Art Hotels – II
The intent of art in the hotels may vary but they sure do add so much more to the concept and culture of travel and tourism. Hotels that give due importance to art in their décor themes act as more than just a hole to rest one’s head. It engages the travelers staying in the hotel by involving them and making them feel like participant in the process, in the culture and in the world of art. Here are some hotels with due place for art where you can expect a lot more than satellite TV and an intercom.
Arte Luise Arthotel
Luisenstr. 19, 10117 Berlin, Germany
An intriguing neoclassical building that dates back to 1824 – Art Luise. It has a great range of rooms in in terms of size, style and tariffs that won’t burn a hole in your pocket while you experience a memorable stay in the interesting company of art. In the late 1990s, the hotel began to openly invite artists to stay and give the rooms a makeover into an engaging work of art. This process is visible even today as the hotel has gradually turned into a museum or rather a work of art by itself.
Hotel des Artes
447 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
A sort of a patron of arts Hotel des Artes is a hub for emerging artists in the French Quarter of San Francisco. The hotel relinquishes full creative control to the artists with gigantic murals to suit its site in the comfy rooms. It is one of those simple ideas that turn out to be highly effective where you interact with the art in a pocket friendly, centrally located hotel.
Rome Cavalieri Hotel
Via Alberto Cadlolo 101, 00136 Rome, Italy
Walk amongst the masterpieces and enjoy the one of a kind experience of staying in the private museum of Rome Cavalieri Hotel. Visiting a museum generally means admiring stunning masterpieces from behind the guiding ropes from a distance. But when you stay here, you get to actually experience living with these exquisite pieces. The collection is rich in its range spanning from paintings to sculptures to decorative arts from famed Italian and international masters. The experience is amplified when you have an in-house historian to host a tour of this stunning collection.
Hostel Art Factory
Piedras 545 San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Whether it is an independent room or a dorm, this hotel is dedicated to some great street art! There is no dearth of some fabulous and inspired murals, stencil art or graffiti art in the rooms and the common areas of the hotel. It sure is a heaven for street art lovers and enthusiasts, but that’s not all as the hotel takes it as a responsibility to give back to the society by working with local charities.
Hospitality as an industry has always found some way to connect and collaborate with arts and culture. This is just a small list of all that there is to this harmonious congregation of art and the hospitality industry!