Bridgeport Daily Voice 2013


WASHINGTON, CT -- Seven sculptures by Litchfield County (CT) artist Joe Gitterman are now an integral part of the grand public spaces at the Royal Sonesta Houston as part of an approximately $30-million renovation program that has positioned the landmark hotel as one of the top hospitality destinations in Texas.

The sculptures are from Gitterman’s gracefully bending and rolling mirrored stainless steel Gesture series. They were chosen to accent the renovation and complement vibrant art and design choices that reflect the influence of science and technology in Houston .

Joe Gitterman sculptures on the ballroom entrance wall of Royal Sonesta Hotel, Houston “It was inspiring to be part of a rebirth of this important location. I think the hotel’s choice of where to place my works was superb,” said Mr. Gitterman. “The seven large Gestures pieces give the space depth and interest and their mirrored surfaces play beautifully off the interior and exterior light, adding constant change to the four-story wall.”

The sculptures, which fill seven of the seven foot niches in the dramatic ballroom pre-function entrance wall, have become a striking and noteworthy backdrop for numerous charity events and galas and are also visible to arriving guests through a soaring, glass curtain wall.

The Royal Sonesta Houston’s renovation was timed to take advantage of tremendous growth within the city and region. The hotel’s Uptown/Galleria area locations, a primary and preferred business and entertainment core, is at the axis of the city and roughly equidistant from key destinations such as downtown, the Texas Medical Center, Museum District, Montrose/Midtown, Reliant Park and the Energy Corridor.

Joe Gitterman’s works are exhibited in private collections throughout the country and in the Sculpture Park at the Governor’s Residence in Hartford . To see more of his sculptures, visit