Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston Launches Partnership with Arts & Business Council

The Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston has partnered with The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston to bring fresh new art by up-and-coming artists to the ArtBar. This program builds on the Hotel's legacy of deep commitment to engaging the arts community beginning in the 20th century and continuing to artists of today. The Arts & Business Council will work with local artists to develop a quarterly exhibit that will be displayed in ArtBar. The first exhibit, Art Verdure, highlights the reawakening of spring. Just as spring reawakens the earth and brings fresh perspective after a long winter, the selected art will awaken the senses of viewers of the exhibit. The group show, curated by Lia O’Donnell, includes work by Emily Passman, Anne Johnstone, Robin Seeran, Will Alderfel, Barbara Tractenberg, Heidy Chuang, Pascale Queval, Kimberlee Alemian and Nancy Marks. The dreamy, half-abstract works announce the longer days of spring, the changing colors of the sky, the landscapes turning green. Art Verdure launches on May 1 with a reception from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend the reception and is asked to RSVP to About the Arts & Business Council The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston (A&BC) is a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the creative economy and the artistic community throughout New England. A&BC empowers individual artists and arts organizations and helps to foster the entrepreneurial spirit of the region’s cultural community by providing the professional services, tools, advocacy and business education that artists and arts organizations need to sustain their independence and success.  Accordingly, the Council connects business, legal, and arts communities in a variety of settings, creating long-term partnerships and networks that help the cultural ecosystem to thrive and prosper. For more information, please visit

Located on the Cambridge side of the Charles River overlooking the Boston skyline, the newly renovated Royal Sonesta Boston is a AAA approved Four Diamond upscale hotel and winner of a 2014 Successful Meetings Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Meeting Facility. Guest amenities in this 400 room hotel include 24-hour fitness center, atrium-style indoor swimming pool, and complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. The hotel restaurant, ArtBar, is a warm, intimate retreat for food and art lovers - featuring innovative seasonal American cuisine designed for discovery and for sharing, communal tables and seasonal outdoor patio. Studio, the hotel's coffee shop, is ideal for breakfast, lunch, coffee, and house-made pastries, while Motif, the cocktail lounge, is a gathering place with small plates and a martini cart. The hotel is also home to Restaurant dante – where owner/chef Dante DeMagistris presents fresh and creative cuisine with modern Italian influences. The hotel is conveniently located across the street from the CambridgeSide Galleria Mall with over 120 shops including Gap, Banana Republic, Macy’s and the Apple Store, and next door to the Museum of Science. For more information about the Royal Sonesta Boston visit and join the conversation at or

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