New Perspectives on Iconic Properties
Engage with six iconic properties in a whole new way as emerging artists curate thought-provoking, destination-driven art installations in landmark collaborations. Inspired by each property’s unique character, heritage, and setting, artworks push creative boundaries to highlight the aspects of discovery and expression common to the worlds of art and travel. Designed to delight and intrigue through unexpected encounters and eye-catching visuals, each invites moments of reflection, providing pause within the pause that is your stay.
6 Iconic Properties
6 Renowned Creators
1 Year Installations
Captivating art inspired by its setting
Immerse yourself in one-of-a-kind art experiences in Austin, Texas and Washington, Connecticut.
Too Tired to Sleep by Marie-Claude Marquis
Mayflower Inn & Spa
Could there be positives born of a pandemic?
One – that being chronically busy is overhyped and in fact, counterproductive – is what has inspired Montreal-based artist, Marie-Claude Marquis, to create her jewel-like, treasure trove of an installation in the library of the gracious Mayflower Inn.
“It is now essential to prioritize our inner lives, take care of ourselves, and feed our souls with connections and experiences. We must step back from the idealization of being ‘super busy’ to avoid the otherwise inevitable physical and emotional fatigue. The Mayflower is a place where you can go back to a certain slowness – to share, connect, and take time for yourself.” Marie-Claude Marquis, "Too Tired to Sleep" Artist
Upcoming ArtSalon Installations
Seek inspiration with destination art
Created by Curiot, the ever-evolving street art project born in 2007 in the city of Morelia Michoacan, this open-air installation inspired by romance in nature will appear on various steps, floors and walls of this dramatic seaside retreat.
Chileno Bay Resort & Residences
A visual artist from Guadalajara, Mexico, Natalia Ramos will create a series of bold, monochromatic interventions to create directional pops of color and moments of wonder against the white décor of this dreamy coastal sanctuary.
Celebrating culinary art and gastronomy in the heart of Napa Valley, food is explored as a fantasy and a transportive medium to set the scene for escapism, whether tasting small production wines or cycling down winding country roads.
Madeline Hotel & Residences
Coming this holiday season, enjoy the lights in a brand new way with a custom installation to bring wonder & smiles throughout the winter season.
One of a kind inspiration
Connect with local artists and discover extraordinary architecture.
Tailor-made itineraries to America’s most iconic destinations await.
Find inspiration in the way art fuels our way of life in Napa Valley. Drive the Silverado trail for a three-day adventure strolling through sculpture parks, embracing boundary-breaking winery architecture, and savoring culinary artistry in the Michelin-starred Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil.
Relish the breadth of award-winning cuisine available in the melting pot of Austin. Fill your days with sightseeing and adventure, so you can indulge at local hot spots, Texas Hill Country wineries and downtown's hidden gems.
Indulge in a retreat from everyday cares as you live life like a Vanderbilt. Spend your days learning to sail and blow glass and your nights dining on decadent seafood and multi-course menus. Watch your cares float away like clouds above the harbor.
Bishop's Lodge A Behind-the-Scenes Peek at SkyFire's Locally Made Ceramics
I’ve created custom ceramics under the Whiskey and Clay line for restaurants in Marfa, Texas to Beverly Hills. But SkyFire at Bishop’s Lodge is the first restaurant in Santa Fe for which I’ve crafted unique pieces. Drawn to Santa Fe by its vibrant arts scene, proximity to nature, and slower pace of life, I moved here a few years ago—so it’s a huge honor to already be a part of such a treasured Santa Fe landmark. (Local friends have shared stories of horseback riding and cherished family holidays at the Lodge, and I hope to create my own memories, too, when it reopens.)
Mayflower Celerie Kemble on her design vision for the Mayflower Inn and Spa
Kemble approached the redesign to Mayflower’s historic site with “great trepidation, respect and a sense of enthusiasm.” More than a hotel, she says the Mayflower Inn & Spa feels like someone’s home, with a sense of gracious hosting, comfort and personality. The idea was a refresh, not a demolition.. She picked out the things that were worth preserving, that had aged well and brought a sense of authenticity to the site, including mahogany four-poster beds and lamps, refectory tables, chinoiserie chairs, a papier-mache chinoiserie coffee table and game tables. She mixed in Scandinavian and colonial American design influences with sisal carpets, Turkish rugs, hand-crafted ceramics, wicker, as well as textiles from Schumacher, Sister Parish, and Penny Morrison.
Mauna Lani Connecting with the Spirit of Hawaii
Hiking through Kalāhuipua‘a Historic Park, we stopped along the trail to appreciate the variety of petroglyphs that depict primitive life symbols and provide a view into Hawaiʻi’s rich and ancient history. The area also offers around 40 natural caves composed of lava tubes and partially collapsed lava bubbles that are perfect for exploring, and we were in search of one cave in particular – the mythical “spirit cave”. A short hike from our retreat at Mauna Lani, I was tipped off about the park’s unusual cave during a discussion with Uncle Danny, the resort’s resident expert in Hawaiian history and culture.
Hotel Jerome Remembering Hunter S. Thompson at Hotel Jerome
To the rest of the country, Hunter S. Thompson might be best known as the godfather of gonzo journalism. Thompson lived and wrote on the edge in a style epitomized in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” which first came out in two installments in Rolling Stone before being published as a book that would end up defining the post-'60s counterculture. But to Aspenites, and especially here at Hotel Jerome, he’s best remembered for his 1970 run for sheriff of Aspen Pitkin County.
Bishop's Lodge A Glimpse Into Santa Fe’s Early Art Scene at Bishop’s Lodge
Settled more than 150 years ago, Bishop’s Lodge is steeped in history and a profound sense of place. As its General Manager, I take special pride in our team’s sensitive restoration and preservation efforts. Authenticity infuses our entire approach, and one extraordinary tribute—both to the diverse native communities that have long made New Mexico their home, as well as to Santa Fe’s deep artistic roots—can be found in our Dining Room. Taking pride of place are four newly restored oil paintings by Warren E. Rollins of Puebloan life from the 1920s.
Element 52 A Photographer’s Paradise on Last Dollar Road
As our open-air Jeep headed for the turn off to Last Dollar Road, right outside of Telluride, I snuggled under thick wool blankets and breathed in the cool morning mountain air that makes summer in Colorado so amazing. Our family adventure would take us along the former mining route, an unpaved and often bumpy road that winds through valleys up into high mountain passes. Extreme heights always have me a little faint of heart, but I was eager to get going since Last Dollar Road so I could capture photos of some beautiful Colorado vistas to enjoy back home.
Malliouhana Discovering Anguillan Art Fit for a Royal
Beautiful places like Anguilla often breed artists inspired by their surroundings—and craftsman Cheddie Richardson is one of them. “I wandered into his carving studio by accident, but I’ve been a fan ever since” ...
White Barn Inn Jenny Wolf on Redesigns, Serendipity and Pandemics
A comprehensive redesign of a historic inn will always present its share of challenges for even the most unflappable interior designer. Getting it done in the midst of a global pandemic requires nerves of steel. “It was crazy,” says Jenny Wolf, head of Jenny Wolf Interiors, which oversaw the refurbishment of the White Barn Inn and Spa, part of the Auberge Resort Collections, and a beloved local landmark for more than 150 years in Kennebunk, Maine.
White Barn Inn A Retro Ride in the New England Countryside
Entering Amtrak’s 1950s-era domed railcar was like stepping back in time. With my feet kicked up and my Australian Shepard, Max, in tow, I never knew a two-hour, car-free connection on the Downeaster train from North Station in Boston to Wells, Maine, could be so enjoyable and land me only 5 miles from Kennebunk. From passing New England’s most beautiful stretches of pristine coastline to enjoying vistas of the idyllic countryside, I enjoyed my steamy cup of chowder from the Downeaster Café while Max chewed on his favorite bone. Seated in the train’s upper level with panoramic windows on all sides, this daytime adventure proved an added perk before my vacation even began.
Mauna Lani Talk Story With Uncle Danny
Danny Akaka, the resort’s resident expert in Hawaiian history and culture, is in high demand. No matter how many people file into the Hale I‘ike cultural center, each one of them receives the full benefit of his beaming smile and gracious attention. Akaka is the embodiment of aloha: generous, unhurried, and brimming with love for Hawai‘i and her people. Diplomacy runs in Akaka’s genes. His father was a respected U.S. Senator, his uncle coined the phrase “aloha spirit,” and his grandmother couldn’t let a tired taro farmer pass by her house without offering refreshment and a shady place to rest.
Hotel Jerome Hotel Jerome and Aspen: Silver Boom, Bust and Bauhaus
Hotel Jerome has a rich history, one that parallels with the history of Aspen itself. During its silver boom years in the late 19th century—when fortunes rose dramatically and all anyone could see was up—department store magnate Jerome B. Wheeler envisioned a rival to the grande dame hotels of Europe. Hotel Jerome was born.