Step into a world where art transcends the boundaries of traditional galleries and finds its home within the luxurious confines of some of the world’s most esteemed hotels. In this captivating journey, we will explore the intriguing fusion of hospitality and artistic expression, taking you on a tour of remarkable hotels with impressive art collections.
With one of the most prominent resort art collections in the world, Sugar Beach invites guests to immerse themselves in the creative wonders of its 100-acre estate. A living canvas, Sugar Beach is framed by the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pitons, a picture-perfect backdrop for any occasion. On the lush grounds lies an unrivaled indoor-outdoor, museum-worthy art collection that is now being brought to life through an “invisible” self-guided tour, activated via QR codes.
The new Audio Art Tour offers a lens to further showcase the collection of contemporary artworks, giant outdoor sculptures and a unique Greetings Mural made specifically for the hotel. The experience displays a world-class portfolio of artists, including Julian Opie, KAWS, Andy Warhol, Banksy, Damien Hirst, Daniel Arsham and more.
As seductive and characterful as its historic location, Broadwick Soho is an independent luxury hotel in the heart of London’s West End that’s set to open its doors in November 2023. Broadwick Soho channels the grit, glamor and wild energy of London’s most storied neighborhood into an opulent, contemporary, 57-room retreat.
Broadwick Soho features a spectacular collection of artworks throughout the property. An eclectic mix of some of the world’s most sought-after, iconic works can be spotted, including original pieces by the likes of Francis Bacon, Bridget Riley, Andy Warhol and William Turnbull, among other vintage relics and exciting emerging artists’ pieces from Faye Wei Wei and Casey Moore, to name a few.
The Norman’s decor incorporates original Israeli artworks throughout its public areas, rooms and suites. The artworks on display are made by leading contemporary Israeli artists who also exhibit in galleries and museums worldwide. The collection at The Norman Tel Aviv represents diverse media, such as painting, sculpture, print, photography and textile.
Works by these artists can be purchased by hotel guests via special art concierge service provided by The Norman. This service also includes lectures given by the featured artists, and personalized art tours to galleries and artist’s studios in the hotel’s vicinity, planned especially for each guest, depending on their particular interest. The art tours are given by The Norman’s in-house art curator, who is also responsible for the hotel’s art collection.
Palazzo Avino’s lavish property, which once served as a private villa for an Italian noble family, is a glamorous getaway off the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Guests of the hotel are welcomed to an intimate paradise tucked into the hilltop village of Ravello—overlooking views of the Mediterranean—where they can stay in one of the 33 individual rooms and 10 suites.
One of the central pillars for owners Mariella and Attila Avino is to foster community among guests and the Ravello community alike, which is symbolized through their Artist in Residency series and their participation in the annual Ravello Festival.
Palazzo Avino has hosted the Artist in Residency program since 2010, striving to nurture artistic creativity in the Ravello community. This past summer, guests and locals had the opportunity to view “Photographic Notes: Underground History” by Marco Gualazzini, featuring a curated selection of 32 photographs depicting conflict and humanitarian crises, at Caffe dell’Arte. The exhibit aimed to invoke an emotional and reflective experience.
The House Collective by Swire Hotels is a group of refined, highly individual properties that defy comparison. Each uniquely imagined, The Opposite House in Beijing, The Upper House in Hong Kong, The Temple House in Chengdu and The Middle House in Shanghai were designed for seasoned travelers who seek a different, intimate and personalized experience in luxury travel.
The House Collective’s third iteration of its biennial program, “Encounters Across Cultures,” celebrates the immeasurable creativity fostered through multicultural and multidisciplinary collaboration. This year’s program explores the intersection of technology and the creative arts through four multi-sensory experiences inspired by biometric data captured during journeys across four cities. “Encounters Across Cultures” will open at The Upper House in Hong Kong, then travel to The Middle House, The Temple House and The Opposite House.
Creating a tangible journey for audiences, “Encounters Across Cultures” weaves together all of these stories to create four musical pieces and data sculptures, designed with soundscape recordings of the musicians’ movements and biometric data, such as pulse and skin resistance. The four Houses will host the installations, capturing these private journeys in one shared experience for visitors. The journey begins in October and continues until January, with specific dates for each location.