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Nu Hotel Invites Brooklyn Artists To Create Murals For Themed Guest Rooms

COBBLE HILL — Nu Hotel is adorning its largest guest rooms with murals created by local artists, as a part of a Brooklyn-themed mural program the hotel launched this summer.

Nu Hotel, located at 85 Smith St., has invited Brooklyn-based artists to cover the walls of it’s six largest guest rooms — also called king rooms — with murals depicting a Brooklyn theme, said Jennifer Goodman, sales manager at Nu Hotel.

“We wanted to provide our guests with memorable experiences of Brooklyn that can’t be replicated anywhere else in the world,” said Goodman. “We thought it would be cool to get artists to make a room of their own.”

Two artists have already completed murals in two of the king-size rooms on the third floor, said Goodman, and there are four more rooms to go.

The most recent work was created by Cobble Hill artist Adam Suerte, co-owner of Brooklyn Tattoo on Smith Street.

“[In my paintings,] I try to capture the Brooklyn [scenes] that I remember, before they disappear,” said Suerte. “I try to capture them before the finer details that I remember are lost.”

The mural, which spans from floor to ceiling, depicts three Brooklyn landmarks that are located within walking distance from the Nu hotel, said Suerte, including the Williamsburg Savings Bank, and the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.

“I grew up in the neighborhood, and these are some of the places I certainly enjoyed,” said Suerte.

The first artist to participate in the program was Brooklyn-native and graphic artist Craig Anthony Miller, also known as “CAM.” Miller’s style uses influences of stained glass and graffiti, and his mural reflects that, Goodman explained.

Once the rooms are filled by each artist, photos of work and information about the artists will be posted on the Nu Hotel website, noted Goodman.

“That way guests will be able to book rooms based on the style of the artist,” she said.