For the Classy, Confused Whitney Biennial Guest, a Survival Kit

The Surrey Hotel & Spa.

Maybe you came to the city from out of town to see the Whitney Biennial. Perhaps you’re feeling a little lost in the woods. It’s possible that the stress of seeing such a wild survey of artists–such a confounding compendium of contemporary art–has left you in a state of pure amnesiac bewilderment, unsure of how to eat or drink or remember which artists you like. Well, worry not dear, sweet reader! Or, continue worrying, unless you happen to be staying at the Surrey Hotel, the biennial’s exclusive hotel partner.

We’ll just quote the release verbatim:

Discerning guests who book the brand-new ‘Whitney Biennial Package,’ with a nightly rate of $450, can explore the 2012 Whitney Biennial in style, with a palette of bespoke offerings:

  • Two complimentary passes to the 2012 Whitney Biennial
  • Ability to arrange a private tour of The Whitney Museum of American Art for an additional charge
  • Biennial survival kit, with two bottles of water and a specialty culinary delight, delivered in a Surrey shopping bag
  • Two artfully crafted cocktails at Bar Pleiades
  • ‘Artists I Met and Liked’ notepad and Surrey pen for taking notes while touring the Biennial
  • Curated art guide of The Surrey Hotel & Spa

Non-discerning guests, on the other hand, can go to hell.

Incidentally, the writer of this blog post calls his notebook “The Artists I Met and Liked Diary.” For the Classy, Confused Whitney Biennial Guest, a Survival Kit