Art hotels are popping up all over the world and have become a trend in the travel industry. The New York Times published an article this past August highlighting some of the most original Art Hotels in the world, featuring yours truly!
Below is sourced from the New York Times. Written by by Charu Suri.
Procuring and exhibiting art in all forms has been synonymous with the hotel experience for several decades now, with both luxury and midlevel brands highlighting local artwork and museum-quality pieces rather than predictable poster reprints.
Guests like it: In a 2018 survey conducted by the nonprofit organization, Americans for the Arts, 72 percent of respondents said they enjoyed the arts in “non-arts” venues including hotels.
Art-centric hotels are popping up in many cities, including the ART in Denver and the upcoming Hall Arts Hotel in Dallas, hoping to attract a new breed of clients who want to be surrounded by sculptures, video installations, paintings and mixed media.
But of late, some properties have begun to push the boundaries of what it means to be a hotel with great art.
After the film and video artist Christina Zeidler took over the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, Canada, the 37-room boutique hotel began holding rotating exhibits annually as well as live events. Artists also helped with the interior design of the rooms.
“Artists are given free rein to think about the design of the furniture, window coverings, wallpaper or wall treatment,’ said the Exhibitions Director Lee Petrie, who explains that apart from the permanent room art, the hotel shies away from commissioning anything. They believe continuously changing exhibits are draws for repeat visits.”