FoundRe Hotel: Sleep With An Artist

FoundRe Hotel: Sleep With An Artist

There is no shortage of Downtown Phoenix hotels. Five stars, mid-range, boutique, budget, they have a hotel for everyone. When I decided to head to Phoenix for the weekend, I wanted to try something other than your run of the mill chain hotel. Phoenix is known for its strong art culture so I knew I wanted to explore the Roosevelt Art District and stay nearby.

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I happened to stumble across the above picture online, and when I read the caption and discovered this picture was hanging in a hotel lobby, I had to check it out. I mean any hotel that has a picture of Burt Reynolds in a wig hanging in their lobby has got to be cool, right? downtown phoenix hotels

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Well cool, it was! Situated less than 2 blocks from popular Roosevelt Art District, the FoundRe is part art gallery part hotel and is absolutely mind blowing. If you’re an art lover, just getting into art, or even if you don’t have a clue about art (like me), you’ll appreciate the FoundRe.  What made me fall in love with the FoundRe was its deep community involvement. The FoundRe has combined quality service and above average accommodations with art and community by showcasing the works of local artists. I’m big on supporting local businesses, kids, and artist, so the fact that the FoundRe is doing their part to put local artists at the forefront is a major win in my book.

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With exhibits that change from month to month and sometimes day to day when a piece is sold, every visit to the FoundRe can be a completely different experience. What makes the FoundRe unique is that they give you the opportunity to purchase any of the art found in the lobby and rooms. I experienced something different during my stay at the FoundRe. Something I’ve never experienced at other hotels. Normally when I travel, I’m anxious to get out into the city and explore. Outside of the pool and gym, I spend very little time in the hotel. At the FoundRe, it was different. I found myself walking the floors in search of hidden art, and chatting with other guests (who were doing the same thing).

Be sure to also visit the gallery within the FoundRe. It’s run by their in-house curator, Michale who couldn’t have been any more amazing if he tried. The pride Michale has for the local artists of Phoenix is very evident in everything he does and he’s profoundly supportive in their pursuit of their dreams. He was also very eager to give tours of the hotel as well as the gallery itself.

You can’t visit the FoundRe without falling in love with the art housed within. During my stay I was drawn not only to the Giant Burt Reynolds piece that is displayed in the lobby but also to two local artists in particular, Ronna Nemitz who created pieces like “Already Changing”, “White Drawings” and “Homesickness and Other Endeavors” and Linda Ingraham whose piece, “Reveries” is displayed. downtown Phoenix hotels

The FoundRe is home not only to its very own art gallery but also to some pretty delicious food. Their signature restaurant MATCH Restaurant & Cocktails, a wood-fired eatery, was quite a treat but I was also able to order from the hotel’s room service menu as well and I’m pretty sure I had one of the best breakfast’s I had in a very long time. The food was certainly delicious and I highly recommend giving it a try for at least one meal during your stay. You can’t stay at the FoundRe without samples each of its offered delights.

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I can say with 100% certainty that I will definitely be returning to the FoundRe next time I happen to be in the Phoenix area. The hotel itself was very comfortable and the food was good but more than anything else, I appreciated the gallery, as well as the hotels desire to help support local artists, more than anything else.

To find out more about the FoundRe, and the gallery, you can find them online or become a follower of their social media pages: WebsiteFacebook | Twitter |Instagram

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26 Comments

  1. July 13, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    “Any hotel that has a picture of Burt Reynolds in a wig hanging in their lobby has got to be cool, right?” As soon as I read this, I thought, “Yes, this will be good” haha. Great post!

    • admin
      July 14, 2017 / 4:25 pm

      That was my exact thought when i saw it and it was in deed epic lol

  2. July 14, 2017 / 4:32 am

    This looks like a very interesting hotel. It would be pretty cool to explore a hotel that was decorated by an artist. They ever get up that way I’ll have to check this out.

    • admin
      July 14, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      Yes, this hotel was awesome. I mean they had art everywhere. So much detail, even down to the room numbers. Even those were decorated by a local artist.

  3. candy
    July 14, 2017 / 4:37 am

    This is a place my son would enjoy visiting and taking in the sights. Never know what you are going to see and experience in New York. Foundre sounds like an interesting place to visit.

    • admin
      July 14, 2017 / 4:27 pm

      This hotel is actually in Phoenix Arizona. I’ve been to NY several times…they don’t have anything as awesome as this there.

  4. July 14, 2017 / 7:58 am

    I love staying in unique places when we travel and the Found Re fits the bill. The art lover in me would probably have to extend her stay to enjoy the works on display at the Found Re. I can’t wait to check it out for myself. Thanks for the introduction.

    • admin
      July 14, 2017 / 4:28 pm

      Me too! I was so happy when I found this hotel. I’m over boring cookie cutter hotels.

  5. July 14, 2017 / 11:16 am

    What a totally cool hotel! I love the decor and how quirky it is. Gotta love it when places are not cookie cutter!

    • admin
      July 14, 2017 / 4:28 pm

      Quirky can be cool right…I mean heck…I’m quirky lol.

  6. July 14, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    Great post! I’ve never been a fan of art in the respect of going to a gallery; but these are really great! I dug the Burt Reynolds painting!

    • admin
      July 14, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      I was not much of an art person either (outside of photography) but this hotel really changed my mine. I found so many new artists that I fell in love with. And yes, Burt was pretty cool lol.

  7. July 14, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    Wow what an absolutely stunning hotel, that art work is just WOW I thought perhaps it was a museum you visited while staying there, but to be housed in the hotel is really something.
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    • admin
      July 14, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      It was two in one lol. Awesome hotel and engaging art gallery. That’s a win-win!

  8. Pam
    July 14, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    I love finding cool hotels like this. The ambiance of FounDre is so cool and I love that it has its own art gallery.

  9. July 14, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    I’ve always wanted to visit Phoenix. The decor there is interesting, those hands on the wall are really something!

  10. July 15, 2017 / 3:23 am

    This looks like a unique and entertaining hotel at the same time. I’m sure you’ll have a unique experience from this place.

  11. Our Family World
    July 15, 2017 / 10:11 am

    I love the design and concept of this hotel. The art pieces are really unique! I would love to visit the FoundRe Hotel and experience the same. That painting of Burt Reynolds is a definite must-see

  12. July 15, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    I have to agree, that picture would sell me too. I have a friend who has family that lives there. She loves visiting that area.

  13. July 15, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    The gallery would be the first place I would check out, it looks super cool! I have never been to any place in Arizona, hopefully someday we could go.

  14. July 15, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    The pics are so wow! That bed will make me sleep 24-hours lol. Plus those exhibits, definitely love it.

  15. rika
    July 16, 2017 / 12:25 am

    Beautiful hotel and the arts look amazing! I would love to stay at this place and try the breakfast!

  16. July 16, 2017 / 10:08 am

    With your experience., it makes me imagine how amazing your experience so I guess i will take note of this so I can check out when I happened t travel there.

  17. July 17, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    This looks like such an awesome and interesting hotel to stay in. I love the art and the modern decor. It’s wonderful that they are supporting local artist.

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