Smoke Free Hotel Amidst Tacoma's rejuvenated downtown, the new Hotel Murano has launched a hotel experience unseen internationally. With glass art gathered from international artists high design luxury amenities, such as an iPod Menu and Spiritual Menu and an ideal location, the Murano will quench one's thirst for art and convenience. From its exterior entrance where Costas Varotsos (internationally renowned artist) has built a large-scale masterpiece of glass conveying water and the horizon to the interior where art is deeply integrated in function and design, the hotel stimulates anyone's artistic sense. Sophistication meets warmth with flat-screen televisions and iPod docking stations for sleek lounging, glass-topped vanities, custom, hand-blown bedside lamps, only-the-most luxurious beds and scrumptiously self-indulgent linens, along with clean contrasting colors, providing an artful and comforting experience after a long day of travel. With Bite restaurant and our lobby bar, the hotel is the center of social and business activity in the Tacoma area. The downtown Hotel Murano is located steps away from the museum district and the theater district, and immediately adjacent to the Tacoma Convention Center. It is only 20 minutes from Sea-Tac International Airport and 10 more to Seattle. More than 40 artists from around the world are showcased in the hotel from the lobby to the guest rooms making every step in the hotel an artful journey. As its intent, the Murano will educate and inspire guests with the vast depths of international talent and the individual artist journeys taken to create. On every guest room floor, the visitor is greeted with a highlighted artist, his or her story and a final masterpiece. A walk down the corridor and into the guest rooms shows the inspiration and process for the featured piece of art. The most creative and innovative glass artists were handpicked for the hotel from the very established to the burgeoning talent including.