4 Hotels with amazing art collections

Francesca Mazzanti - 31 Jul 2015

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If you're a fan of luxe traveling and are aiming to avoid the tourist sites for this summer holiday, here is a list of four top hotels around the world that exhibit great art collections.

Add them to your wishing list!


1. The Thief, Oslo

Curator Sune Nordgren “steals" works from the renowned Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, just a stone's throw away, and from the Norwegian collector and hotel tycoon Petter Stordalen, to put on display.

The Thief houses around 150 contemporary works, by artists ranging from Julian Opie to Jeff Koons, and the works in the hotel change from time to time.


The Thief - Lobby


2. The Surrey, New York

The design is slick and the art, fashionable and contemporary. You'll be greeted by a Jenny Holzer piece as you enter the foyer and the famous Chuck Close tapestry of Kate Moss as you head up to your room.

The hotel's collection consists of 31 works of art including an interactive video installation in the bar by William Kentridge.


The Surrey Hotel - Lobby


3. Ritz Carlton Millenia, Singapore

The enormous collection of 4,200 works includes a three-ton Frank Stella piece which hangs in the entrance. Other artists in the collection include Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Rainer Gross, and Robert Zakanitch.

The good news about this spot is that even if you don't feel like shelling out for the cost of a luxurious room, you can still visit the collection free of charge.


Ritz Carlton Millenia


8. Elma Hotel, Zichron Ya'akov, Israel

The Elma hotel, founded by collector Lily Elstein, is not only a museum within a hotel, it also houses two performance spaces. 

Works in the collection date from the Post-Impressionist era, including Pablo Picasso, Braque, Jim Dine, as well as works by Israeli artists, such as Sigalit Landau.


Elma Hotel - Lobby

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