You might have visited hotels which offer stellar mini bars, complimentary Wi-Fi in lounges and rooms, and latest technological upgrades. But, do you find all these exciting or inspiring. I think they don’t. Then, what after all the hotel of your dreams should be that you will find inspiring. Art hotels might just be the answer where you can rejuvenate your senses and recharge your creative faculties. Let’s take a look at some of the awe-inspiring art hotels around the world.
The Embassy Row Hotel, Washington D.C. (USA)
The Embassy Row Hotel in Washington D.C. is exquisite and magical. Just wander around its premises and you will find art weaved all over. The street artists can be seen creating murals inside and outside the hotel. The restaurant’s candles are handmade by the restaurant manager. Guests visiting the hotel can look forward to enjoying a weekly Art Fusion event pairing a DJ and live music with painting. They can also entertain themselves with a weekly silent disco on the rooftop as well.
Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas (USA)
The Hilton Anatole is home to one of the largest art and antiques collections found in any hotel in the United States today. Art can be seen everywhere – throughout the entire hotel as well as its onsite sculpture park, where you will discover more than 1,000 pieces ranging from those of the Berlin Wall to 19th century Asian sculptures. Apart from all these, the hotel also offers art pairing dinners, art scavenger hunts and art-infused fitness walks.
Hotel Matilda, Mexico
Get ready to be welcomed by the dazzling Nacho Rodriguez Bach piece as you set your foot inside the hotel premises. The hotel’s design also has mesmerizing Spencer Tunick’s tasteful nudes, Daniela Edburg’s metaphorical photography and Spencer Tunick’s tasteful nudes. The hotel also regularly organizes art-centric film showings, artist receptions and art exhibits. You can also look forward to attending the hotel’s annual spring SMART arts festival fusing art, dancing, tequila and more.
Gladstone Hotel, Toronto (Canada)
The Gladstone Hotel is housed in a Victorian building belonging to 19th century. The hotel offers 37 rooms to its guest, with each room being individually designed by renowned Canadian artists. The Snapshot Room here can be seen portraying embedded images of Toronto’’s High Park in fall into the furniture and walls. The Felt Room here offers more of a textural experience. The art gallery in the hotel holds rotating exhibitions such as “”In The Playroom” and “That’s So Gay: On the Edge”. Among other part of creative programming here include regular events such as karaoke, crafting workshops, dance classes and artist receptions.
Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai (China)
Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai is the place where you will discover art and artists everywhere. This unique hotel offers free accommodation to artists who create their art works, with some of them being displayed in the hotel’s exhibition spaces and art galleries. The suites and rooms in this hotel are also individually-designed portraying astounding creativity. The walls can be seen lined with canvas, and so are the hanging birdcage beds.
La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, New Mexico (USA)
The La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa is a part of the renowned Starwood brand. The hotel provides a stunning look with a gallery prominently featuring a collection of American painting and sculpture being showcased in every nook and corner of the hotel. These art collection and sculpture are available for purchase at studio prices. The buyers are also provided incentive by being offered a half-price stay on a return visit. Among other activities here include guided property art tours by curator Sara Eyestone, painting classes and opportunity to watch her live painting every Thursday in the hotel lobby from 5 to 6 pm.