Hotel Murano joins LeMay AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM as a Concours Club Sponsor
May 3, 2008
(Tacoma, WA) – LeMay – America’s Car Museum® is pleased to announce that the new Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma (formerly the Tacoma Sheraton), has become the most recent $100,000 sponsor and joined the growing list of official Museum providers. The multi-year commitment entails a generous cash contribution and active participation by the Hotel in Museum activities such as providing rooms and meeting space for member and board of director events.The hotel’s location is nearby to the Museum and its feature of artwork from 40 different world-renowned artists provides an excellent location for Museum guests and board members to stay while in town.
“The location of the aesthetically-oriented Hotel Murano right in the heart of the Museum District of downtown Tacoma makes it a perfect provider to the new LeMay – America’s Car Museum and our world-class facility,” said David Madeira, President and CEO, “and we are delighted to have the Hotel join the growing list of sponsors who will help make our Museum a success.”
Gordon Sondland, Principal, echoed Madeira’s comments about the synergy that Hotel Murano and the Museum will have. “Hotel Murano and the Museum will be dynamic partners in the continued renaissance of Tacoma. Together, we’ll provide world-class attractions and services to visitors from around the world,” said Sondland.
A new boutique hotel renovated from the former Sheraton Hotel, Hotel Murano’s name stems from the island of Murano off the coast in Venice, Italy which boasts a rich history of world famous glass blown art.As Tacoma has become home to a vital artistic community that creates its own famous glass blown art, including being the hometown of famous glass artist, Dale Chihuly, and the location of the world-class Museum of Glass, the hotel’s name certainly fits it’s location in this emerging city of art and culture.
LeMay – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, WA, is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the LeMay Collection of automobiles and memorabilia, along with vehicles and artifacts it may acquire. The LeMay Collection was recognized in the Guinness Book of World records as the largest privately held car collection in the world. At its peak, the collection was in excess of 3,000 automobiles, motorcycles, trucks and other vehicles, plus more than 30,000 pieces of related 20th century Americana. Plans are under way to build a museum in Tacoma to feature a permanent collection of 1,200 cars and memorabilia. More information about the museum is available online at “www.lemaymuseum.org”.