Friday, May 23, 2014


KEE@FSWMAG.COM has listed 8 iconic Asian hotels that displays spectacular works of art and ARE works of art themselves! Strangely or maybe not, not a single Malaysian hotel is mentioned but should we be surprised? All our hotels are safe and conservative to the bone marrow! My condo at The Palladium is infinitely more stunning and interesting than any hotel in Malaysia!

Hotels for Art Lovers Recommends Asia Hotels with Stunning Art Collections

Want a timely getaway in May or June to take advantage of the low season before the summer price tag hits? It could mean skipping some of the most amazing art parties in town, but keep calm, art lovers – Hotels.comTM has ‘curated’ a contemporary collection offered by an eclectic mix of galleries, museums and hotels with a unique Asian touch. 

Travellers who go to Asia can admire magnificent installations right at the foyer and equally mesmerizing pieces throughout the hotel, not to mention in the room. Ready to stun are celebrated names from Andy Warhol and Salvador Dalí to oriental Zeng Fanzhi and Gao Xiaowu, to name but a few.
                                       pampers art lovers with an exquisite taste of creativity and artistry abroad:

A warm welcoming by London designer Paul Cocksedge’s suspended paper-and-light installation at the entrance, this home-grown high-end hotel is artistically filled with clean lines and minimalist interior design. Often guests would be captivated for some good while by Chinese artist Yang Yongliang's video installation in the elevator lobby before they could really get some weight off their foot in the homely boltholes.

Rooms at Humble House Taipei start at HK$1,601# per room per night.

Stacked, prefabricated modular units make up the modern ‘cottages’ at the Bayside Marina Hotel in Yokohama, designed by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects. The cottages are each placed at a unique angle so that every guest has a slightly different view of the bay.

Rooms at Lotte Hotel Seoul start at HK$657# per room per night.

Nestled in a sunlight-welcoming glass and steel, the award-wining design not only offers spectacular city views but is also eco-friendly. Each floor greets hotel guests with masterworks by renowned artists such as Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol, Zeng Fanzhi and Chen Wenling. With the unique art lounge The Gallery, guests can immerse in an eclectic mix of inspiring contemporary art and relaxing designer furniture.

Rooms at Hotel Éclat Beijing start at HK$1,990# per room per night.

Named after Adam Cullen, one of Australia's most exciting contemporary artists, this is the first of a new group of Art Series Hotels in the city. Set against a smart black-and-white colour scheme are more than 400 original works by Cullen.

Rooms at Art Series – The Cullen starts at HK$1,445# per room per night.

Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kevin Roche, this 32-storey hosts a 4,200-piece contemporary art collection with pieces by Andy Warhol and Frank Stela.

Rooms at Lotte Hotel Seoul start at HK$2,602# per room per night.

Situated at the top of the 101-storey Shanghai World Financial Centre, Park Hyatt Shanghai welcomes guests with a museum experience. Upon arrival, the reception area greets guests with its huge scenery backdrop featuring Chinese artist Paul Ching-Bor’s painting on Shanghai cityscape. The entrance then invites guests to lower lobby area with Gao Xiaowu’s sculpture, the first of many art works on the walls. Other interior decors, rich in traditional Chinese geometry and architecture, will further pamper guests with the sophisticated yet homely modern-Chinese residence.

Rooms at Park Hyatt Shanghai start at HK$2,860# per room per night.

MGM Macau---5*

With Botticelli’s masterpiece Venus exhibited in the inaugural show of the MGM Art Space, a more relevant welcome to new guests begins at the main lobby – where Washington-born Dale Chihuly’s fine glass sculptures and wall paintings echo with each other. Guests who take a casual walk in the hotel’s public space will also find themselves in a wonderful journey of Salvador Dalí.

Rooms at MGM Macau start at HK$2,688# per room per night.

A rare hotel which houses its own gallery and museum, Lotte Hotel Seoul offer a whimsical blend of culture and luxury. While the gallery is always injected with a range of contemporary energy by both local and international artists, the Hotel Museum bring together antiques and artefacts that reflect the history and culture of Korea.

Rooms at Lotte Hotel Seoul start at HK$2,007# per room per night.

#All prices and deals are correct as of 20 May 2014 and are subject to change. Prices are per room per night excluding all fees and taxes.

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