Morgans Hotel Group Announces the Launch of Recess Sessions
"Creative collaboration is at the core of who we are and who our guests are. We're doing that with the next generation of great creative collaborators now. The artists we feature in recess sessions embody the bold, cutting edge character that defines our brands and demonstrates that Morgans remains as vital and relevant as ever."
A bold and provocative continuation of Morgans’ innovative “FTR”/RecessIsOn campaign, the Recess Sessions are a series of eight original music videos shot in cinéma vérité style. Each video is set in the rich environments of Morgans’ hotels and includes three separate segments with a musical performance, interview and footage of the artists playing on property. All of the content is intimately shot, previously unreleased and available through www.recessison.com.
In keeping with their philosophy of defiance against the recession, Morgans’ Recess Sessions celebrate the idea that you never know what is going on behind closed doors at Morgans’ hotels and gives their guests permission to explore and to play again. With authentic performances from cutting-edge artists including Miho Hatori at Morgans, Au Revoir Simone at Hudson, Miss Derringer at Mondrian in Los Angeles and Curumin at Royalton – filmed by independent directors Vincent Moon and Mark Wilkinson, the Recess Sessions further Morgans’ unique history of collaborating with innovators in an effort to create rich experiences for their guests.
About Morgans Hotel Group
Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ: MHGC) operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, Morgans, Royalton and Hudson in New York, Delano and Shore Club in Miami, Mondrian in Los Angeles, Mondrian in Scottsdale and Mondrian in South Beach, Clift in San Francisco, and Sanderson and St Martins Lane in London. Morgans Hotel Group and an equity partner also own the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and related assets. Morgans Hotel Group has other property transactions in various stages of completion, including projects in SoHo, New York; Las Vegas, Nevada; Palm Springs, California; Boston, Massachusetts; and Dubai, UAE. For more information please visit .
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