The days when artworks are hung on hotel walls and rooms for the sake of filler or decoration is long over. Gone are the days when hotels were just a place in a foreign land offering a place for you to lodge, filled with nondescript prints as wallpapers along halls and mass-produced paintings. Today, hotels turn their lobbies, hallways and suites into gallery-like spaces, displaying famous artwork as part of their décor—hotels are not just hotels, they are transforming into art galleries, where you can spend a night or two.
Hospitality Art is fast becoming a global trend, for both luxury and budget hotels around the world. Through the importance hotel owners to different forms of art, by its own, it has become the tourist destination.
More and more members of the hospitality sector have been actively investing in art to make over their hotel and add to its value, story, identity and edge compared to the other competitors.
Although because not every hotelier has a rich art background, deciding which pieces or forms of art to invest maybe hard. Owners of hotels could have a hard time choosing and buying artworks for their businesses. Thanks to art consultants, telling their brand’s story through art is easier, as well as choosing the pieces that are relatable to their guests and complementing to their interior in general.
Basing on trends and patterns in the industry, here are the top 5 subjects and themes of artworks that sell to hotels.
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