Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Artist Hahn Transforms Island Resort

Artist James R. Hahn at Palmeiras Beach Club Grand Opening

December 22, 2015 - Artist James R. Hahn gets the calls that many artists may not be able to answer: large-scale unusual murals & room transformations. The artist who became well known after his first major murals went worldwide along with the Cabbage Patch Kids phenomenon. Hahn takes the calls for the big & difficult projects, because that is what he has done for almost 38 years.

When Hahn received a call from developer/owners of Grove Isle Hotel & Spa on an island in the  Coconut Grove area of Miami, he jumped at the chance to help them “re-imagine” the entire resort.  A very respected and historic location, Grove Isle was needing a revitalization, and received it with the help of successful management team of Jacques Wullfaert & Sami Kohen. Hahn answered their call, after they had seen his work for the Patron Tequila Platinum Club.  The developers plans included completely renovating the décor of the Grove Isle Hotel & Spa and turning it into the new “Palmeiras Beach Club at Grove Isle”.

The Hahn team of James R. Hahn and his wife/partner K Hahn, came in & evaluated the spaces & murals needed to make a new & exciting look for the resort.  What they came up with eventually blossomed into ten different murals & rooms. The Gibraltar dining room got specialized sea creature murals for the ceiling and a new white & monochrome make-over. An enormous party deck was turned into the “Taittinger Champagne Lounge”. James & K painted huge 22 ft champagne bottles spraying out bubbly on the canvas awning-ceiling 30 feet above party-goers' heads. The team also tackled a Chefs Table private dining & party room with a 40 foot mural that is a direct homage to sponsor Perrier-Jouët Champagne. Other major sponsors followed suit, wanting a presence in the newly branded island resort. Patrón Spirits with Southern Wine sponsored a Patrón Lounge, with the Hahn's creating a sunset mixed media mural that infused the patented “bee logo” of Patrón Tequila. Finally … Russian Standard Vodka desired a Hahn mural and was treated to a special art-piece in the popular Tiki Bar of the beach club.

With Hahn murals in place, and a new look & feel for the club & hotel, the Grand Opening in December 2015 drew so much attention that the island had to be shut down for incoming traffic. Be sure to visit the new Palmeiras Beach Club at Grove Isle & see what the Hahn's call “the BIG Picture”.


Media Contact: Kay Hahn / 949-510-2428 / khahnk@gmail.com

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