The Silo (Cape Town, South Africa)
About 8,000 miles and a hemisphere south of the Scottish Highlands is a hotel as contemporary as the Fife Arms is traditional. The Silo is built on top of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, the world’s largest collection of African art. The Silo’s in-house “art concierge” gives guided tours that include the Zeitz as well as the hotel’s 300-piece private collection. Theroyalportfolio.com
The Hamilton Princess (Bermuda)
Picasso. Matisse. Magritte. Warhol. Hockney. Banksy. Koons. Hirst. Haring. Ai Wei Wei. Works by each of these renowned artists and more are on prominent display as part of the interior decoration and landscape architecture at the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club – also known as “The Pink Palace.” The H.P.H. & B.C. opened in 1885 with just 70 rooms. Mark Twain was a regular. Today, its many works of art further enhance this luxurious island gem.
21c Museum Hotels (various U.S. locations)
According to their website homepage, the 21C Museum Hotels company was founded by Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, “contemporary art collectors and preservationists who believe in the power of contemporary art.” In each of their “museum hotels” – most are within driving distance from the American Frame world headquarters in Maumee, Ohio, including Cincinnati, Des Moines, Louisville, and Bentonville, Arkansas – guests can enjoy “curated rotating exhibitions, commissioned site-specific installations, and regular cultural programming at each location.” Each location now has its own flock of penguins.