The art of the hotel starts from its walls which were built in 1913 by architect William Van Der Gucht - one of the brightest representatives of late eclecticism and art nouveau architecture of the early XXth century.
Rossi Cattaneo design studio continued the trend and reflected different epochs of St. Petersburg art history on the floors of the hotel – classicism, baroque and art nouveau. The upper floor rooms offer panoramic views of the city architecture – so called "open air museum".
The hotel walls are decorated with reproductions of Erarta paintings - the largest museum of contemporary art in Russia. This joint project allows our guests to purchase any picture they like at a discount, just contact the reception staff. They also have the latest information about the events and exhibitions of Erarta.
Demetra Art Hotel is a partner of the Hermitage and the Hermitage 20/21 project as well, which is the Hermitage special project concentrated on collecting, studying and exhibiting contemporary art. The curators of the project are also the speakers at our Art home-sytle events.
Art home-sytle events (Art_kvartirnik) - regular educational meetings in hotel rooms in the spirit of the 80s home parties but with guest speakers. The speakers are the famous people from the world of arts, business and science.
Demetra Art Hotel is pleased to introduce its guests small local projects too. Since 2014 Demetra Art Hotel cooperates with Anna Nova - the gallery of contemporary visual art. Guests are always aware of the latest exhibitions at the gallery and can have free access to them.
Since 2016 Demetra Art Hotel organizes exhibitions in cooperation with the club of contemporary art lovers - I love art gallery. For instance, in our multifunctional space «ENTRESOL» on the second floor we presented an extraordinary young Canadian artist with Russian roots - Nelly Tsyrlin. The lobby and main stairs of the hotel became a stage for an exhibition of Irina Aristova - St. Petersburg modern artist. All works are available for purchase. You can always ask for more information at the reception of the hotel.
For a 4 year anniversary we decided to make our own contribution to the world of art and presented the project The Real Faces of Hospitality - a creative photoshoot with the hotel and the restaurant staff in the style of photographer Terry Richardson.
Not limited to the visual arts, hotel exclusively cooperates with the Leningrad-center - a new large-scale show space near the hotel. Guests can purchase tickets to their events at our reception and the members of our loyalty program - Demetra Art Hotel Friend's Club - can upgrade ticket category for free.
Demetra Art Hotel keeps up with the art news with great interest and is always opened for new collaborations. Welcome to the modern Saint Petersburg!