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Embassy Suites by Hilton Sarasota

Capturing The Spirit Of Sarasota in a Glass Mosaic

Sarasota is home to several marine research facilities including the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, and the Science Under Sail Institute for Exploration. When Hilton’s new waterfront hotel needed a central focal point, Elizabeth MacQueen sought to embrace the marine culture with an extraordinary symbol, the octopus.

Planning began almost a year before completion of the hotel’s construction. After being awarded the project by a panel from the Public Art Program of Sarasota, the journey began.

“I am fascinated with Octopuses. Their eyes are filled with humanity. They have 3 hearts and 9 neuro systems, one in each tentacle and one in the head. Their strength and capacity for memory is astounding. Extraordinary.”

Elizabeth MacQueen