Visiting museums is a way to be in and around art for a few hours, but staying in an art hotel is a 24 hour experience. For many, staying in art hotels is a way of enjoying life.
Here is a short list of art hotels we find really interesting to visit and stay.
Four Handpicked Art Hotels in Italy
Byblos Art Hotel in Corrubio, Italy (Villa Amistà)
A real museum of contemporary art and design. This is achieved with the combination of historic and contemporary pieces of furniture, along with the inventiveness of Alessandro Mendini. This is enhanced by the artworks by world-famous artists.
The exhibits of some of the world-best artists and designers are also exhibited here. You will the works of Ron Arad, Ettore Sottsass, Eero Saarinen, Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders, Eero Aarnio and more.
The combination of bright colors and plastic shapes, along with paintings and marbles inside the 17th century rooms is both unique and exclusive.
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Hotel Art, in Rome, Italy
Build out of an ancient college and perfectly situated in a magnificent location, the hotel displays a unique theme that runs through it.
The hotel is of a minimalist style yet enhanced with blue, orange, yellow and green bright strong colors.
Walls are lined with glass and resin. Strong colors and transparency really amplify the space. The entrance corridor is paved with white cobbles, illuminated with a creation of Enzo Catellani.
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Atelier Sur Mare, in Sicily, Italy
Art Hotel Atelier sul Mare is a hotel-museum of contemporary art unique in the world. The hotel is situated just few meters from the wonderful sea of Castel di Tusa, at the nearby Cefalù.
The exhibited artwork (most of in open spaces) includes: 38° Parallelo – Piramide, La Materia Poteva Non Esserci, Una Curva Gettata alle Spalle del Tempo, Monumento per un Poeta Morto, Stanza di Barca d’Oro, Energia Mediterranea, Labirinto di Arianna, Arethusa, Il Muro della Vita.
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Rome Cavalieri Waldord Astoria Hotel, in Rome, Italy
If you want to experience over a thousand treasures ranging from 16th century masters to contemporary art, then the Rome Cavalieri Hotel is the place to be.
This means you will experience one of the greatest private collections in the world; from Nureyev’s ballet costumes to Gallé glass.
These treasures include:
- The King of Poland’s Commode
- Shepherd boy with dog
- The History of the Emperor of China
- Judgement of Paris
- Judith with the head of Holofernes
- Triumph of Mars
- The Kiss
- The work of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and many more.
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(Header photo: Scipio Africanus Freeing Massiva, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. This work has been released into the public domain by its author, Walters Art Museum).