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Renaissance Hotels and The Creative Coalition Launch of “The Art of Discovery”

October 16, 2014 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

In a world where we’re pressed for time and inspiration, moments of discovery have become a most precious gift.

6a0128763ee05d970c01bb0798418f970d-150wiToday, The Creative Coalition and Renaissance Hotels join forces to encourage consumers to think about their own personal moments of discovery with the official launch of the new book, “The Art of Discovery.” The literary and photographic project beautifully captures that singular moment in time that can act as a personal muse, featuring 100 beloved celebrity portraits shot by renowned photographer Jeff Vespa accompanied by insightful stories edited by The Creative Coalition’s CEO Robin Bronk. “The Art of Discovery” design and art direction were created by typographer and award-winning art director Nancy Rouemy of We Live Type Ltd.

Available on, the book takes readers on a journey from Jane Lynch’s  very first stage debut to Kurt Russellrevealing the most sacred details of the first few hours of his newborn son’s life, “The Art of Discovery” is a collection of revelations from the world’s most beloved artists and entertainers who share the most heartwarming moments of their lives.  Other featured luminaries include actor and President of The Creative Coalition Tim Daly, Adam Driver,Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jonathan Groff, Ethan Hawke, Anna Kendrick, Jared Leto, John Leguizamo, Jeremy Renner, Seth Rogen, Mark Ruffalo, Gabourey Sidibe, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Watts, Forest Whitaker, Shailene Woodley, and others.

Renaissance - The Art of Discovery“After months of carefully curating thousands of stills and hours of inspirational storytelling, we are   proud to debut this powerful piece,” said Robin Bronk, editor of the book and CEO of The Creative Coalition, the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community.  “The Creative Coalition found an ideal sponsor in discovery with Renaissance Hotels, and it is our hope that this book, full of deeply personal stories – many that have never been revealed publicly – will encourage readers in their own pursuit of discovery.”

The book, published by Rizzoli, is available now on will be celebrated at a star-studded gala tonight at Marquee in New York City. A portion of book sales will go to support the arts education advocacy programs of The Creative Coalition.

“It’s incredible to think of how the creative arts – music, photography, film, and more – can be so poignant in our lives, whether we’re actors, artists or business-traveling road warriors,” said Toni Stoeckl, vice president of lifestyle brands for Marriott International, Inc. “Renaissance Hotels invested in this project as part of our ongoing brand promise to ‘Live Life to Discover.’ Just like today’s next-generation lifestyle business traveler hopes to make time to discover even when on the road, we hope to inspire our guests to ignite their own curiosity and make discoveries through the arts as they canvas the globe.”

“The Art of Discovery” book is available for $45.00 USD at major book retailers, as well as online via For more information please or

Capture Your Personal Moment of Discovery

This fall, The Creative Coalition and Renaissance Hotels proudly invite consumers to share their personal stories of inspiration for a chance to win an “Art of Discovery” experience of their own. One lucky winner and a guest will be travel to Southern California for a stay at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa and an exclusive photo shoot with celebrity photographer Jeff Vespa, capturing their very own moment of discovery.

Share your moment of discovery at and online via  #ArtofDiscovery.

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