Seeing beautiful hotel artwork to at the end of a long day of traveling is always nice… but what if you could make your hotel part of your cultural experience? Some hotels are taking art seriously, which is every art enthusiast’s dream. Throughout the world, the hotel experience is being elevated to include world-class dining and incredible art galleries or museums. You can enjoy many of these art-inspired hotels without even having to leave U.S. territory! Here are a few of our favorites:
Chambers Hotel — New York City, New York
You can’t mention culture and art in the United States without mentioning New York City. The Big Apple is home to some of the best art, the best food and more things to do than any one person can fit into a weekend. But that doesn’t stop us from including a hotel that takes art to another level in the City. Chambers Hotel recognizes that NYC is a cultural hub, but wants to ensure that guests have an enriching experience, exhibiting a collection of over 500 original works of art throughout the hotel. Every floor highlights a site-specific installation with pieces by renowned artists, including John Waters and Sheila Pepe. Around every corner, another piece of original artwork is waiting to be discovered.
21c Museum Hotels — locations throughout the southern U.S.
What’s great about 21c Museum Hotels? We’ll admit that we’re cheating a bit here because there are several locations in the continental U.S., so you can enjoy the 21c experience in more than one place and while planning more than one adventure! Created by art preservationists and collectors Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, 21c Museum Hotels were created with the belief in the power of contemporary art. Blending art and hospitality for a truly unparalleled experience, each room features original artwork and the chance to view museum galleries and enjoy food prepared by talented chefs who believe in supporting regional farmers and producers.
Conrad Indianapolis — Indianapolis, Indiana
“Never just stay. Stay inspired.” Visiting their website readies you for what comes next when you stay at the Conrad Indianapolis. Nestled inside the Conrad Indianapolis is The Collection — a group of luxury suites featuring world-renowned art, including signed pieces by such greats as Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol. Leave the outside world behind when you step through the doors of the Conrad, and immerse yourself in fine art and culture before cozying up in one of their luxurious rooms for the evening.
Serafina Beach Hotel — San Juan, Puerto Rico
Now time for some Caribbean flavor! Serafina Beach Hotel’s passion for art and culture can be found throughout the 96-room lifestyle boutique hotel. Located in stunning San Juan, this hotel was the very first hotel to open on the island after Hurricane Maria and continues to be a ray of light showcasing just what makes Puerto Rico wondrous to so many. They’ve worked diligently to reflect the culture of Puerto Rico by commissioning an array of artwork from four impressive native Puerto Rican artists: Sofía Maldonado, Natalia Nicole Rodríguez, Gerardo Cloquel and Eduardo Cabrer. These inspiring works of art represent the vibrant culture of the island and attribute to the youthful, social, sexy, Serafina atmosphere that hotel guests from around the world can expect when visiting. Learn more about the artists and artwork here!
Hotel des Arts — San Francisco, California
Located in the French Quarter of San Francisco, Hotel des Arts is an artistic boutique hotel that exhibits contemporary work of local and international artists. Neutral simplicity meets modern lighting and clean lines to create a gallery focused on the art as an interactive experience. Each room and the hallways of Hotel des Arts are also their own works of art, featuring imaginative installations and edgy graffiti-inspired art. With no two rooms alike, you’ll find inspiration hiding behind every door.