Get Creative at Top Artsy Hotels
Pitched tent, disco balls enliven lodgings on Budget Travel list
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Mar 2, 2008 3:50 PM CST
Guests can relive childhood in an oversized bed designed by Dieter Mammel at the Arte Luise Kunsthotel in Berlin.   (Arte Luise Kunsthotel)
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(Newser) – A good hotel provides comfort; a great hotel ... inspiration? Artists touched up the staid look of these hotels, selected by Budget Travel for their fake-fur tapestry, psychedelic mazes, and speckled French graffiti:

  1. The Winston, Amsterdam: This avant-garde hotel once displayed dead leaves; check out the Playnation room's trippy ceiling mural and 3-D robot.
  2. The New Majestic, Singapore: This mural-packed pied-a-terre surrounds guests with giant turtles and Mickey Mouse ears.

  1. Arte Luise Kunsthotel, Berlin: The Dieter Mammel-designed room features an oversize oak bed intended to invoke a child's perspective.
  2. Daddy Long Legs, Cape Town: Interactive rooms let guests underline favorite passages from piles of South African lit and sing into mics in the shower.
  3. Hotel Fox, Copenhagen: Artists sponsored by Volkswagen made over this place in 2005; the Sleep Seasons room places its mattress in a tent.