Eaton Fine Art (EFA), a full-service art consultancy firm based in Austin, is pleased to announce its collaboration in the curation of The Otis Hotel, Autograph Collection. The Otis Hotel showcases design inspiration from Austin’s culture and rich history with subtle nods to academia. To extend the design narrative through art curation for the hotel, Eaton Fine Art collaborated with FlickMars—a Dallas-based hospitality design firm. The hotel offers 191 rooms, including 13 suites and 16 corner studios.
The curated experience begins inside Acre 41, a modern, upscale neighborhood restaurant with locally sourced menu options. A vibrant gallery wall above the banquettes features a mix of photography, prints and objects that reference Austin as the live music capital of the world. Interpretations of record stores and vinyl records deliver a playful vibe to the space, while tying back to the design of The Otis Hotel’s guest rooms, which include vinyl record players for guests to play vinyl from the hotel’s music library.
In addition to the music culture, artwork at Acre 41 pays homage to the surrounding landscape and culture of Austin. Taking inspiration from the surrounding natural springs, subtle hints of water are included throughout the artwork like the inclusion of underwater photography and placement of vintage swimming goggles on the wall. Additionally, South Congress Bridge and the half million bats that occupy underneath the structure from March through November are featured in an abstract poster. Meanwhile, objet d’art pieces provide a nod to the city’s rich Mexican culture and playful cowgirl reference.
Situated just one block from the University of Texas, the dual-branded hotel offers extensive meeting and event space. The meeting rooms and pre-function areas showcase abstract artwork intended to capture the vibrant culture of Austin through color, texture and movement. Austin’s film scene made popular by local filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and Austin Film Society supporter Quentin Tarantino is referenced in the pre-function area.