The 10 most inspiring… Art hotels

Premium room designed by the brothers Campana (photo: New Hotel)Premium room designed by the brothers Campana (photo: New Hotel)

The hotel’s restaurant designed by the brothers Campana (photo: New Hotel)The hotel’s restaurant designed by the brothers Campana (photo: New Hotel)

8: The Schaller Studio

The Schaller Studio, is a colorfully accented contemporary building, inspired by artist Mark Schaller’s working studio. Located in Bendigo, Australia the studio houses an excess of 240 of the expressionist’s original artworks. This initiative adds real value outside of simply introducing art as a differential.

The outside of the Schaller Studio by Mark Schaller (photo: Schaller Studio)The outside of the Schaller Studio by Mark Schaller (photo: Schaller Studio)

The Schaller Studio talking tram by Mark Schaller (photo: Schaller Studio)The Schaller Studio talking tram by Mark Schaller (photo: Schaller Studio)

9: Madonna Inn

Located in the city of San Luis Obispo in California, the Madonna Inn hotel was initially opened as a motel in 1958. Its 111 rooms are decorated with a variety of themes bring the hotel’s style to life. The Gold Rush Steakhouse and the adjacent Silver Bar provide an extravagant atmosphere with shiny padded pink seatings and extreme floral carpets, while the Copper Cafe tones it down to red and the elaborate wood carvings we see throughout the hotel. Outside, the tennis and basketball courts in bright pink are an extension of the interiors.The Madonna Inn has been continuously used for photo shoots and has inspired pop artists like Weird Al’ Yankovic, who mentions the famous waterfall urinal, located in the lobby restroom, in his 1978 song “Take Me Down”.

The Gold Rush Steakhouse at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo.The Gold Rush Steakhouse at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo(Photo: Madonna Inn)

The Yahoo room at the Madonna Inn in San Luis ObispoThe Yahoo room at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. (Photo: Madonna Inn)

10: Au Vieux Panier Hotel

The Au Vieux Panier Hotel in Marseille, France, reserves five rooms that are annually re-conceptualized by commissioned artists and designers. The artists, graphic designers, and painters from different locations and environments, are invited to design each room in the house in a short lasting style, in making each project something close to their style. The rooms characterize themselves by their differences in design. The hotel is in the city’s oldest quarter, the “Panier” or basket, named after a 17th-century bistro where the Marseillais descended to eat, drink, and satisfy their other appetites.

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