165 below gallery
The iconic Capital Hyatt Gate hotel has been transformed into an exclusive Andaz Hotel, and with it, comes an artful approach to hospitality, and International Artists Management (iAM) is the Abu Dhabi-based arts management firm appointed to bring the hotel’s artistic mission and vision to life and to fill its luminous walls with local color.
Within the hotel, Andaz has made every effort to make this hotel all about art. From custom tailored and uniquely clothed staff to art objects and a bespoke hotel art collection, this hotel has thought of everything for art-loving and discerning travelers who might enjoy staying in a work of art itself.
Dually, iAM, with its exclusive local art knowledge, has curated an exhibition, iAM Andaz, and 165 Gallery Below, an artful souvenir shop on the ground floor of the hotel where guests and visitors may feel a part of the local art scene and ether consume, collect, or simply appreciate the work of local visual artists. Having an immersive art holiday in the capital is now possible given iAM’s knack for curation and access to the city’s finest professional and emerging artists.
iAM’s chief executive curator, Cherry Ali, says, “I have spent many years in the capital meeting great artists, and I am pleased to offer them a venue as committed to displaying their work year-round as the artists that we represent are committed to creating it.”