Luxury Hotels Double as Art Destinations

  • The Royal Monceau-Raffles Paris

    The Royal Monceau-Raffles Paris

    Raffles via Wall Street Journal

Luxury hotels are putting the focus on art, inside their buildings and outside them, reports the Wall Street Journal’s weekend Off Duty.

Rotating displays, art concierges and even sculpture gardens where you can shop are taking hold in high-end hot spots from Hong Kong to Napa Valley. Among those recommended:

Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong has hosted record-setting auctions of Asian art and Andrew Lloyd Webber's wine collection, and is now the official hotel of Art HK, which runs May 17-20.

Royal Monceau-Raffles Paris is something of an exhibit itself, with the hotel's permanent collection displayed in guest rooms, and includes works by photographer Guy Le Querrec and Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos.

Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley surround the Ma(i)sonry Sculpture Gallery, an outdoor collection that features 110 figurative and abstract works by California artists scattered along garden pathways and olive trees.

 

More News Feed Headlines

Protest at the Guggenheim (Global Ultra Luxury Faction/Gulf Labor)

Protesters Shut Down Guggenheim During May Day Occupation

  • May 03, 2015 23:15

A group of protesters occupied the Guggenheim Museum in New York City on Friday, causing the ...

Read More

Detail of an Edgar Degas sculpture, “The Little 14-Year-Old Dancer.”

Accused Fraudster in $11M Scam Gets Jail Time for Bullying Art Dealer

  • April 30, 2015 12:20

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge William Alsup sentenced accused art thief Luke Brugnara to jail ...

Read More

The original Fragonard painting "Young Woman," on left, is hung next to a replica.

Few Museum Visitors Spot Fake Fragonard Painting

  • April 29, 2015 12:33

The UK's Dulwich Picture Gallery has revealed the identity of a "fake" painting hung in the ...

Read More

Giovanni D'Ambrogio, The Annunciation (detail: Angel), late fourteenth-century.  Image Courtesy Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore / Antonio Quattrone.

NYC's Museum of Biblical Art Will Close Its Doors, Despite Crowds for Recent Exhibition

  • April 29, 2015 12:00

Visitor attendance has been high for exhibitions at New York's Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA). ...

Read More

Related Press Releases

Related Events from ArtfixDaily Calendar

ArtfixDaily Artwire