Imagine walking through a beautifully decorated hotel lobby listening to a live violinist and watching a local artist paint a canvas. You can do all of this and more at the brand new Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection by Marriott in Sarasota, Florida.

Art Ovation Lobby
Art Ovation Lobby

Congratulations to Matt Simone and his team on the perfectly executed opening of this one-of-a-kind hotel! Art Ovation is “exactly like nothing else.”

Brian Hockenbury, Senior Vice President of Operations, describes the unique hotel: “This 162 room property is inspired by the Arts including an Art Gallery in the lobby that changes every four months, leather bound sketchbooks in each room for the guests to draw and leave behind their mark for future guests to discover, an artist in residence program in our lobby Artist’s Studio, and a vibrant music program with live music throughout the hotel.”


The food and beverage program at the hotel are sure to make a big impact on Sarasota’s dining scene with two signature restaurants.  Overture Restaurant & Gallery Lounge features a menu of American classics with a twist, craft

cocktails, and a view of the arts district. Overture also offers a weekly Improv Brunch with performances by the local Improv

Group.  Perspective, the Rooftop Pool Bar, changes from a stunning resort style pool oasis to Sarasota’s hottest nightspot with a fun craft cocktail program and unique shareable dining experiences.

“The team at the property did an amazing job to get the property open over the last several weeks.”  – Brian Hockenbury

Overture Restaurant & Gallery Lounge
Overture Restaurant & Gallery Lounge

Let’s give a standing ovation to the team! Bravo!


More About the Art Ovation Hotel

As a Sarasota art destination and champion of the arts, Art Ovation Hotel works to ensure the continued expression of the creative spirit that is unique to our city. Art Ovation serves as an active host, facilitator, patron and partner for the advancement of the arts, presents an evolving array of unique, immersive, artistic experiences supported by exceptional hospitality in a dynamic, art-centric environment.

Utilizing our boutique venues, our approach emphasizes skill and relationship building through the availability of internships and scholarships, curated exhibits, live performances, tours, classes, talks and workshops. It is our desire that through participation each artist and their expression; each guest and their aspiration find new, creative life at Art Ovation Hotel.

A look at Perspective Rooftop Pool Bar. ( Courtesy: Suncoast Aerials )

LIVE: Art Ovation Hotel & The Ringling Partnership Celebration!

Live @ Art Ovation Hotel & The Ringling partnership celebration! Perspective Rooftop Pool Bar downtown Sarasota, FL! Video by: Suncoast Aerials

Posted by Suncoast Aerials on Thursday, April 12, 2018


Written by Courtney Woznek