9 international must-visit boutique hotels with a focus on stunning art

© Schlosshotel Berlin by Patrick Hellmann

We have curated nine wonderful art hotels: some are small and real boutique, others are bigger and more luxurious. What they all have in common is their love for contemporary art. It’s like sleeping in a museum.


Château de la Resle | Montigny-la-Resle

A French Boutique Hotel and design label fully specialised in Dutch design. All the objects are inspired by the art & design collection of its Dutch owners. Crowning a hill in the renowned winemaking region of Burgundy, Château de la Resle has the charm and personality of a well-loved private home. The six elegant rooms and suites are taken care of by Dutchmen Johan Bouman and Pieter Franssens, who invite guests to share the French, ivy-wrapped manor house they painstakingly restored. Adding to the feeling of romance and exclusivity is Johan and Pieter’s personal collection of contemporary art and design, which attracts fellow connoisseurs from around the world.

© Château de la Resle


Hotel Lone | Rovinj

Hotel Lone in Rovinj, Istria, Croatia, represents a design-focused synergy of functionality, harmony and elegance. Like a luxury cruise liner nestled on the hillside, the seductive, minimalist curves of Hotel Lone’s design are influenced by the area’s unique natural landscape. Just like in a contemporary art museum, every detail in this hotel will awaken your desire to explore. Installations in the hotel lobby were made by innovative artists: Ivana Franke – “Room for running ghosts“ and Silvio Vujičić – “In the hanging garden no one speaks“.

© Hotel Lone


Gramercy Park Hotel | New York City

Boutique hotel located in New York City. With one-of-a-kind design created by Julian Schnabel, the Gramercy Park Hotel is more than a unique luxury property – it’s a work of art. 
Set in one of the mostcoveted areas of Manhattan, the legendary hotel has, for nine decades, opened its doors to international artists, literati, fashion designers and intellectuals. The Hotel is a modern take on a traditional grand New York Hotel, with its custom-designed, handcrafted furnishings and rotating collection of 20th century artwork, including masterpieces from Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Damien Hirst. 
Outside the hotel is yet another work of art – Gramercy Park, New York City’s only private park, to which guests of the hotel have exclusive access. Never merely a place to rest one’s head or to fade into the familiar, Gramercy Park Hotel is a masterpiece of eccentricity and individualism – a place where magical, inspiring things happen.

© Gramercy Park Hotel


Hotel Altstadt Vienna

Otto Ernst Wiesenthal, the owner of the hotel Altstadt Vienna has a unique art collection and shows it throughout his hotel. You can find works of art from Niki de Saint Phalle or Annie Leibowitz, Andy Warhol, Walter Schmögner, Markus Prachensky and lots more. The rooms and suites have been designed by different creatives like Atil Kutoglu, Matteo Thun, Andi Lackner, Lena Hoschek, Lilli Hollein, POLKA, Gregor Eichinger and many more. Each room in the hotel has its very own personality. 

© Hotel Altstadt Vienna


Schlosshotel Berlin by Patrick Hellmann | Berlin 

The Schlosshotel Berlin  guest list includes names like Romy Schneider and Kate Winslet, combines modern luxury with historical charm. The hotels artworks and interior design by Patrick Hellmann, combined with the elegance of its 100 years of history and exceptional service, provide each guest with an experience unrivaled in Germany. Built in 1911 in the 18th century Renaissance style of the French palaces, this architectural masterpiece boasts breathtaking views of an idyllic garden from individually styled guest rooms and suites.
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The Dolder Grand | Zurich

Sir Norman Foster’s hotel “The Dolder Grand”, with its futuristic building high above Zurich, has become a mecca for art lovers. In collaboration with the Galerie Gmurzynska, hotel owner Urs E. Schwarzenbach brought together more than 100 works of art of the highest quality. Some are reserved for house guests on the individual floors to the rooms. The majority, however, are located in the public spaces. Salvador Dalí’s “Femmes métamorphosées”, for example, welcome guests at the entrance to the award-winning “The Restaurant”, and the four paintings “Les Quatre Saisons” by the impressionist Pissarro adorn the Private Dining Room. And Henry Moore’s sculpture “Three-piece reclining figure: Draped” takes its place on the terrace. On the way to the spa, “Le Monde” by Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely can be discovered, and directly above the reception hangs Andy Warhol’s ten-meter-wide and multi-million-euro “Big Retrospective Painting“.

© The Dolder Grand


11 Howard | New York City  

Hotel 11 Howard  is a boutique hotel located in the heart of SoHo has consolidated its creative expertise in New York City through flawless Scandinavian design, oversized murals in the public areas and curated art partnerships throughout the hotel.

© 11 Howard

21c Museum Hotel | Nashville 

21c Museum Hotels is a Louisville-based combination contemporary art museum and boutique hotel chain. The first Hotel was launched in 2006 by Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, contemporary art collectors and preservationists who are committed to broadening public access to thought-provoking contemporary art. Following the success, additional 21c locations were put into motion, with 8 currently in operation.

The Dwell Hotel | Chattanooga

The Dwell Hotel with its 16 rooms is the realization of a childhood dream of the owner Seija Ojanpera. Each room has a distinctive design, harmoniously complemented by antique furniture and unique artworks.

 © The Dwell Hotel



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