Follow cultural heroes down the hallowed halls of these iconic hotels and immersive yourself in their artistic legacy…
Words Helen Brown
Follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s cultural figureheads with a stay at one of their past haunts. Picasso, Bacon and Churchill each left their mark on these stays and now you can too. Combining luxury with lashings of art, culture and history, it’s guaranteed to be a holiday to remember.
LE MEURICE, PARIS
Book a stay at Le Meurice and enjoy VIP priority tickets to an exciting new exhibition at the Picasso Museum. Enthusiasts of the distinguished artist can now follow in his footsteps and learn the fascinating story of the women who inspired him. The exhibition uncovers the life of his wife and muse, Olga whom he celebrated his wedding dinner with at the French Parisian palace, Le Meurice in 1918.
The ‘Picasso Experience’ includes one night’s luxury accommodation for two, American breakfast for two, Two VIP tickets to the Olga Picasso exhibition, a signature cocktail for two at Bar 228. Rates from around £935, dorchestercollection.com
HYATT REGENCY, LONDON
Loaded with authentic British charm, Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill offers a quintessential stay in London’s West End. Honouring Sir Winston Churchill, the hotel features bespoke tailoring, refined décor, and subtle nods to his life and legacy. A stay here affords access to the famed Churchill Bar with its seasonally-themed outdoor terrace and a stroll through Hyde Park.
Rates from around £306, londonchurchill.regency.hyatt.com
HOTEL METROPOLE, MONTE-CARLO
Home to the world’s only foundation dedicated to Francis Bacon, Monaco played a large role in the artist’s life. It’s also where he himself resided. Paying homage to this, Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo has created the bespoke package ‘A Journey into Bacon’s World’. Guests will discover around one hundred pieces of the MB Art Collection, all gathered thanks to a passionate art lover.
Rates from around £669, metropole.com