Best Hotel Art Collections
The Setting: The Dolder Grand reopened in 2008 after four years of drastic renovations. The old structure, which dates to 1899, is now framed by two very modern wings designed by Foster + Partners (as in Sir Norman Foster of the famous Gherkin building in London). And just as the architecture integrates old and new, so does the art from owner Urs Ernst Schwarzenbach.
Collection Highlights: Sol LeWitt’s Horizontal Brushstrokes (which looks like colorful TV static) hangs in the new spa. Diners in the restaurant can feast their eyes on Salvador Dalí’s Femmes Metamorphoses, whose Surrealist wackiness (bodies with lobster heads) is tempered by classic still life (bread and milk on a table, lemons, and a water pitcher on a red chair) oil paintings by Tamara de Lempicka (1898–1980).