Many of our properties have amassed world-class collections of art, which remain on full display for guests. Here are a few hotels and resorts where you can stay among the sculptures and canvases of the greats.
North America: The Cutting Edge
With Leo Villareal’s 22,000-LED light installation over the hotel’s porte-cochere—as well as Sol LeWitt’s painted wall and Frank Gehry’s Fish Lamp in the lobby—the ART, a hotel Denver certainly lives up to its name. Elevators include imaginative video installations, while the fourth-floor public space features both an Edward Ruscha tapestry and sculptor Deborah Butterfield’s life-sized bronze horse.
From Alex Katz prints to edgy graffiti, contemporary vibes reign supreme at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The hotel’s Talon Club includes prints by John Baldessari, Julian Schnabel, and a handwoven tapestry by John Currin. In addition, the hotel’s Wallworks installation features murals and graffiti by Shepard Fairey and Shinique Smith. Even the Starbucks is artsy, with French artist and photographer Georges Rousse’s fragmented installation visible to all caffeine addicts.
Modern and contemporary art take center stage at Vancouver’s Rosewood Hotel Georgia, with paintings and mixed-media installations by artists, such as David Robinson and Moy Sutherland in the lobby, boardrooms, spa, and staircases. Italian art fans take note: Suite 1008 includes a pair of 1958 Guido Molinari ink-on-paper drawings.
Europe: Old-World Grandeur
Zurich’s The Dolder Grand fills its public spaces with more than 120 works of modern art—including Andy Warhol’s The Big Retrospective—and sculptures like Fernando Botero’s Woman With Fruit and Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely’s Le Monde. Rooms are art-filled, too, especially the Alberto Giacometti-inspired Carezza suite, where custom-produced furnishings are inspired by the Swiss sculptor’s elegant, elongated aesthetic.
Sharing its Oslo neighborhood with the Renzo Piano-designed Astrup Fearnley Museet, The Thief— whose owner is a museum sponsor—has its own impressive collection, including works by artists like Sir Peter Blake and Richard Prince, and pop-up installations in conjunction with Damien Hirst and Bjarne Melgaard. Guests gain free admission to the art museum next door, and those booking the Apparatjik suite get to sleep in an immersive art installation, with members of the Apparatjik super-group (it’s a band that includes members of Coldplay and a-ha) projected onto the bed.
Staying at the Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is like sleeping in one of the great museums of Europe. From the three paintings by 17th-century Venetian master Giambattista Tiepolo displayed in the lobby to Andy Warhol’s Dollar Signs in the penthouse suite, the hotel’s collection includes not only Renaissance and Pop-Art paintings, but also sculptures, tapestries, and exceptional furniture like a cradle that once belonged to Napoleon’s son.
Asia: Eastern Masterpieces
The St. Regis Singapore has one of the continent’s best private art collections, with more than 70 modern and contemporary pieces, including works by Anthony Poon, Georgette Chen, Fernando Botero, and Pablo Picasso. To make sure guests fully experience the wide range of works, the hotel offers guided tours, whisking visitors from a Joan Miró sketch to a painting by national treasure Chen Wen Hsi. The art-filled Presidential suite also claims works by American Abstract Expressionist painters, such as Mark Tobey and Sam Francis, as well as French Expressionist Marc Chagall.