Why Immersive Art Is This Year’s Biggest Luxury Travel Trend

Quintessence makes the list of the eight best hotels where you can experience it for yourself

Last year, Veranda predicted that art hotels would be one of the biggest luxury travel trends for 2023. Though they were right on the money—this trend has surged in popularity this year and will continue to grow exponentially over the next decade, according to a report from Future Market Insights—the art tourism we’re seeing in the luxury travel space goes beyond trips to Miami for Art Basel or a hotel with well-appointed, art-forward interiors.

The very best art hotels allow you to completely immerse yourself in your surroundings and offer a travel experience that engages all of your senses. From art-themed cocktails to music created just for you (quite literally, and more on that later), immersive art reaches far beyond basic paintings hung in the lobby. And this travel trend is quickly gaining traction among the most incredible hotels around the world. Q Hotel makes the list of ffavorite luxury hotels with one-of-a-kind immersive art experiences.

Quintessence Hotel in Anguilla isn’t your run-of-the-mill Caribbean beach hotel (though it does offer breathtaking views of Anguilla’s Long Bay Beach). The 12-suite boutique hideaway has a museum-quality art collection featuring paintings, sculptures, light installations, ironwork and murals that are all hand-selected by hotel owner Geoffrey Fieger.

Additionally, each room is named after a famous artist—from the Jasmin Joseph Penthouse to the Robert Henri Bresil Suite—and incredible works from renowned American and Caribbean artists can be found throughout the hotel (the gallery actually boasts the largest collection of Haitian art outside of Haiti). This season, the hotel is debuting its “art bar,” where you can enjoy specialty cocktails themed to match the gallery’s rotating selection.

This is an excerpt from Veranda’s feature. Read Veranda’s full article on the 8 Best Hotels to Experience Immersive Art and Luxury Travel.


5 Things to Do in Anguilla 

There is so much to explore while in our turquoise paradise. Here are 5 things to do in Anguilla other than relaxing on the beach:

1. Rent a Moke: For perfect pics and vacation vibes, explore the island in one of these iconic open-top vehicles.

2. Visit Prickly Pear Cay: Take a day trip and snorkel, hike, paddleboard, kayak, Seabob, birdwatch or just grab a drink and dine at Prickly Pear Bar + Restaurant.

3. Go for a Hike: Join a hike with Anguilla National Trust. See Anguilla’s clear turquoise waters, famous arch, tide pools, limestone cliffs, mangrove lagoons and a host of plants and animals native to the island.

4. Snorkel at Shoal Bay: Borrow Q Hotel’s snorkeling gear and book a visit to Shoal Bay Beach for some of the island’s best snorkeling. Expect an explosion of colorful corals and tropical fish.

5. Play Pickleball: It’s all the rage and available right on the grounds of Quintessence Hotel. We’ve got all the equipment you need for a quick match surrounded by lush tropical foliage and the ocean breeze.

Our concierge can help you book all of these wonderful experiences and more during your stay at Quintessence. Learn more by emailing

Photos courtesy of Anguilla Tourist Board