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Art-inspired hotels in Spain

As we have observed recently here in hotelsspain.co.uk, the number of hotels in Spain trying to differentiate their business by offering a stay which, in some way is related to the art world, has increased in recent times. Hotels have created the link to the art world either through some special architectural features in the hotel or their design or because they exhibit renowned paintings. Some hotels, like the Vinnci Bit in Barcelona even try to turn the hotel itself into a work of art. Another hotel group which has adopted this concept is the Silken Hotel group. The Silken Puerta America, thanks to its wonderful facade designed by Jean Nouvel, is one of the most distinctive hotels in Madrid. This hotel was inspired by the concept of devising something unique by combining architecture, design and art. The Silken Grand Hotel Domine Bilbao is dominated by two protagonists: Javier Mariscal, responsible for the overall design and the Guggenheim Museum, opposite which the hotel is located.

Another chain that has opted to try to be different by integrating art is the Derby hotel group. Its hotel Claris Barcelona has one of the most important private collections of Egyptian art in Spain. Also on display in the hotel are sculptures of Indian art from the second to the tenth century, original prints from Egypt ordered by Napoleon, English furniture from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Roman sculptures and mosaics as well as pop art lithographs by Andy Warhol. All of this, according to its managers, mean this establishment can truly be called a “hotel of treasures”. This union of art and luxury is the brainchild of the president of the Derby group, Jordi Clos, an art collector and patron of the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona. The Grand Derby hotel in Barcelona offers its guests a walk among original pieces by Picasso, Dali, Guinovart, Tapies, Miro, Cuixart, Antoni Clave, Riera i Arago and Mariscal.

The hotel Bagués in Barcelona is located in a building formerly occupied by a modernist jeweller of the same name. Each room displays a unique piece of jewellery. Another hotel traditionally linked to Catalan art is the Stele located in Sitges. The establishment opened in 1992 with the idea of being a meeting place for tourists and artistic trends. Paintings and sculptures are spread throughout the interior and exterior of the hotel and it features 10 rooms in which a different contemporary artist has freely expressed their style.

So, if you want to take a break in Spain and surround yourself with art and luxury, you need look no further than any of these wonderfully unique Spanish hotels.

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