Here’s the thing, unlike most hotels we don’t think art should blend into the background. When we designed Hotel Max, we wanted original works to take center stage and feed as many creative souls as possible. Art impacts the way you feel when you walk into a room. It captivates and inspires.As you explore Hotel Max, you’ll find a range of pieces – photographs, paintings, collages and sculptures – reflecting a myriad of voices and attitudes. Did we mention there’s a Warhol in the lobby? It’s Campbell’s Soup Can I – Vegetable (F&S48). There’s an Ed Ruscha, too: Gallo. And don’t miss Ivan Navarro’s stunning Revolution #2 – a sculpture that uses light and the suggestion of sound in the form of stacked drums heads.Upstairs, our hallways are dedicated to the work of an individual Seattle photographer. They each chose a theme, ranging from architecture to romance, to explore in photos large enough to cover our guest room doors. One of the most iconic collections of photos in the hotel is on the 5th floor and features the works of Charles Peterson, a skilled photographer who documented Seattle’s grunge era music scene.

Artist in Residence Program 

Check out our new Artist in Residence program offering short-term, week-long stays for accepted creators on a rolling basis all year round across our collection from Boston and New Orleans to Seattle and Portland. Learn more and apply for our Artist in Residence program here.