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Published on : Monday, February 8, 2016
Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HOT), today announced its partnership with the India Art Fair, as the official hospitality partner for the eighth edition of the festival, which is South Asia’s largest modern art fair. As part of this collaboration, which spans four consecutive years, Le Méridien New Delhi hosted two unique events for curious minded guests, including a unique family workshop and the closing gala.
“We are delighted to partner with the India Art Fair for the fourth year,” said Tarun Thakral, Chief Operating Officer, Le Méridien New Delhi. “This year we have a unique art workshop for parents and children as part of our Le Méridien Family Program, which creates experiences for kids to explore and develop new skills. We are also delighted to host the closing gala of the festival, which is a highlight of the city’s social and cultural calendar.”
On Saturday, January 30, children and parents gathered for a performance and interaction with Princess Pea, a contemporary Indian artist who maintains her alter-ego persona, appearing in a pea-shaped head over a petite frame. The session was part of the Le Méridien Family program, where moments of discovery are reimagined through Le Méridien’s lens, resulting in unique, inspiring activities. Children also participated in a ‘paint your éclair’ session at the hotel.
“As a brand that targets the inquisitive traveller, I am happy to participate in this interaction with children and families. I think art can truly inspire and empower young children to develop and see the world from a creative angle,” said Princess Pea.
Dignitaries, artists and creative minds gathered on the following Sunday night to mark the closing of the India Art Fair, 2016. The event, hosted by Le Méridien New Delhi, featured a scintillating performance by B.L.O.T., a mixed media collective that experiments with electronic music, digital art and installations.