When it comes to planning a trip, there are two types of travelers: those interested in immersive experiences, and those ready to rest and relax. Aiming to please both parties, hotels around the world often exhibit an artistic approach to hospitality. Many showcase snazzy interiors, others exhibit stunning sculptures, and some even double as art museums!
Combing culture with comfort, these art hotels invite guests to mingle with masterpieces by some of the world's most well-known artists. Much like work you'd find in a museum, the art on display in these unique institutions is collected and curated with specific styles and movements in mind. So, whether you prefer centuries-old decorative art or more modern masterworks, these awe-inspiring hotels are sure to have artistic amenities for everyone.
Ready to check in? See each amazing art hotel below!
Chambers Hotel (New York City)
Located in the bustling Big Apple, Chambers Hotel exhibits an extensive contemporary art collection. Described as “more than just a display of pretty pictures,” the 500-piece collection lines the walls of the hotel's lobby, library, rooms, and hallways. Additionally, each floor features its own site-specific installation by well-known artists like John Waters and Sheila Pepe.
The Arch (London)
London's luxurious Arch hotel boasts an “art-infused range of stunning en-suite rooms and suites.” In addition to beautiful hand-painted wallpaper and gorgeous Georgian architecture, this hotel hosts avant-garde paintings, sculptures, and collages by up-and-coming contemporary artists—including Julie Cockburn, Linda Culverwell, and Vincent Poole—culminating in an old-meets-new aesthetic.
La Colombe d'Or (Saint-Paul-de-Vence)
Nestled in St-Paul-de-Vence—a culturally-rich commune in southeastern France—La Colombe d'Or is a hotel with a captivating history. Founded in the 1920s, the cafe-turned-inn attracted a range of artists in the 20th century. Now, the hotel and its celebrated restaurant continue to attract creatives with a collection of work by modern masters from Picasso and Matisse to Miro and Calder.