On February 5, Midtown Manhattan’s Sofitel New York will kick off the season of love with the unveiling of its newest lobby exhibit—a collection of vibrant works by artist Fer Da Silva entitled “The Power of Love.” Colorful hearts of all shapes and sizes, collectively referred to as “Corazón de Fer,” will be hung in the hotel’s lobby and public spaces through March 15, spreading the artist’s message of unity and love for oneself and others. All displayed works will be available for sale.
“Every heart is unique, filled with scars and shapes that make each one beautiful in its own way,” says Da Silva. “‘Corazón de Fer’ is more than just hearts, though. It is a reminder for everyone to love who you are, to give love, to love what you do, and to embrace every part of your life. It symbolizes that the power of love enables us to achieve happiness and to live our dreams.”
For the duration of the exhibit, hotel guests and residents can participate in a variety of love-inspired experiences, including a limited-time overnight package, a one-stop Love Pop Up Shop and special events that will benefit cancer research. Guests will also have an opportunity to meet (and even paint) with Da Silva.
Love Hour Paint & Sip: February 13, 6-8 p.m.
Guests can join a paint instruction by Da Silva where they’ll create their own masterpieces on a heart canvas. At $85 per person, the class includes one Poçao do Amor cocktail and light bites. The signature Valentine’s Day cocktail features Brazilian Cachaça, lychee puree, raspberry liqueur and edible flowers. All proceeds from Love Hour will benefit Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, a cause that is near and dear to Da Silva.
Fer Da Silva Live: February 10-16
Da Silva will set up shop in the hotel lobby for two hours each day during Valentine’s week for visitors to witness his creativity in action. While painting, passersby will have the opportunity to make their mark on his next masterpiece by signing his canvas. The finished piece will be on display in the hotel for the duration of the exhibition.
Love Pop Up Shop: February 14, 1-5 p.m.
Located off the lobby in the hotel’s private dining room, a one-stop Love Pop Up Shop will feature romantic gifts for purchase. Works by Da Silva, candles by The Sphinx and the Priestess, Gaby’s macarons and more will be available for sale. And those in search of romantic guidance can participate in mini tarot card readings by The Sphinx and the Priestess co-founder and Tarot reader Hayley Elisabeth Kaufman. Sessions are $25, and sign-up is required.
Sofitel de Corazon Package
Available for booking through March 15, 2019, Sofitel de Corazon provides guests with access to a custom Fer Da Silva art piece ($500 value) and luxurious suite accommodations (based on a two-night minimum). Starting at $649 per night, the package also includes:
- A bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rose, a dozen roses and a chocolate gift welcome amenity
- Prix-fixe dinner for two at Gaby Brasserie Française with two Poçao do Amor cocktails
- Daily breakfast, in-room or at Gaby Brasserie Française
- 4 p.m. late checkout
Reservations are available Monday-Friday at 212-782-3006 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Sofitel New York
Sofitel New York, part of AccorHotels group, is a stylish Midtown hotel with a decidedly French accent in its contemporary décor, sophisticated artwork, brasserie cuisine and cosmopolitan service. It features 398 guest rooms, including 52 suites; function space that serves small-to-mid-sized events; and an outstanding restaurant, Gaby Brasserie Française. Sofitel New York is ideally located at 45 West 44th Street, affording easy access to Fifth Avenue and the Times Square Theater District. For reservations, call 212-354-8844 or visit www.sofitel-new-york.com/.
About Fer Da Silva
Fernando Jose Da Silva Delfin, known as Fer Da Silva is a Venezuelan and Luso-descendant artist, actor and singer; who from the moment of his birth has been imbued with the artistic expressions. After Da Silva created, almost magically, his first “Corazón de Fer” (Fer’s Heart), he has been blessed and recognize in several countries, spreading his message and the beauty of his art with its motto “The Power of Love.“ IG: @ferdasilva | www.ferdasilva.com
About Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research
Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research funds the best and brightest early career scientists whose research focuses on finding less toxic treatments for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and related blood cancers. Since its inception in 1996, the Foundation has funded more than $35 million dollars in grants making it one of the largest non-governmental sources of grant support to blood cancer research in the nation. On average, ninety-two cents of every dollar raised directly funds research. For more than two decades, the Foundation has honored Gabrielle’s legacy by funding the boldest, most cutting-edge ideas in cancer research. On Facebook, Instagram and Vimeo @GabriellesAngels. On Twitter @CureCancerNow.