hotel stories

hotel
stories

Hotel Stories is a treasure trove of tales, music, photos, films and objects, allowing visitors to experience the world of hotel. The exhibition was commissioned by Saxion Hospitality Business School and CODA Museum. Studio Koster van Lienen not only designed the exhibition but was also curator of this comprehensive exhibition. An exhibition with great humor, emotion and discomfort. Resulting in a unique and warm cooperation with international artists, hoteliers and photographers.

No door unopened in Hotel Stories, no opportunity untouched. The base elements of this exhibition came from a collection of (intimate) stories of artists who have created pictures, movies, music, lyrics, literature and poetry from their hotel experience. Consider Linda Troeller and her beloved and famed Chelsea Hotel in New York, or the world famous picture of Niko Koster, who captured  John Lennon and Yoko Ono in the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel. This beautiful black and white photos were released to Hotel Stories.

photography: Christiaan de Bruijne

Hotel Stories

about
the
chelsea

Linda Troeller guides us through the history of the chelsea.
Film: Lothar Troeller
Editing: Raymond Oostenenk

suitcase tower

suitcase
tower

stack of cases

stack
of
cases

photo shoot

photo
shoot

Hotel New York Rotterdam provided the right atmosphere for a photo shoot for all advertising purposes of the exhibition. photo: Medea Huisman

neon sign

neon
sign

The exhibitions typeface was translated to a neonsign that marked the entrance of the exhibition.