Art and Travels

There are some hotels that are beyond the traditional decoration and sometimes more resemble museums than hotels, while the artwork view is impressive and rare. It goes without saying that staying in such specific areas can only be memorable to the visitor will have the opportunity to stay even for one night.

The Alexander Hotel

Under the supervision of the Museum of Art in Indianapolis, the Alexander hotel features 60 works of art in public spaces and facilities in each guest room guests. The 14 projects, each specialized for specific points are the major attraction, especially some projects, such iridescent abstract sculpture on the ground floor called Standing Wave. Some other projects that capture attention is the brainchild of Paul Villinski, a flock of birds created from vinyl, and the monumental portrait of activist and entrepreneur in the field of cosmetic Madam CJ Walker, made ​​by Sonya Clark with 3,840 plastic combs. Also, there are a range of colorful graffiti on the walls of the garage by the author Nick Walker.

The Alexander, Lobby

The Alexander, Lobby

The Heathman Hotel

In the heart of Portland, the Heathman Hotel features four suites honoring the artistic community of the city and the hotel donates 10% of the revenue of the rooms in their respective non profit activities. There suite Literary Arts, suite Oregon Symphony, the suite Fine Arts, which is supervised by the nearby galleries Elizabeth Leach and suite Portland Center Stage. Each of them has unique decor, including traditional costumes of the 18th century, original illustrations, an office with a traditional typewriter and sophisticated artwork of national and international artists. The most unique point in space is perhaps the red glass details of the suite Center Stage, used in home decorating Gerding Theater.

Lobby of the Heathman Hotel, Portland

Lobby of the Heathman Hotel, Portland

NU Hotel, Brooklyn

The art of the streets of New York comes alive at NU Hotel Brooklyn, honoring current and international roots of the old fashion area. Taking inspiration from the apartments with urban style, the 93 rooms, which resemble loft feature imaginative items such as cork floor, hammocks and chalkboards to record one’s brilliant ideas. Highlights the work of various local artists like Adam Suerte, a legend in Brooklyn and owner of the nearby tattoo studio that created a mural of the Manhattan Bridge, the Brooklyn and the Williamsburg Savings Bank. Then there is a view of the street by Steven Weinberg, with sandstone, cafes and the F train that crosses the area of ​​Brooklyn.

Nu Suite at Nu Hotel, Brooklyn

Nu Suite at Nu Hotel, Brooklyn

21c Museum Hotel Bentonville

Just north of Bentonville, Arkansas is located in the 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, a modernist museum, which spans an area of ​​12,000 sq.m. and place of meetings and events. The art has been incorporated as such in all areas of the hotel, and there are signs that one can discover different works of art, such as the restaurant, the bar, in the waiting area of the elevator, and even toilets. More than 2,000 artifacts found in this hotel, and here are organized many events, poetry readings and other. Very cute addition is sweet cheeky green penguins, small sculptures that you will see in the bar or outside the door of the rooms.

21c Museum Hotel Bentonville

21c Museum Hotel Bentonville

More about Art and Travels here: Berlin | East Side Gallery artistic expression in the old wall, An artistic visit to the Cathedral of Tarazona.

By Nicole P.

Art Hotel photos: Dan, Is It Friday Yet Blog, Jim, CityWay.

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