Four of the best hotel galleries from around the world

by | Mar 19, 2019 | Design

Frank Stella’s Cornucopia decorates the Ritz-Carlton Millenia’s lobby

We explore some of the best art collections in hotels in all corners of the globe.

When a hotel is more than just somewhere to sleep, it can open a world of new experiences to guests.

This is certainly the case when a hotel is also an art gallery or museum, and visitors can explore some amazing art collections throughout their stay.

We look at some of the most impressive art collections in hotels around the world.

Gramercy Park Hotel, New York

Given New York’s iconic art scene, it is perhaps no wonder that this renowned hotel showcases the city’s creative and artistic history.

Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat form part of the hotel’s collection which lauds American artists and presents New York as the historic epicentre of the art world.

However, the collection is not confined to American masters alone, as the enfant terrible of the British art scene, Damien Hirst, also makes an appearance.

The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore

This hotel’s collection is vast, numbering an incredible 4,200 pieces.

The building’s design allows for some very large-scale artworks to be installed, and guests can be wowed by sculptures by Frank Stella and Dale Chihuly, while artworks by modern masters including Andy Warhol and David Hockney also form part of the collection.

The range of artworks was curated specifically for the hotel and is one of the largest in Southeast Asia.

Ellerman House, Cape Town

This stylish, boutique hotel sits alongside the coast and boasts 13 individually-styled guest rooms, making for an intimate stay.

Guests, then, also have the privilege of perusing the house’s expansive collection of 1000 artworks which celebrates some of the most prominent African artists from the past 200 years.

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Cape Town

Another Cape Town museum making the list, this newly opened museum and hotel has been the talk of the design world for the past year or two.

Housed in old grain silos on Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, a hotel occupies the upper floors of the grain silos, while the lower floors house what is arguably one of Africa’s most important collections, which celebrates contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora.


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