Art is present in a plural and unanimous manner in many spaces in Europe, inevitably in museums, not only in these, but also in luxury hotels as well. Artistic manifestations are part of the history and culture of European countries, especially Italy, birthplace of the Renaissance, France, which artfully emerged in the reign of Louis XIV, known as the patron of the arts, England, avant-garde in the conceptual art of 1960s, and Portugal, which collects churches that are true galleries.
In these countries, some 5-star hotels bring art to the hotel industry and bring in contact with works by great artists.
In the inspiring Tuscan region of Italy, the Castello del Nero hotel is under the protection of the country’s Monuments and Fine Arts Department. This is to preserve not only the beautiful collection of sculptures that adorn its impeccable gardens, but because the very building that now houses the luxurious boutique hotel has art elements in its structure, such as terracotta floors, ancient fireplaces, vaulted ceilings and impressive frescoes. In addition, the hotel promotes events that promote local art, such as the local photographer Tommaso Nuti’s exhibition, which explores the region’s nature theme, open for visitation until November 26.
Still in Tuscany, the Villa Cora hotel not only boasts works of art in its décor, such as the original frescoes preserved in the noble floor of the eighteenth century building and furnishings that decorate the space, but also for having received great artists such as composers Tchaikovsky and Claude Debussy. And although it has a style that reminds guests of the past, all the accommodation at Villa Cora has modern facilities such as large bathrooms, minibar, TV, Wi-Fi and air conditioning.
In the English capital, The Arch London features spaces filled with contemporary British art pieces such as the artist Tom Dixon’s chairs that house Le Salon de Champagne or the Bar stools designed by Philippe Starck in a charming accommodation that occupies seven Georgian style townhouses. Contemporary art pieces also grace the hotel’s 82 elegantly decorated apartments and common areas.
In Paris, the only five-star hotel in the vicinity of the Rodin Museum is the Le Cinq Codet, which occupies the former French Telecom building and was completely transformed by the famous designer Jean-Philippe Nuel, who managed to impress the atelier atmosphere in his project. There are more than 400 works of design, photography and painting by artists such as Gerard Garouste, Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen, Tom Dixon and Patricia Urquiola.
The list of five-star art in Europe could not fail to include the incredible Farol Hotel housed in a restored mansion from the 17th century. XIX leaning on the cliffs of Cascais, Portugal. With a contemporary interior design, designed by designer Rita Gabriel with contributions from acclaimed Portuguese designers and international designers such as Ana Salazar,. João Rolo.
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Source: Tourism Journal