Kunst im Hotel Hotels für Kunst-Fans Ellerman House Kapstadt
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Are These the Most Beautiful Hotels for Art Fans?

Hotels for art fans are something special. Because they are more than just a place to spend the night. They enable an experience of a different kind.

20 June 2023

Patina Maldives

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The modern luxury resort Patina Maldives in the Fari Islands is not just any open-air gallery. It's also a place where guests are invited to interact with the art. For example, installations by Singapore-based contemporary art agency The Artling are an integral part of the resort. They form a coherent path across the island. This invites visitors to reflect, marvel and participate. Whether it's the six-meter-high tapestry Home Deep Blue or the Skyspace Pavilion by James Turrell: visual surprises are guaranteed.

Patina Maldives
Fari Islands, North Malé Atoll
Web: patinahotels.com
Tel: +960 400-0555
Price: Villa for 2 from approx. € 1,309

Raffles Seychelles

Raffles Seychelles

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Another one of the hotels for art fans is also located in the Indian Ocean. It's Raffles Seychelles, which turned a businesswoman into an artist: Birgitt Lübkemann, a German by birth, visited the Seychelles for the first time at the age of 57. She was immediately fascinated. There was no turning back. Instead of ball pens and a commercial career, there was only art from now on. Her works, like those of local artist Sheila Markham, are on display at Raffles Art & Design Gallery. Birgitt Lübkemann's paintings are convincing with their splendid colors, interflowing forms and abstract character.

Raffles Seychelles
Anse Takamaka Baie Saint Anne Praslin, Baie Ste Anne, Seychelles
Web: raffles.com
Tel: +248 4 296 000
Price: Doubles from about € 950

Ellerman House, Cape Town - South Africa

Kunst im Hotel Hotels für Kunst-Fans Ellerman House Kapstadt

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It's well known that South Africa is a mecca for wine lovers. But the country also scores with hotels for art lovers. The Ellerman House in Cape Town is a prime example. Here, guests can marvel at the largest private art collection in South Africa. It reflects the art-historical currents, their expressions and developments of the country in selected works of well-known local artists. Owner Paul Harris collected the objects of various art genres over three decades. There are seasonally changing exhibitions, providing space for established as well as emerging South African artists.

Relais & Châteaux Ellerman House
180 Kloof Road, Bantry Bay 8005, Cape Town, South Africa
Web: ellerman.co.za
Tel: +27 21 430 3200
Price: Doubles (including breakfast, drinks and transfers) from € 660

Arthotel Blaue Gans, Salzburg - Austria

Christian Schwarzwald Arthotel Blaue Gans

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The hotel in Salzburg's iconic Getreidegasse is a work of art in itself. It's the oldest inn in the city and as such boasts thick walls, individual rooms and 650 years of history. But that's not all. More than 120 works of art can be found in the hotel. Among them are many originals. Konrad Adam can be found as well as Irene Andessner or Timm Ulrichs. The works allow guests to immerse themselves in a world full of creativity . By the way, the furniture is also works of art - namely of craftsmanship. Andreas Gfrerer, who has now been running the house for 25 years, treats the rooms to a makeover for the anniversary, as well as the entrance area.

Arthotel Blaue Gans
Getreidegasse 41-43, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Tel.: +43 662 8424910
Price: Doubles room from approx. € 289

The Amauris, Vienna - Austria

Hotels für Kunst-Fans Kunst in Hotels Amauris

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The beautiful new member of Relais & Châteaux Hotels The Amauris on Vienna's Ringstrasse scores with plenty of design and the typical signature of Croatian architect Nikola Arambasic. In addition, the elegant city palace houses a few selected works of art - all originals from the private collection of the owner family. These can be found not only in the 62 rooms and suites, but also in the Glasswing restaurant. Here, by the way, the young chef & newcomer Alexandru Simon together with restaurant manager Andreas Rehrmbacher and sommelier Max Populorum mix up the Viennese culinary scene.

The Amauris Vienna
Kärntner Ring 8, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Web: theamauris.com
Tel: +43 1 22122
Price: Doubles incl. breakfast from approx. € 400

MS Europe 2

Galerie MS Europa 2 c Claudia Hilmbauer

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A cruise that is actually an art experience? The MS Europa 2 from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises makes it possible. Anyone wandering through the corridors will immediately feel as if they are in a museum of contemporary art. In fact, a total of more than 890 originals adorn the luxurious cruise ship. The selection ranges from photographs and sculptures to paintings. Damien Hirst and Gerhard Richter are just a few of the resounding names to look forward to in this context. Passengers also enjoyed changing exhibitions and lectures by artists on various art historical topics. Even more inspiring moments are offered by the art2sea voyages on the Europa 2, where fascinating insights into the international art scene and exclusive shore excursions with an art connection complement the offer. To the voyages.


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