These days the pressure’s on to holiday somewhere photogenic. While mountain hikes and cityscapes will fill your vacation with gasps, pointing and frantic snapping, why not stay somewhere the beauty’s been brought inside?
From shimmering Las Vegas to historic Rome, the world’s hoteliers have transformed accommodation into an art form. Now you can wake up in a mini gallery or choose a side of Baroque with breakfast, getting your day off to an aesthetically excellent start.
Check out this list of the coolest art-infused hotels all over the world..
The First Roma, Roma
One of the most picture-perfect art hotels in the world according to Expedia, The First Roma brings a collection of contemporary Italian art to a city filled with ancient masterpieces. Dreamy suites with Hollywood-worthy balcony views and a quirky collection of colourful modern art means this place truly infuses old and new.
This grand boutique hotel with its prime location in the affluent Westlands district is the epitome of style and taste. A collection of Kenyan art which rotates and changes all year long brings this heavenly space a few steps out of the ordinary. Based in the country’s pulsing capital, Nairobi, the hotel offers swallow-you-up comfortable beds and head-turning local art on every wall.
XVA Art Hotel, Dubai
Specialising in Middle Eastern art, this beautiful location combines classical Arabic design with contemporary painting and sculpture from across the subcontinent. The hotel’s thirteen rooms, uniquely decorated and dotted around a peaceful courtyard, are achingly tasteful and atmospherically lit, sprinkled with glorious artwork and embroidered furnishings. Head along to the hotel’s store for divine ceramics and fine souvenirs of your time in Dubai.
The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
A little different from the glitz and sparkle of Las Vegas’s more typical casino hotels, The Cosmopolitan offers a cool indie line-up of musicians from Alt-J to Dua Lipa and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, and – of course- has a vast collection of contemporary artworks from modern and emerging artists, with murals, sculptures, large-scale paintings and photography adorning the walls ready to dazzle its guests.
There’s nowhere quite like Amsterdam to indulge in art both old and new. And the art’otel is an inspiring place to stay while you explore the city’s museums and galleries, since its guests are offered a jam-packed cultural programme of events and exhibitions all year round.
The Merrion, Dublin
This super glamorous spot reminds us the Irish really are lucky. It’s right in the heart of Dublin, which makes popping out to Ireland’s National Gallery and Dublin’s other contemporary collections nice and easy.
Kimpton Hotel Eventi, New York
This four-star giant stands proudly on New York’s 6th Avenue, so you won’t be too far from cultural essentials like the Metropolitan Museum or the sparkle and sequins of Broadway. Rooms are curated just as carefully as the city’s museum, with a cracking collection of art showcasing up-and-coming talent.
Bohem Art Hotel, Budapest
Simple design and plenty of joyful colour meet on the walls and floors of the Bohem Art Hotel. When a city swells with this much history, accommodation with a modern twist complements it perfectly. Contemporary Hungarian art is everywhere here, making the light-and-airy rooms colourfully unique. Step out into Budapest’s historic downtown area for a delicious slice of Hungarian life.