When a hotel is all about embracing the local culture of each destination, what better way to express that mission than by furnishing its interiors with works by local artists? Especially if that hotel is situated in a city’s gallery district. That’s what Innside by Meliá New York Nomad, the brand’s flagship in Chelsea, has done in its lobby. Illustrator Kirsten Ulve was commissioned to make five large-scale pieces representing the Big Apple in her signature graphic style.
Among them is Flatiron, Ulve’s rendition of the famous wedge-shape building, and Lady Liberty, her heart-holding interpretation of the Statue of Liberty. “I live right in the middle of Manhattan and aim to recreate the world around me through a clean lens of geometry and humor,” she says. Prints of these and other illustrations are available for sale at kirstenulve.com.