The Cinq Codet in Paris, the Fusion Hotel in Prague, the Artplus Hotel in Tel Aviv, the Hullet House in Hong Kong, the XVA Gallery in Dubai, the Germain Hotel Toronto, the very much alternative Hotel des Arts in San Francisco and the New Hotel in Athens all offer an artistic approach that will grace your nights. Just like a new chapter of the movie franchise A Night at the Museum, with you as the night watchman.
Cinq Codet, luxurious art studio
Parisian designer Jean-Philippe Nuel linked Le Cinq Codet to Man Ray. In this opulent-looking five-star hotel located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, 1930s furniture stands alongside photographic prints, lying directly on the floor like paintings just waiting for a wall to hang. In the lobby, where a choice antique fair takes place during the summer days, you will find a chair designed by famous Elisabeth Garouste, symbol of the 1980s. More than a hotel, Le Cinq Codet works as a real scale embodiment of the Drouat auction gazette and French good taste.
Le Cinq Codet
5, rue Louis Codet
+33 (0)1 53 85 15 60
Rooms: from 209 EUR
Fusion Hotel, a mix of styles
The Fusion Hotel in Prague is located just a few steps from Wenceslas Square and it will plunge you in the young world of Czech art creation. This affordable address offers rooms and suites designed and decorated by young local artists, taking advantage of Josef Gočár's Cubist architecture. This friendly Hotel is well worth its name.
110 00 Praha 1
+420 226 222 800
Rooms: from 61 EUR
Artplus Hotel, Contemporary Art Gallery
The best of Israeli art is defining the true nature of the Artplus Hotel, a very affordable address located in the Ben Yehuda district. Every room is adorned with paintings and murals, like Ela Kopler's red drawings, Zadok Ben-David's frescoes, and Sigalit Landau's ones along the corridors.
35 Ben Yehuda Street
Tel Aviv-Jaffa 63807
+972 03 7971700
Rooms: from 733 ILS
Dreams of Mao at the Hullett House
Portraits of Mao redesigned by contemporary artists are everywhere to be found in the Deep Water Bay Suite of the former Hong Kong port police headquarters. The Hullett House makes it on the Leading Hotels of the World list, and each of its ten suites offers unique design and conception, ultimate proof of sophistication.
2A Canton Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
+852 3988 0000
Rooms: from 6,000 HKD
XVA Gallery in Dubai, an opening onto Arab and Iranian worlds
If you think it is not enough that the 13 rooms of the XVA Gallery Dubai are decorated in a Moroccan style by local craftsmen, then the Hotel will reveal another gem: an art gallery displays avant-garde and colourful artwork that will pull you straight into Arab and Iranian cultures. This is one of the many attractions of this quite affordable charming address.
Al Fahidi Neighborhood
312th Road – Al Fahidi Street
+971 (0)435 35383
Rooms: from 494 AED
Le Germain Hotel gives James Lahey's work another dimension
Canadian artist James Lahey's mixed techniques on canvas or photography are very much appreciated in North America. His work can be found in galleries across Canada, the United-Kingdom and the U.S.A., as well as in countless public and private collections. Such is the case here, within the very elegant designer-styled Le Germain Hotel, located in Toronto's theatre district.
Le Germain Hotel Toronto
30 Mercer Street
+1 (0)416 345 9500
Rooms: from 305 CAD
Hotel des Arts is meant for something different
Graffiti artists, graphic designers, silk-screen printers and comic book artists all took an interest into the Hotel des Arts, in San Francisco's French quarter. Prepare yourself for an alternative experience as the artists were given total control. You could even get to sleep under Barack Obama's supervision, as drawn by muralist Shepard Fairey.
Hotel des Arts
447 Bush Street
+1 415 956 3232
Rooms: from 200 USD
The New Hotel, as thought of by the Campana brothers
Bordering between design, applied arts and contemporary art, the Campana brothers, kings of reused furniture, disassembled the modernist decor of the former Palace Olympic (furniture, fabrics, leather and so on) to better twist its new identity as the New Hotel. This baroque rethinking of the past gives your present time at the hotel a shape of nights to come.
105 57 Athens
+30 21 0327 3000
Rooms: from 171 EUR