Some hotel amenities are nonnegotiable. Crisp linens. Rainfall showers. Chic restaurants. Pools with views. You can add art, lots of art, to that list. Here are five places in the United States, the Netherlands, and even Bahrain that have taken note.
Palm Springs: Settle into a classic 1950s building, a lobby dotted with paintings, blue-and-white rooms, a sculpture-filled garden, and a Pantry lined with tiles in California.
Kansas City: Wander through galleries, museums, jazz clubs, the Crossroads Arts District, First Friday celebrations, and a restored hotel in the SoHo of the Midwest.
Madison: Find original artwork, pops of Badger red, locally filled honor bars, elevated comfort food, and BCycle bikes in the first boutique hotel in Wisconsin’s capital.
Maastricht: Discover colorful murals, Artemide lamps, pop-up art exhibits, flying-saucer chandeliers, a futuristic wine bar, and a modern copper entrance in a monastery that’s been turned into a hotel in Limburg.
Amwaj Islands: Check out mesmerizing architecture, a honeycomb entrance, a dancing fountain, a sleek glass lobby, and a suite with a water view in an art-focused hotel on the Persian Gulf.