Le Meridien Bangkok Hosts "A New Perspective On Television" With Marcus Kreiss

Top Quote On 02nd November 2010 at Le Méridien Bangkok, Marcus Kreiss, Artist, LM100TM member and Founder of TV channel Souvenir From Earth will bring a new perspective on Television. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 04, 2010 - BANGKOK - Le Méridien's approach of curated experiences in the world of the arts is enriched with the launch of 'A New Perspective' signature event series, featuring contemporary culture talks that further transform Le Méridien into a creative hub.

    "A New Perspective" event series will highlight local artists, for an interactive experience exploring a cultural specialty and will allow guests to gather new insights and stimulate dialogue. The series will feature contemporary artists, art fair partners, and other local creatives to bring the arts to life for Le Méridien guests and the local community.

    "Le Méridien is committed to transforming its hotels into creative hubs for its guests and local community, delivering a new perspective in a relevant way," said Eva Ziegler, Global Brand Leader, Le Méridien and W Hotels Worldwide.

    "A New Perspective" event with Marcus Kreiss, Artist, LM100TM member and Founder of the TV channel 'Souvenir From Earth' takes place on 02nd November 2010 at Le Méridien Bangkok. Marcus Kreiss will provide guests with a new perspective on Television, "Art vs. Television = Creation vs. Conformism".

    Born in 1961 in Hamburg, Germany Marcus Kreiss studied filmmaking in Rome (Cinecitta) and Fine Arts in Aix-en-Provence before creating art for urban spaces, working as a painter and VJing at international festivals. In 2006 he began to build a television channel, starting on local cable TV networks in Germany under the name of SOUVENIRS FROM EARTH. Marcus' work is represented in major art collections including those of Deutsche Bank, Fnac (France's government collection), and the Yvon Lambert Collection in Avignon.

    About the LM100 Creative Community:
    LM100 is a global creative community of creative spirits and cultural innovators founded by Le Méridien's cultural curator, Jérôme Sans. Jérôme Sans is a non-traditional curator, a cultural agitator and pioneer of contemporary art. He is currently the director at the Ullens Center of Contemporary Art in Beijing, China. Internationally renowned, he was appointed 'Cultural Curator' for Le Méridien hotels in 2006 to curate a contemporary experience; in this role he directs and designs the artistic elements of Le Méridien's guest experience. Currently there are 23 LM100 members including: Jérôme Sans, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Linda Grabe, Michael Lin, Ralph Gibson, Kiki Allgeier, Henri Scars Struck, Eddie Roschi, Fabrice Penot, Nick Dine, Andrea Illy, Hisham Bharoocha, Sam Samore, Younès Rahmoun, Youssef Nabil, An Xiaotong, Joan Fontcuberta, François Bergerault, Nicolas Bergerault, Fritz Storm, Marcus Kreiss, Yan Lei and Chen Wenbo.

    About Le Méridien:
    Le Méridien, the French-born hotel brand currently represented by 105 properties in 50 countries, was acquired by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) in November 2005. Since then, Le Méridien has gone through a brand revitalization, which included appointing a full-time Cultural Curator - French arts-provocateur Jérôme Sans - and transforming numerous guest touch points, thus brining unique and interactive experiences to its guests. With close to 80 of its properties located in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, Le Méridien provides a strong international complement to Starwood's primarily North American holdings. Plans call for dynamic expansion of Le Méridien hotels and resorts within the next five years, concentrating in the U.S., Latin America, and Asia-Pacific, including destinations such as India, Thailand and China. Le Méridien recently opened new hotels in Bangkok, Dallas, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Shimei Bay, Xiamen, Chongqing Nan'an and Qingdao (China), and has recently signed a new hotel deal in Taipei. For more information, please visit www.lemeridien.com.

    Marketing Communications Manager
    E: Kanchalikar.phruttisarikorn ( @ ) lemeridien dot com
    Tel. +66 2 232 8826

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