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The Amazing Sci-Fi Hotel® Announces Partnership with HR Giger to establish 'Giger Bar' in U.S.

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Andy Davies, founder, Sci-Fi Hotel LLC, created the Sci-Fi Hotel® concept to deliver an out-of-this-world experience to guests. Early in development, he realized that 'Giger Bar' was the perfect addition to the concept, the ultimate in immersive art. With this in mind, he contacted HR Giger's U.S. agent, Les Barany, which led to meeting HR Giger himself, and his team, in Zurich, Switzerland where the conversations focused on the artist's dream of a Giger Bar in the U.S.

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Created by Swiss artist H. R. Giger, HR Giger Bar is a work of art, an original and completely unique experience. The ceiling, walls, floors, fittings, tables and chairs are all modeled by the artist in the style of his acclaimed 'Alien' biomechanical environment and character designs.

Day and night, inside Giger Bar, guests are enveloped within the womb of a mythical beast. It's warm, inviting, even comforting. It's about contrast, juxtaposition. Old vs. new. Clean vs. biomechanical. It's an out-of-this-world feeling that is very cool and hard to leave.

There are only two original Giger Bars in the world. The first in the city of Giger's birth, Chur, Switzerland, opened in 1992 and is still running successfully. The second is in the Château St. Germain, Gruyères, Switzerland, which opened in 2003 adjacent to and part of the incredible Museum HR Giger which opened a few years earlier.

This one, Andy Davies feels, is the key one to replicate. HR Giger describes the Giger Bar in Gruyères as "the dot on the 'I' for the museum, illustrating that art is something you can use in everyday life."

To create Giger Bar, Sci-Fi Hotel LLC is taking the key elements of Giger Bar Gruyères and reforming them to fit the perfect space in the U.S. The important part is total authenticity. Giger and his team will be completely involved in the process and ultimately, sign off on it. This is a Giger work of art, not just a copy, but the real thing, with Giger's involvement from start to finish. It is the vision of HR Giger himself, not Sci-Fi Hotel®, not any business plan, it is art, pure and simple.

Currently seeking real estate and investment partners in the U.S., Sci-Fi Hotel LLC hopes to announce its first U.S. location for Giger Bar® and for Sci-Fi Hotel® in early 2014.

ABOUT HR GIGER

Hans Rudolf Giger (born in Chur, Switzerland in 1940), surrealist artist, sculptor, gained fame as part of the special effects team that won an Academy Award for design work on the film Alien (1979). He was named to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2013. He has created 'Giger Bars' in Chur, Switzerland, opened in 1992; and in Château St. Germain, Gruyères, Switzerland, which opened in 2003 adjacent to and part of the incredible Museum HR Giger.  Find out more at HR Giger's official site:  http://www.hrgiger.com, where you can find HR Giger artworks and jewelry for sale, and further links to many recent museum retrospectives and gallery shows and events. Giger also has a strong presence in social media, such as Facebook, with both official and unofficial fan pages.

ABOUT HR GIGER BAR

Currently in development for U.S. markets, http://www.gigerbar.com provides the latest information on U.S. Giger Bar development as well as direct links to the Museum HR Giger Bar in Gruyères, Switzerland.

Twitter: @gigerbar

ABOUT SCI-FI HOTEL

Dramatic, sleek and completely unique, Sci-Fi Hotel® is an architectural and stylistic celebration of science fiction, a completely immersive 'out-of-this-world' experience. Sci-Fi Hotel® is currently in development as custom-installed Sci-Fi Suites®, and seeking real estate partners in New York, New Orleans, London, San Francisco and Seattle for the world's first stand-alone Sci-Fi Hotels®. Find out more at http://www.scifihotel.com

Twitter: @scifihotel

Pinterest: /SciFiHotel

CONTACT

Andy Davies
Sci-Fi Hotel LLC
[email protected] 
www.scifihotel.com

Twitter: [email protected]
Pinterest: /SciFiHotel

Les Barany
[email protected]
www.baranyartists.com

Media Contact: Andy Davies, Sci-Fi Hotel LLC, 503 267 2790, [email protected]

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