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.

 

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