In a happening ambience, Ambiance Boutique Art Hotel launched its second property in Pakistan in Karachi. The grand opening in the City of Lights showcased not only the stunning property and its distinctively-curated art collection but also mesmerized audience with a unique immersive theatrical performance.
The performance converted the hotel into a ‘walk-through’ theatre, allowing guests to interact with performing actors. Amid the glitz and glamour of celebrities, socialites and fashionistas, a number of artists, designers, corporate leaders, journalists/bloggers and media personalities also attended the event. Also present were MoyenaNiazi, hotel architect; Sabeen R. Shiraz, interior designer of the hotel and Deepak Perwani, the hotel’s official stylist who also designed the staff uniforms.
Prominent faces seen at the launch ceremony included Former Senator JavedJabbar& Ms. ShabnumJabbar, Senator Nisar Ahmad Khuhro, prominent economist Ishrat Husain, civil rights activist JibranNasir, former foreign minister Khurshid Kasuri, celebrities like SanamSaeed, MohibMirza, Ayesha Omer, Maria Wasti, AsimRaza, Saqib Malik, AsadUlHaq, & Farah Haq among others.
Hosted by KasimKasuri, CEO and Chief Design Curator of Ambiance Hotels, the event was marked by ‘Living Art: Episode Two’, an immersive theatre performance directed by theatre actor Vajdaan Shah which bridged the gap between the visual and performing arts. Uber-creative and distinctive, the Living Arts performance was an amalgamation of 18 different stories inspired by the artwork displayed at Ambiance Hotel, each of which was selected by the Ambiance Curators’ Committee. Speaking on the occasion KasimKasuri, commented: “We built Ambiance to redefine hospitality by offering curated experiences to its patrons as Pakistan’s first network of boutique art hotels. Art is center-stage at the hotel, not just in terms of the paintings on our walls but in terms of our overall design aesthetic. While staying at Ambiance, you get to live, breathe, and immerse yourself in visually and aesthetically appealing art in multiple forms.”
The newly-launched hotel showcases over 200 original works of art from emerging and mid-career Pakistani artists including Atif Khan, MohsinShafi, Sonia Chundrighar, BeygumBano, Tooba Ashraf, and many others.