Dot Dot Dot Ep 10: Michael Kitchen on The NINE dot ARTS Podcast

“Art Where You Least Expect It” 

Guest Michael Kitchen, Principal at Aparium Hotel Group

What we do is not a commodity; it’s an experience that requires a pulse and energy to maintain.” – Michael Kitchen

In this episode of Dot Dot Dot, NINE dot ARTS CEO Martha Weidmann interviews Michael Kitchen, Partner at Aparium Hotel Group, an integrated developer, owner, and operator of several independently branded hotels across the country. Michael emphasizes the value of forming intentional, authentic partnerships with vendors, creatives, and organizations who are local to the communities in which his hotels reside. Such partnerships are the key to creating meaningful, original art experiences – from musical performances to visual art to creative collaborations –  that capture a city’s character and distinguish a hotel’s brand. Only then, Michael says, can hospitality concepts be truly one-of-a-kind, unique to and representative of their people and their sense of place. 

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Michael Kitchen

Michael Kitchen

Partner, Aparium Hotel Group


About Dot Dot Dot: The NINE dot ARTS Podcast

In our premier podcast series, NINE dot ARTS CEO and Co-Founder Martha Weidmann speaks with reputable business leaders to explore how art can create meaningful experiences in the built environment. Interviews bring to life the data behind the 2021 State of the Art Report, which surveyed nearly 200 business professionals from across industries on art’s influence on employee engagement, branding, return on investment, and more. Tune in weekly as we share the stories behind the numbers, giving listeners the inside scoop on the value of art in corporate, leisure, and public spaces. Download the 2021 State of the Art Report to learn more.

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Martha Weidmann

Martha Weidmann

CEO & Co-Founder