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A Night at the Museum: 11 Art-Loving Hotels

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In many cities, your cultural immersion now begins at check-in. More and more hotels are showcasing collections of top-notch art, and their well-connected staff members can introduce you to local artists and gallerists. Some will even give you the chance to paint your own masterpiece.
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Jin Tai Xi Zhao Hui Guan, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China
Down a winding hutong (alley), the former 18th-century buddhist temple stands just a short walk from the Forbidden City and feels like a quiet haven. Six guest rooms, in former monks’ quarters, include such historical details as Qing Dynasty–era...
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Jirón Sáenz Peña 204, Barranco 15063, Peru
In recent years, Lima’s dynamic restaurants have drawn visitors from around the globe. But the opening of Hotel B in July 2013 put a stake in the ground for the city’s art scene. The Belle Époque mansion in the bohemian Barranco neighborhood is...
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1530 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
You can look forward to a plush stay at this recently renovated hotel in downtown Dallas. Adam Tihany designed the interiors of the former bank, originally built in 1927, and the streamlined, modern spaces are now dressed up with the hotel’s...
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153 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Occupying 25 floors of a 90-story tower on West 57th Street, the Park Hyatt opened its doors in August 2014. There is an emphasis on art at this AFAR Collection hotel, with museum-quality pieces on display in both the common areas and the spacious...
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82 High St, Windsor VIC 3181, Australia
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Art collector William Deague created the Art Series Hotel Group five years ago as an homage to some of his favorite Australian artists. The late Adam Cullen, an artist both loved and loathed for his confrontational style—he once chained a rotting...
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1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati, 1224 Metro Manila, Philippines
Typically, travelers have come to Makati, the financial hub of metropolitan Manila, for business or en route to holiday hot spots such as Boracay. When Raffles opened a 32-suite hotel here last February, it added a dose of culture to the...
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Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland
This landmark hotel, built in the Swiss rustic style popular at the turn of the 19th century, has hosted Winston Churchill, Arturo Toscanini, Albert Einstein, the Shah of Iran, Henry Kissinger, and the Rolling Stones, among others. Situated high...
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180 Kloof Rd, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
Checking into Ellerman House is a great way to start exploring South Africa’s booming art scene. Traditional and contemporary South African art is displayed in the hotel’s 13 rooms and in its on-site gallery, and staff will arrange personalized...
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Carretera Tecate-Tijuana K.M 136.5, Rancho la Puerta, 21520 Tecate, B.C., Mexico
This fitness-focused resort also offers classes in sculpture, landscape sketching, and watercolor painting.
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1126 Morro St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA
Local artists host painting classes in the hotel’s Art Bar. A complimentary cocktail helps stimulate creativity. From $199. This appeared in the October 2014 issue.