31 May 2023
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.