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Hotels often round out their suites and common areas with works of art from local and renowned artists. And while there’s certainly no replacement for a comfortable bed and some privacy, hotels that know their art just make for a better all-around experience and stay.
Luckily, we’ve got you covered in the art department. RealClearLife has curated a sampling of hotels with the best art collections—from Warhol originals to selections from the owner’s personal stash—that would make even Elton John (known for his prestigious photography stockpile) jealous.
Decked out in works from two of Australia’s most significant artists from the 1920s, this former State Theater boasts some of its original fixtures, too, for a smart, quirky vibe. The renovated landmark is filled with carefully curated artifacts from the world for a highly eclectic experience. Make a reservation here.
Michael Kaune, founder of QVEST magazine and the hotel’s owner, has curated a selection of contemporary art for its accommodations, paying homage to the historic neo-Gothic building. A Bauhaus-lover’s dream, much of the hotel is furnished with Kaune’s own collection of furniture and photographs. Book a room here.
Rooms Hotel Tbilisi
Nestled in the cultural hotspot of Vera, this boutique hotel deftly brings its history as a former publishing house into the fold with its design elements. Many areas throughout the hotel have a gallery like ambiance, and are filled with natural light to best view the large sampling of original Georgian art. Make a reservation here.
Insolito Boutique Hotel
Each room has a theme based on a curation of art and collectibles, giving guests a journey through Brazil’s vibrant visual culture. Among the unique design objects utilized: George Nelson chairs, recycled rubber carpets by Cecilia Machado, and Elma Chavez’s wooden sofa sculpture. Book a room here.
With a view of the Guggenheim Museum and a location just steps away from the Bilbao Museum, Hotel Miró draws inspiration from the clean and simple aesthetics of these esteemed institutions. The light-filled building is an inviting showcase for its in-house contemporary art collection, with a backdrop of Marquina black marble and pale beige tones. Make a reservation here.
Hotel Zum Löwen
Providing a personal touch with selections from the owner’s personal collection, Hotel Zum Löwen’s walls are adorned with original Warhols, and handpicked souvenirs from around the world fill out every suite. The hotel’s public spaces feature photography by Bernd and Hilla Becher, providing a relaxed first impression for guests. Book a room here.