Five hotels for art fans that inspire from the outside and inside
Here you can experience art and luxury in a whole new way: from impressive facades to fascinating art collections.
Attention art lovers! In this travel experience list, Falstaff presents five exceptional hotels from around the world that are known not only for their luxurious accommodations, but also for their stunning art facades and interiors - from contemporary art to historic grandeur.
The "Hotel Schloss Seefels" in CarinthiaThe "Schloss Seefels" on the shore of the picturesque Wörthersee is known for its artistic ambience. Behind the neologistic Hoseum is a combination of 5-star superior hotel and museum. More than 200 paintings from the Essl Collection and the Haselsteiner family private collection are on display in the premises. The who's who of contemporary art includes design icons from Artemide, Flos, Wittmann, Pierre Frey, Designers Guild and many more.
Luxury resort "Martinhal Sagres" in PortugalThe "Martinhal Sagres" in the Western Algarve, founded by Chitra and Roman Stern, creates a link between art and luxury. In addition to impressive architectural splendour, artful interiors and a breathtaking ambience, visitors can expect a wealth of creative projects by artists and designers, as well as culinary delights and fragrant experiences. From November 10 to 12, the Art, Design & Wellbeing Weekend will take place for the eleventh time at the luxury resort. This unique event brings together Portuguese artists, innovative luxury brands, start-ups, art enthusiasts and foodies in an artful atmosphere.
"Saxon Hotels, Villas & Spa" in South AfricaThe "Saxon Hotels, Villas & Spa" in Johannesburg, South Africa, is a truly artistic hotel that combines luxury, culture and hospitality at the highest level. The hotel is distinguished not only by its excellent accommodations and first-class service, but also by its impressive art collection. The luxurious rooms and villas are adorned with stunning artwork and fine antiques from across Africa, Europe and the East, creating a unique atmosphere.
Paying homage to the proud South African heritage of "The Saxon", the hotel is an avid Supporter of local artists, both established and emerging, with a collection of over 200 original works of art throughout the building.
Hotel "Le Negresco" in FranceHotel "Le Negresco" in Nice, France, is a distinctive pearl on the Côte d'Azur that combines art, history and luxury in a stunning combination. It is known for its impressive art collection and iconic Belle Époque architecture. The hotel's magnificent facade, overlooking the famous Promenade des Anglais, is a symbol of Nice's cultural and historical importance.
Inside, guests can expect a collection of over 6,000 works of art, including paintings, sculptures and antique furniture. Each room and suite is a work of art in itself. Modern sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle are juxtaposed with historical works from the reign of Louis XIII, including a portrait of King Louis XIV.
Hotel "The Swexan" in USAThe artistic tradition of the "Hotel Swexan" began over a century ago and now spans four generations of the Barbier-Mueller family. The clear Swiss and Texas influences are reflected in the careful selection of artwork and paintings throughout the hotel. Of particular note is the hotel's Samurai art collection, considered the largest of its kind outside of Japan. The collection recently opened its fifteenth travelling exhibition at the prestigious High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and to date the Samurai Collection has attracted more than 1.5 million visitors worldwide.