Art lovers now have even more options to explore beyond galleries and museums! The realm of hotels has embraced the marriage of luxury and art, where a curated collection of works awaits guests alongside plush accommodations.
From Rome to Cape Town, London to Massachusetts, these art hotels blur boundaries and make artistic encounters a part of their essence.
Rome Cavalieri, perched high on Monte Mario, is an iconic establishment that showcases masterpieces dating back to the 16th century, making each step within its walls a journey through time. The hotel’s entrance showcases Giambattista Tiepolo’s mythological frescoes, setting the stage for a visual feast that includes Nureyev’s ballet costumes, Warhol’s iconic pieces, and more.
Venture to the Rosewood Hong Kong, a harbor-view haven celebrated not only for its luxury but its remarkable art collection. From a monumental Henry Moore sculpture at its entrance to Damien Hirst’s “Butterfly Brasserie” and Joe Bradley’s abstract paintings adorning its interiors, artistic brilliance thrives in every corner.
Meanwhile, in the Scottish Highlands, The Fife Arms stands as a living art gallery. Founded by visionary gallerists, it melds hospitality with over 16,000 antiques and 12,000 artworks. With Picasso, Richter, and even Prince Charles gracing its walls, guests enjoy a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in creativity.
In the United States, 21c Museum Hotels redefine hospitality by intertwining contemporary art with accommodation. Spearheaded by art collectors Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, each property boasts its own collection, free for public viewing.
A similar initiative extends to The Silo in Cape Town, standing above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art. With geometric steel-and-glass exteriors contrasting vibrant interiors, it showcases African art within its private gallery.
Featured Image: Room at The Silo Hotel in Cape Town. Source: The Silo Hotel