The World’s 25 Best Hotels for Art Lovers

Today’s luxury hotels are often thought of as microcosms, self-sufficient destinations with a wide range of experiences to offer—not only gastronomic, therapeutic, and recreational but also aesthetic. That’s why many of the world’s top hotels make room within their walls for temporary or permanent art displays. Some devote space to a specific creator; others invite prestigious galleries to mount exhibitions in their public areas. And some happen to have owners who are also passionate collectors, constantly adding new treasures to their property’s walls.

Some hotels have always been imbued with art; you might say art is part of their DNA. For instance, La Ferme Saint Siméon in Honfleur, France, was a refuge for Monet and Corot, and—lucky for us—they left some of their work behind. Similarly, works by Picasso, Calder, and Miró remain at La Colombe d’Or near the Cote D’Azur, all frozen in time.

Below, a look at 25 hotels around the world that are certain to thrill art aficionados.