Art lovers who are seeking a cultural experience on their vacations, look no further. We’ve rounded up three hotels that are embracing the art experience. From artist-in-residence programs to exhibitions by world-renowned artists, art enthusiasts can satiate both their need for cultural experiences and their wanderlust. #letsallgo


1. Hotel: One&Only Reethi Rah

Location: Maldives

How to get your art fix: The resort has launched an Artist in Residence program with Ruddy Candillon, a renowned photographer whose images have been shown in galleries and foundations all around the world. Guests will have the opportunity to expand their artistic knowledge with art classes taught in a beach-side studio at ClubOne or upon request in the privacy of your villa. A variety of innovative art classes are available for guests based on different themes and genres.


Artwork by Ruddy Candillon


2. HotelEmirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Location: Wolgan Valley, Australia

How to get your art fix: The ultra-luxury conservation-based resort in the Greater Blue Mountains in Australia, unveils an extraordinary sculpture exhibition, curated by renowned Australian sculptor, Selina Hitches. ‘Immersion’ is a collection of 54 small- and large-scale sculptures, set within the private valley and protected World Heritage Area that surrounds the resort, offering guests of the resort the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of art in one of the most beautiful wilderness settings in the world.


Wolgan Valley


3. HotelOne&Only Cape Town

Location: Capetown, South Africa

How to get your art fix: An exclusive resort situated in the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, will soon become the second home to The Melrose Gallery, a beautiful contemporary art space, located in the exclusive Melrose Arch urban precinct in Johannesburg. The Melrose Gallery will be unveiling six paintings by internationally acclaimed artist, Dr. Esther Mahlangu. ‘TIMELESS’, a captivating exhibition that encapsulates the diversity, artistic talent and legacy of both established and emerging Pan-African artists including: Willie Bester, Paul Blomkamp, Christiaan Diedericks, Aza Mansongi, Clint Strydom, Ndabuko Ntuli, Ronald Muchatuta and Restone Maambo.


Dr. Esther Mahlangu


top image // One&Only Cape Town