Desirable art pieces, once the status symbol of a wealthy few, are finding new homes in luxury and boutique hotels.
It’s the new unstoppable trend as guests who crave more personalised travel experiences find themselves face to face with pieces that rouse emotions and conjure up memories.
Art is an investment, and well selected can be worth more than the establishment itself one day. As a cultural treasure, a well-curated collection can help make a hotel about the heritage of its locale.
Linking the past and present
What was once a Dutch home built in 1771, the Cape Heritage Hotel is a place where the past and present come full circle. Owner Victoria Nel is keen to preserve the hotel’s history. Every piece tells a story, from the black and white prints depicting the hotel’s storied heritage to the eclectic mix of contemporary art.