Art, culture and community are important components of The James experience. The brand’s #artatthejames program in Chicago and New York features a mix of local, national and international artists that is intended to enhance the visual journey - from corridors to public spaces to guestrooms. As an extention of the art program, The James features public art installations in each city.

Guests, locals, and passersby are invited to join the conversation via social media and engage with the pieces in both cities by sharing “selfies” captured in front of the installations. Select photos using the hashtag #jamespublicart will find their way to, which will exhibit a collection of images celebrating the inspiring interaction between people, art, and the public space. For more details, follow @jameshotels on Twitter or Instagram or check out