Art Ovation Hotel is the newest addition to downtown Sarasota with its debut this month. The 162-room boutique hotel, part of Autograph Collection Hotels, plans to make its mark as Sarasota’s signature hotel of the arts – embracing and celebrating the city’s diverse range of visual and performing arts. The hotel’s location downtown makes it ideally walkable to dozens of attractions, shops, restaurants and trendy bars. Every detail of Art Ovation Hotel, from its architecture and décor, to its personalized service and arts-focused programming, will be meticulously crafted to celebrate the artistic ambiance of Sarasota and deliver an exceptional guest experience.Among the hotel’s many arts-focused programs, a few highlights include:Project Sketchbook | To encourage artistic exploration and contributions from guests, Project Sketchbook invites them to fill in-room sketchbooks with creative material such as musical lyrics, journal entries and drawings, all left for future guests to enjoy. Check-In, Jam Out | In Partnership with Sam Ash of Sarasota, Art Ovation Hotel offers a “Check in, Jam Out” program allowing guests to sign out an instrument from the front desk for their own jam session. Guests can simply call or text room service to enjoy the opportunity to play an acoustic guitar, Cello, Steel Guitar, Banjo, etc. from the comforts of their own room. Ukulele Rooftop Lessons | Hotel visitors inspired by the Ukulele featured in every guest room, can join together for ukulele lessons hosted on the hotel’s Perspective Rooftop Bar, every Tuesday and Friday. Learn a few chords, and jam with other ukulele novices., and test out your musical talent.Surprise Pop-Up Performances | Don’t be surprised if you’re walking through the halls of this brand new hotel, and all of a sudden people in the lobby who seem like ordinary “guests” break out in a dance performance, aria or song, an improvised acting scene, or circus act. Food and beverage options also reflect an artistic flair, starting with Overture Restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and featuring American classics; crafted cocktails at the lobby’s Gallery Lounge where live music sets the stage almost nightly as the hub of the hotel; and lunch, dinner and cocktails at Perspective Rooftop Pool Bar, which transitions from poolside bites and drinks by day to the perfect pre- or post-event social hot spot before and after an evening’s performance.Additional spaces include the Artists Studio, a dedicated space on the first floor in the lobby where both established and emerging artists, selected through a formal vetting process, will be given space and resources to hone and extend their craft, as well as 30,000 square feet of event space, an ideal blank canvas ready to be designed in to the perfect celebration or group gathering.Sarasota offers travelers an experience that is equal parts natural beauty and urban sophistication with live theater, concerts, ballet, opera, galleries, museums and even, the circus, all perfectly paired with warm temperatures year-round, award-winning beaches and epic West Coast sunsets— making it a trending escape for a summer to remember! Book your stay at www.artovationhotel.com.