Best Art Hotels

Are you an art enthusiast who loves to explore and cherish art and architecture? Well an art hotel is just the place for you! Imagine living in an art gallery, surrounded by artefacts and paintings by your favourite artist. An art hotel offers just that! A hybrid of sorts between an art gallery and a conventional hotel, it combines the best of traditional hospitality services and aesthetic appeal. Some art hotels focus on exhibiting the artworks of a particular artist or historical period while others offers a mix of different forms of art. From classical and Victorian to modern art, you can find everything here. Let us delve deeper into the many features of art hotels that differentiate them from other ordinary lodgings.

Creative City Lodge in Berlin: Propeller Island
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Creative City Lodge in Berlin: Propeller Island

The Propeller Island City Lodge in Berlin is a truly very extraordinary place-to-stay. All rooms and objects were created by talented German artist Lars Stroschen. Much more appropriate than “hotel” is the designation “living in a work of art”.
PRICE from: € 69 per room/night

The ambience

Most art hotels are located in cities that have a rich history and value art. Therefore cities like Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, and London, etc. harbour artistic communities and hotels where art lovers from across the globe can get together and appreciate the glory and beauty of the creative exhibitions. Many art hotels feature a single period in history or operate on a particular theme. Also the overall ambience of the place is that of an aesthetically pleasing art gallery. Therefore it is quite normal if you find a classical sculpture or a famous painting adorning the walls in the lobby.

The amenities

While most 21st century hotels are all about offering over the top luxuries and best modern facilities, art hotels take a more sensitive approach focusing on the aesthetics of the place. An art hotel offers the usual amenities of a traditional hotel, the only difference being the place has a more pleasing visual appeal. Also art hotels tend to be a bit on the expensive side when compared to other three or four star hotels. Discussed below are the basic features and perks offered by an art hotel.

The rooms

Art hotels are usually frequented by art lovers and collectors from all over the world. Hence it is obvious that the rooms would be decorated to match their artistic tastes. Some art hotels follow a singular theme or artist, while other hotels that decorate each room in a different theme. You may even find original and precious works of famous classical artists in some hotels. The rooms are spacious and have all the necessary facilities required for a comfortable stay. From four poster comfortable beds to expensive furnishings everything is taken care of. There is a master bedroom, junior suite for kids and an art suite that is lavishly decorated with the best artworks.

The services

Art hotels offer a comprehensive view of a particular time period in history or the life of painter. Every nook and corner of the place is dedicated to the artist and his imagination. The services offered in an art hotel are quite similar to those provided elsewhere. From housekeeping to room service- all the top notch services needed for a comfortable stay are provided here. Other facilities include:

  • Free Wi-Fi,
  • Room service and buffet
  • Complimentary breakfasts
  • LCD cable, AC
  • Mini bar, direct phone line
  • Jacuzzi bathtub, clean and well-furnished washrooms.

The exhibition:

Art hotels offer artists and art lovers a wonderful opportunity to explore ad get introduced with different genres and art forms. An art hotel is the cultural hub of the city where guests can enjoy an extensive range of local art, music and theatre. The lobbies of art hotels are like miniature art galleries that feature both classical and contemporary artists from all over the world. Guests are offered tours of the lobby and common exhibit halls. You might even come across some rare art pieces that you otherwise would not find anywhere. Also the jazz and blues musical performances add on to the fine lodging experience.

The major attractions

Art galleries are known for their cultural and artistic appeal. The major attractions of the place include extensive art galleries and photography exhibitions. Other than the art exhibitions and top quality services, art hotels also offer a lot of other programs such as musical shows, plays and art films, and other critically acclaimed films. These hotels also offer fine dining and art inspired buffets to guests. Some hotels also feature a chain of restaurants that cater to a particular theme. The art hotels are especially crowded during holidays and special events dates. You may have to make reservations in advance.

Art hotels have preserved the glorious periods of history through paintings and sculptures. They combine the best of local and international artefacts. And if you’re lucky you may even spot your favourite celebrity or artist in there!