Erica Samuels, the curator of the Park Hyatt in midtown Manhattan, which opened in August, wants guests to feel like they are staying in an art collector’s home. She procured more than 235 pieces, including large-scale drawings by Karl Haendel and a cyanotype print of unraveled cassette tapes by Christian Marclay. An art concierge program is in the works and will provide guests access to private galleries. More of a music lover? Staff can arrange tickets to performances at Carnegie Hall, which is just across the street. Or simply head to the hotel’s 25th-floor spa, where a sound track curated by Carnegie Hall staff plays through the lap pool’s underwater speakers. From $795.Want to see New York's art scene through her eyes? Follow this tour.
This appeared in the October 2014 issue.