InterContinental Adelaide general manager James Allen said police were called immediately the damage to one of the glass flowers was discovered on Sunday morning.
«We can confirm that a glass display created by American glass sculptor Dale Chihuly was damaged in the early hours. The sculpture has been installed in the foyer of the InterContinental Adelaide for the past 25 years,» he said.
«The police were notified immediately. The sculpture was an asset of the hotel’s owners and we are currently in the process of contacting both the owners and the insurance company. We hope the work will be able to be repaired and returned to the lobby for the enjoyment of hotel guests.
«The InterContinental Adelaide is a very busy venue, with individuals and groups coming and going throughout the day and night. There were no witnesses to the breakage and, therefore, we have no insight into how the damage occurred.»
North Adelaide Football Club President Greg Edwards said he will meet with the hotel to determine if it was a partygoer from the club’s function, but it could also have been someone from one of two wedding parties.
«We have told the hotel we are happy to come in and talk about it if they can identify anything from the CCTV footage,» he said.
«If one of our people leant on it we will talk to them.
«I left at about 1.30am and there wasn’t much going on then and at these official functions there are sponsors and a lot of people there and they are pretty well behaved.
«The hotel have said there is a lot of traffic going past there and there were about 200 people at a wedding and around 300 at ours.»