contemporary art and architecture – alexander museum palace hotel

5 May

alexander museum palace hotel

Anyone can choose the  room they want by watching the monitor at the reception: choose your door of the artist and you get the room done by them. Meaning, after 4 years of work the art hotel opened in 2008, designed by 75 artists and another 25 who contributed to the general areas, for a total of 100 artists and sculptors distributed on 9 floors. Now that is what you call a contemporary art museum and you even get to sleep and eat in it!

a room at the Alexander Palace Hotel

 This is hotel is one of the wishes and “extras” that the Conte Alessandro-Ferruccio-Marcucci Pinoli di Valfesina, or for his friends, Nani, an original and interesting person who is also a lawyer, consol, ambassador, writer, poet, painter and sculptor, collector and cultural “tour de force”.

My goodness, not to many people like him around, I’d like to meet him! Better yet, stay in one of the 63  incredible rooms that this hotel has, a “Permanent performance art” hotel with year round art events. Each room is a work of art, realized in different materials: steel, plexiglass, wood, decoupage, and even the furniture, ceilings, floors, bathrooms: every detail is done by artists. The grand hall and the pool are worth just a look. Imagine sleeping in a room done by Sandro Chia, Giò Pomodoro, Arnaldo Pomodoro amongst others.

Someone said the room to take is room 308 by Maria Lepkowska, entitled “Non pretendo che sia tutta rosa“, if you want erotika!

Maria Lepkowska, room 308

 or the 412 by Erika Calesini, called “Armoniosi Pensieri”


I like them all, or better yet, you can stay in each room for one night and you get to see them all! Let’s have a contests – who can do all 63 rooms and still have the energy left to eat, drink and swim by the pool! I’m up for it!


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