Top 3 Hotels to Explore the World of Art
To finish our month-long interlude with art and design, let us explore the best museums and art galleries around the world. We look to where you can see classical masterpieces, experience brilliant and immersive exhibitions, and bring your own meaning to contemporary art. For each beautiful masterpiece, we have found a luxury hotel to spend the night at. These hotels speak to the amazing design and history of the cities that bring us the best in the world of art. Together with their beautiful luxurious suites, Ultimate Library has provided each with a bespoke collection that helps guests immerse themselves.
The Savoy – London
One of London’s most famous luxury hotels, The Savoy Hotel boasts history alongside beautiful and indulgent interiors. Located along the Strand, The Savoy Hotel has all the benefits of being in the centre of London. As the first purpose-built deluxe hotel in London, The Savoy brought together a whole host of glamorous guests allowing them to stay in the heart of the city. Ultimate Library provided a book collection as part of The Savoy’s refurbishment in 2010. Wanting to add to the feeling of history and culture that permeates the hotel. We included books for the Riverside Suites featuring titles on art alongside literature by Dickens and cocktail guides for guests.
There are many must-see locations near The Savoy and some of the best museums, galleries, and theatres in the country are within walking distance. Across the river Thames is the Tate Modern, holding some of the best international modern and contemporary art. The collections are housed in its iconic riverside power station, converted from its original use in 1999. While there are many permanent collections to explore, here are some of the most exciting exhibitions this year.
A rare chance to experience two of Yayoi Kusama’s installations in one visit, making this one of the largest installations of her work to date. With the chance to see the immersive installations alongside a collection of photographs and moving images visitors see the context in which Kusama’s work was created. This exhibition will run until June 2022 but tickets sell fast, so make it a priority when travelling to London.
One of the most famous names from the 20th Century in sculpture, this exhibition focuses on Rodin’s work in plaster. Working in plaster allowed Rodin to experiment with his pieces, looking at fragmentation and re-joining existing parts in unconventional ways, influencing much of his best-known works. Make sure to check out The Burghers of Calais while at this exhibition represented in the newly restored original plaster. This exhibition will run till November 2021.
Le Bristol – Paris
Le Bristol Paris epitomises French elegance and a deep love of life and all its experiences. This sophisticated hotel is located in the heart of Paris. It boasts 190 rooms and suites with a courtyard garden and a stunning rooftop swimming pool. Named after Bishop Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol, renowned for travelling in style and demanding high standards of comfort. The hotel ensures that travellers have all they need to explore the famous rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and the city. Ultimate Library provided book collections that would speak to the city and its culture.
Of course, the place to visit when in Paris is The Louvre, a former palace, filled with some of the world’s most famous pieces of art. Only a short walk from Le Bristol along the Seine. The hotel is perfectly placed to enjoy all the sights of the city. An iconic piece of architecture that makes up part of the most beautiful city in the world, there are many masterpieces to make sure you see on your trip. Some highlights to ensure you see that aren’t the Mona Lisa are:
Venus de Milo
Created in Mélos in the 2nd Century.
The Raft of Medusa
By Théodore Géricault, created in 1818-1819.
Winged Victory of Samothrace
Created in the 2nd Century.
Situated along the Grand Canal in one of the eight epic palazzos that run along the waterfront, Aman Venice celebrates extravagance and comfortable travel. The suites and rooms feature works by several great Italian artists to complement the contemporary furnishings. The hotel is placed in a prime location for guests to explore the city both by gondola and by foot. In the collection provided by Ultimate Library guests can explore the very best of Italian literature and take a closer look at food, architecture and art in Venice.
Alongside exploring all the palazzos and waterways, guests should explore Venice’s famous museums and galleries. The most well-known of these organisations is the Venice Biennale. This has multiple venues around the city to explore the height of Venetian art, architecture, dance, theatre, and music. The 59th Venice Biennale will take place from April 2022 till November 2022 but until then guests can visit the Giardini Della Biennale, the traditional site of the La Biennale Art Exhibitions since their inception in 1895.