi, a guest, says, “It was a well-curated show and the best part was that the art was affordable. Although the pieces were by some big names, the prices were extremely reasonable.”

Shifrah Jacobs, an art lover, observes, “There was an eclectic mix of art from cartoons to digital art. The variety was not only affordable but enviable as well.”

Shalini says that the show was curated in such a way that the collection included both small and established artists.

“The pieces of art were affordable and most of them were in digital format. The show was a blend of paintings and sculptures. We were overwhelmed with the tremendous response we got,” she adds.

(Published 28 March 2013, 14:17 IST)

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