You come for the accommodations and stay for the artwork exhibits — or is it the other way around? Art hotels add cutting-edge modern art exhibits to their décor, such as paintings, sculptures, displays, hanging figures, and architectural anomalies. Some of these hotels are housed in renovated neoclassical era buildings for greater ambiance.
Art Hotels
Abitart  
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A very stylish art hotel in Rome. Located halfway between the Ostiense and Testaccio neighborhoods near to traditional restaurants, shops, and bars abuzz with clientele. Every lamp, application, and decoration is a unique design piece created by a contemporary Roman artist. Unique and expressive artworks transform the walls to create …
Accommodation types: Art   Design
Location: Rome  Italy  West Europe
Artist Residence  
Brighton
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Brighton is one of Britain’s coolest towns where a combination of wealth, music, and fringe culture merges to create a colorful melee. The Art Hotel is at the center of all that. Whether you want to hang out with the vegans, dance with the gays, or nod with the Hip …
Accommodation types: Art   Design
The Proposal  
Zürich
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I really want to stay here. I mean, who wouldn’t want to spend the night in a house that is full of a huge inflatable fatman? I’m staying here invites a sensation that hits the sweet spot somewhere between amusement and confusion. When you stay at The Proposal you can …
Accommodation types: Art   Car   Concept
Wanderlust  
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These days tourists are looking for a more “authentic” experience. To cater to such types, entrepreneurs are setting up boutique hotels in the grungier and less well-known areas of famous cities. Take the Wanderlust Hotel for instance. It’s located in a converted schoolhouse in Singapore’s Little India district: a hodge-podge …
Accommodation types: Art   Design
Arte Luise  
Kunsthotel
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*One of the coolest galleries in the world…which room would you like?* There’s only one place to be in Europe if you want cutting edge art - Berlin. Artists from all over the world come here to open galleries, boutiques, or, in the case of Art Luise, a hotel. The …
Accommodation types: Art
Location: Berlin  Germany  West Europe
Dunant Hotel  
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If you were to tell me that you are going to stay in a “0-star hotel” I might wonder if you are planning to sleep in a ditch. But I would be very ill-informed. The Dunant Hotel has chosen to bill itself as “0 stars” to reflect its philosophy of …
Accommodation types: Art   Design
Hotel Silken  
Puerta América Madrid
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This is one of the most ambitious design hotels in the world. Why have one or two prize-winning architects when you can have 19? Creative freedom is the ethos of the hotel which cost an estimated 75million Euro to finance. Each architect was given a free rein over one floor …
Accommodation types: Art   Design   Luxury
Location: Madrid  Spain  West Europe
La Balade  
des Gnomes
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Architect Mr. Noel built and operates La Balade des Gnomes – an unusual hotel with 10 crazy rooms guaranteed to captivate the imagination. In fact, the motto of the hotel is “all that you can imagine is real”. It is located near Durbuy in Belgium, a tiny 17th-century town with …
Accommodation types: Art   Treehouse
Location: Durbuy  Belgium  West Europe
Blow Up Hall  
5050
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Blow Up Hall 50/50 is a complex which includes a restaurant, art gallery, and hotel. It commissioned its hallmark installation to be designed by crucial artist, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer who is one of the top digital artists in the world. He is a BAFTA prize-winner and his work has appeared in …
Accommodation types: Art   Design   Luxury
Location: Poznan  Poland  East Europe
Michelberger  
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This hotel was first conceived as a place for a group of friends to live together. Then they decided to make it into a hotel where everything is made by the darlings of Berlin’s burgeoning art scene. So expect the unexpected. The hotel rule book has been cut up and …
Accommodation types: Art   Design
Location: Berlin  Germany  West Europe
Hotel  
de Filosoof
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I love Amsterdam. With street names like PC Hoofdstraat and the Vondelpark, I can imagine only the Von Trapps and Clogs - happy times. This hotel is one for all you philosophy lovers. So, get your heads out of the clouds you dreamers! Unless, of course, you are staying in …
Accommodation types: Art   Design
Gladstone  
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The Gladstone Hotel was first opened in 1889 and is the oldest hotel in Toronto. Starting out life as a luxury accommodation for the privileged classes, it was then owned and operated by a lively widow and her 13 children. The hotel eventually fell into disrepair until it became known …
Accommodation types: Art   Design
Propeller  
Island
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The most avant-garde city in the world, Berlin, is now home to the weirdest hotel in the world: Propeller Island City Lodge. Hand-made down to the last door-handle by artist, Lars Stroschen, staying here is a really unique experience. You could be sleeping in a floating bed or one of …
Accommodation types: Art   Design
Location: Berlin  Germany  West Europe
Residenza  
d'Arte
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Set in beautiful Tuscany this lovingly restored 14th Century villa is a haven of warm tiles, bare beams, and stunning aesthetics. An acclaimed artist, Anna Izzo set out to create a hotel with soul allowing you to stay inside a living, breathing work of art. Vibrant contemporary artworks merge with …
Accommodation types: Art   Design
Byblos  
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The Byblos Art Hotel is unique among its peers. It houses a collection of contemporary art by 39 of the world’s most renowned modern artists. Pieces by Damien Hirst and Arnish Kapoor sit alongside classical Venetian paintings and interior design by Alessandro Mendini. Architect Michele Sanmicheli worked alongside the artists …
Accommodation types: Art   Design   Luxury
Location: Verona  Italy  West Europe