image002Phoenix, Ariz. – The concept’s identity is no longer a secret.

The former Lexington Hotel, located on the northwest corner of West Portland Street and North Central Avenue, is being transformed into the FOUND:RE Phoenix, a one-of-a-kind lifestyle hotel experience with details, designs, public spaces and amenities inspired by contemporary art, culture, fashion and music.

The 104-room hotel, managed by Urban Quarters Hospitality, will enhance the city’s arts offerings with an impressive collection of contemporary art and creative guest programming woven into the entire guest experience for visitors and locals to enjoy.

“The FOUND:RE completes our vision of transforming Portland Street back into the gem of Downtown Phoenix that it once was,” said Tim Sprague, principal of Habitat Metro.  “We reached out to Bond Partners for their expertise to assist in creating something special for this unique location next to Hance Park and the Light Rail in the Roosevelt Historic Neighborhood.”

The modern hotel will contain a dynamic art component led by Cultural Curator Michael Oleskow, who will be sourcing contemporary art of various mediums by local artists that will inspire creative guest experiences. The collection is intended to complement the décor and guest programming, including an on-site art gallery and exterior avant-garde art display.

“We‘re thrilled to be part of this project that will be a stylish gathering place for locals and Phoenix visitors to enjoy and become inspired,” said Vittal Calamur, general manager. “The buzz and excitement around the completion of The FOUND:RE has been building for the past few years, and we’re thrilled to see it come to fruition. With plans to embrace the neighboring art galleries and museums, The FOUND:RE will bring a fresh and edgy hotel concept to Phoenix, showcasing an entire collection of local art and curated experiences.”