There are many hotels around the world decorated with art, however some are more creative than others with the way that they display and engage their guests with it. Art-filled hotels provide the perfect alternative to busy museums. Skip the queues and stay at one of the innovative hotels below.
Choose the recently-opened Silo hotel in South Africa, built into an old grain silo building and sitting above the leading-edge modern art gallery, Zeitz MOCAA. The Quin is a New York hotel that has a curated collection of rotating mixed media and film on a 15-foot digital Art Wall in the lobby, a featured artist in the gallery and original artwork in guestrooms. In Cape Town, Ellerman House has assembled an impressive art collection over three decades - the growing collection is displayed in exhibitions that change with the seasons. Look out for the wine gallery - it is much more than a functional space and is a work of art in itself, created by a dynamic and diverse team of architects, designers, sculptors and blacksmiths.
The unique Icehotel is an obvious choice for this collection; created afresh each year by a host of international artists, it is entirely hewn from ice and snow with no two Icehotels ever the same. This year, the opportunity to design your own bespoke Ice Suite in conjunction with an Icehotel designer offers a truly exclusive experience. The renowned Bellagio in Las Vegas routinely features works by various artists; some of whose pieces that have lived in the hotel include Roy Lichtenstein, Edouard Monet, Andy Warhol and Frank Stella. The Bellagio also houses the restaurant Picasso, which has its own original Picasso paintings; the theme continues through to Executive Chef Julian Serrano's menu which is inspired by the regional cuisine of France and Spain where Pablo Picasso spent much of his life.