Art-inspired hotels are hot trend at present both in Australia and abroad, with several brands and chains showcasing brilliant artists and naming properties after them.
London’s newest boutique hotel Bankside is taking that one step further, with not just artworks throughout the rooms and common areas, but a ‘white cube’ art gallery spaces for meetings and events.
When there’s an exhibition on, guests are invited to immerse themselves in to the works of the latest artist, while companies like British Airways have used the gallery spaces for major media and corporate launches.
Bankside opened on the south bank of the Thames near the Tate Modern in London during October 2018 and the six-storey glass building that houses the 161-room Bankside Hotel forms part of the impressive One Blackfriars development from award-winning architect Ian Simpson.
The interiors are courtesy of film set producer-turned-interiors architect, Dayna Lee of Powerstrip Studios (known for her work on Dances with Wolves), and inside you’ll find brilliant artworks throughout, from the lobby to the elevators, hallways and inside the light-filled stylish and contemporary rooms.
To find out more about this brilliant new property, WAYFARER host and Spice contributor, James Wilkinson, spoke exclusively on camera to Bankside Hotel Manager Murray Scott in London recently.
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