frieze frame at hyatt regency london – the churchill

Published August 20th, 2009 - 11:27 GMT

As the Official Hotel Partner of Frieze Art Fair (15-18 October 2009), Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill is delighted to celebrate its association with this world-renowned contemporary art event.

New for 2009, coinciding with Frieze Art Fair, and in response to the current popularity of Iranian art on the international stage, the luxury five-star hotel in collaboration with leading cultural consultancy, Candlestar, is staging an exhibition of artwork by Iranian artists from 10–24 October 2009 in the hotel lobby.  

In line with Frieze Art Fair’s focus on today’s most exciting contemporary art, “Iran Unbowed” will present contemporary artists from one of the world’s most vibrant young art scenes.  At a time when Iran is much in the news, the exhibition will be a unique opportunity to view the work of three generations of artists. 

The exhibition will feature Iranian artists such as Abbas Kiarostami and Farideh Lashai who are already major figures on the international art world together with younger artists, such as Pooya Aryanpour and Darioush Gharazad, who are rapidly establishing a global following as well as two artists whose work has never previously exhibited outside Iran.  “Iran Unbowed” also coincides with the final exhibition of MOPCAP the Contemporary Art Prize, organised by Candlestar for the London-based charity the Magic of Persia. The MOP CAP exhibition will be held at the Royal College of Art from 15–17 October 2009.

In addition, The Wallace Collection, located moments from Portman Square in the neighbouring Manchester Square, will host 25 new paintings by Damien Hirst including two triptychs, being shown in the UK for the first time. “The Blue Paintings” marks the artist’s return to the solitary practice of painting. Their exhibition at The Wallace Collection, arguably the most intimate national museum in the world, is significant. In contrast to the white walls of a contemporary gallery, Hirst has opted to present these works in a classical context, surrounded by Old Master paintings in the great European tradition at The Wallace Collection.

For art-lovers worldwide and for those wishing to stay in the excellently located Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill, would be crazy not to take advantage of the following package: 
• Two entry tickets to Frieze Art Fair on any day from 15–18 October 2009

• Over night stay in a King/Twin room
• Full English breakfast in  The Montagu
• A complimentary drink in The Montagu or The Churchill Bar per person for one night

Rooms start at £235, excluding value added tax, subject to availability.

Situated in the heart of the West End, yet offering views over the tranquil gardens of Portman Square, as the Official Hotel Partner of Frieze Art Fair, Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill is perfectly placed for this special event held in Regent’s Park, just a 15-minute walk away from this newly revived modern classic.  The hotel’s stunning guestrooms offer extreme comfort in elegant surroundings and house the latest technology.  Each of the hotel’s suites boasts stylish lounges, luxurious bedrooms and spacious bathrooms with separate showers.   Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill is able to offer guests a wonderful array of dining experiences, from mouth-watering British and European comfort foods in The Montagu and the  award-winning Italian cuisine at Locanda Locatelli, to a wide range of cocktails, wines and whiskies served in the traditional Churchill Bar.

The Frieze Art Fair package is valid from 12–19 October 2009, subject to availability.   Guests can make a reservation by contacting the hotel directly on +44 20 7486 5800 or emailing

For further information about Frieze Art Fair please visit  Held every October, Frieze Art Fair, acknowledged as the UK’s most contemporary art event and one of the world’s most influential art fairs, features works from more than 150 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries in the world. As well as these exhibitors, the fair includes specially commissioned artists’ projects and a critically acclaimed programme of talks.

For further information about “Iran Unbowed”, please email and visit
For further information about Damian Hirst at The Wallace Collection,   please visit

Photo caption: 1. A selection of images from the ‘Iran Unbowed’ Exhibition.
2. Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill.

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