From Paris to Beijing, we luxuriate with the best art at the best art hotels….
Gramercy Park Hotel, New York
This landmark New York Hotel is a modern take on a traditional grand hotel, with its custom-designed, handcrafted furnishings and rotating collection of 20th century artwork, including masterpieces from Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Every room in the hotel features unique luxury amenities, such as imported Italian linens and exquisite artwork. Gramercy Park Hotel offers a rare opportunity to experience museum-quality art in an intimate environment. In its lobby, guest rooms, event spaces and bars, guests will find masterpieces by artists from Warhol and Basquiat to Damien Hirst, Keith Haring and Richard Prince. The works change regularly, ensuring guests never experience the same hotel twice.
The Diaghilev Live Art Boutique Hotel, Tel Aviv
The Diaghilev Live Art Boutique Hotel always changes, taking on new layers of content and creating diverse, one-of-a-kind experiences. With its changing art exhibitions, exclusive cultural events, unusual concept and diverse style, every visit to The Diaghilev is totally unique. The hotel is located in Tel Aviv’s White City and The Diaghilev’s unique Bauhaus structure has been preserved under strict UNESCO protection and guidelines. Throughout the hotel and in the suites themselves, you can find a unique selection of handmade objects and products designed by independent designers and artists. Among these, you can find an original collection of oriental rugs, an array of lamps, unique tables and other original pieces of furniture. In addition, The Diaghilev has its own design studio that works in collaboration with young and local designers to create special pieces that are one of a kind.
Park Hyatt, Milan
Park Hyatt Milan, a 106-room hotel, is located in the city center, overlooking the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a short stroll from the celebrated fashion houses and boutiques of Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga. Park Hyatt Milan’s long-standing dedication to the arts dates back to the installation of Lucio Fontana’s Testa di Medusa in the Cupola Lobby Lounge in 2007. With its unwavering allure, this work welcomed guests and provided a source of inspiration. Today, after ten years since its inauguration, Park Hyatt Milan continues its dedication to the art world by showcasing a new original masterpiece by the sculptor Anish Kapoor, who is undoubtedly one of the most admired and sophisticated artists of our time.
Kagga Kamma, South Africa
Kagga Kamma is a luxury holiday destination situated in the Swartruggens region of the Cederberg Mountains. The resort has a variety of accommodation to choose from and offers nature lovers a chance to experience interesting rock formations, plant life and animals that are rarely seen anywhere else. One of Kagga Kamma’s most unique attractions is the Bushmen rock art that is found in the area. Some sites depict everyday events while others are representations of spiritual beliefs. The art tells a story that is thousands of years old, about the Bushmen who painted, danced and lived in harmony with their surroundings. Some of these paintings date back approximately 6000 years. Rock paintings are difficult to date accurately but Bushmen paintings in Namibia have been carbon-dated to some 26,000 years ago. These rock paintings continued over millennia up to the previous century. Some of the art also depicts ships and ox wagons. With fine dining, game drives and such an unique setting, Kagga Kamma is the perfect destination for a memorable holiday.
The Peninsula, Hong Kong
Created in 1928, and Hong Kong’s oldest hotel, the legendary “Grande Dame of the Far East” continues to set hotel standards worldwide, offering a blend of the best Eastern and Western hospitality in an atmosphere of unmatched classical grandeur and timeless elegance. The Peninsula Hong Kong’s Grande Dame sets the standard for art happenings with a programme of exhibitions, events and gastronomic surprises that will delight art aficionados and guests alike. One of the world’s leading contemporary artists, Tracey Emin, unveiled a spectacular new work that illuminated The Peninsula Hong Kong’s Tower and which joined the magnificent spectacle of the Kowloon waterfront’s skyline at night. The groundbreaking installation, My Heart Is With You Always, gave the public the opportunity to view a ground-breaking collaboration with one of the contemporary art world’s superstars. This marked the first time a work of art had been projected onto The Peninsula Tower, and became a highlight of the hotel’s “Love Art At The Peninsula” initiative; a series of projects that reflect the hotel’s commitment to supporting contemporary artists, and celebrating Hong Kong’s burgeoning art scene.
Strategically located on Singapore’s most alluring island, Sentosa, Capella Singapore is spread across thirty acres of lush grounds and gardens, and the Resort is blessed with a stunning vista of the South China Sea. Perfectly complementing the magnificent grounds is the Resort’s rich history and heritage with four colonial structures that began life in the 1880s. Capella Singapore features a series of large-scale indoor and outdoor sculptures complemented by intimate pieces, the works of renowned artists from over fifteen countries, with strong representation by local Singaporeans. The collection crosses a wide variety of unique mediums, including custom-designed lacquer wall sculptures and free-standing stone elements, complemented by more traditional art forms including silk-screens and lithographs. In addition, a world-class sculpture garden highlights Capella Singapore’s vast space – the largest of any hotel in Singapore. Capella Singapore promises the ultimate in personalized service and represents a new standard of luxury in Asia, combining the best of old and new Singapore.
The Rome Cavalieri, Rome
Situated in a fifteen acre private park just two miles from the Vatican, the Rome Cavalieri is hailed as a luxurious resort in the heart of the Eternal City. Featuring 370 guestrooms, including 25 suites all with private balconies overlooking the city’s monuments, the hotel is home to a highly prized private collection of furniture, paintings, tapestries, statues and artifacts exhibited throughout its public spaces and suites, a living art gallery for the enjoyment of guests. The collection consists of old master paintings, French furniture (Louis XV and First Empire), rare tapestries, sculptures, clocks, bronzes and other artifacts. Most of these were purchased at Christies and Sotheby’s over the course of many years by the owners, who are art collectors.
Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amistà, Verona
Art, design, hospitality and fashion merge together at the splendid fifteenth century Patrician villa, which is Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amistà. Conceived as a permanent exhibition of modern art, the interior of the hotel displays works by artists of international fame, such as Vanessa Beecroft, Damien Hirst, Robert Indiana, Anish Kapoor and Cindy Sherman. The hotel is situated in Corrubbio, just a few kilometres from the centre of Verona. It is due to the passion for art of the Facchini family, the owners of Villa Amistà, that such a project has been possible. A vast collection of design objects, both contemporary and historical, decorate the sixty rooms of the hotel and all common rooms. Furniture, lighting and famous objects can be seen throughout.
Hôtel du Petit Moulin, Paris
The Hotel du Petit Moulin is an authentic residence, decorated throughout by Christian Lacroix. Guests at the The Hotel du Petit Moulin will be able to explore the famous Marais district in Paris’s third arrondissement, surrounded by the Picasso and Carnavalet museum, Place des Vosges, the Opera Bastille, famous art galleries, the trendiest fashion boutiques, restaurants, cafes and theatres. The rooms and suites at the Hotel du Petit Moulin, each one decorated in different style, all have their own particular colour scheme and character. They are all decorated in a stylish, modern yet harmonious style, where every tiny detail corresponds exactly to each room’s unique atmosphere.
Colombe d’Or, France
A small, family-run boutique hotel up in the hills of Cote d’Azur, the Colombe d’Or is famous for its unique art collection. Whole variety of thinkers and artists once turned the Colombe d’Or into one of their places to meet – Miro, Braque and Chagall, followed by Calder, Cesar and many others. It comes as no surprise that this hotel has an international reputation when it comes to art. Many artists that visited the Colombe d’Or, such as Picasso and Matisse, paid with their paintings which can be seen throughout the hotel. The art collection has grown year after year, and the latest work installed is a large ceramic by the Irish artist Sean Scully, for the swimming pool area.
Hotel Éclat, Beijing
Hotel Éclat is a luxury Beijing hotel that pays tribute to art with an incredible collection of fine works in its guestrooms and public areas – more than 100 pieces, including original sculptures and paintings from the art greats like Salvador Dali, Pierre Matter, Chen Wen Ling, Andy Warhol, Gao Xiao Wu, Zou Liang and many more. Luxury Beijing accommodation has been designed to surround you with style, but is also equipped with the latest technology to meet the demands of today’s traveler. Hotel Éclat Beijing’s prime location is in Parkview Green Fangcaodi, in Beijing’s Central Business District.
Art Series Hotel Group
Located throughout Australia’s cultural hubs, each of the Art Series Hotel Group’s unique hotels take design inspiration from one of Australia’s artistic greats. Each hotel suit is appointed with up-to-the-minute comforts and technology, while original art works and prints adorn every wall.
The Cullen, Melbourne
The Cullen is inspired by and features original artwork and prints by Australian contemporary artist, Adam Cullen. Sleep soundly in your Art Series Signature bed, then block out the morning or wake up to the natural light and vibrant energy of Cullen works.
The Olsen, Melbourne
Set on Melbourne’s prestigious Chapel Street, The Olsen hotel offers travelers premier South Yarra accommodation with 229 elegant five star suites that are infused with the lyrical works of revered Australian landscape artist, Dr. John Olsen. Breathtaking murals and sculptures greet you on arrival and large prints adorn all hallways and suites.
The Blackman, Melbourne
Located on the tree-lined boulevard of St. Kilda Road, The Blackman is the perfect, flexible, commitment-free accommodation solution for short or long term rentals. Turning work into play, you can surround yourself in Charles Blackman’s poetic, dreamlike artworks. Escape the daily grind and step into your own wonderland, complete with all the trimmings of a five star hotel.