Best Hotel Art Collections
The Setting: Dakis Joannou, Greek billionaire industrialist, founder of the DESTE Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art in Athens, and owner of the over-the-top Semiramis Hotel, has one of the most impressive private collections of contemporary art in the world. (He also has a 114-foot yacht, named Guilty, with an exterior designed and painted by Jeff Koons.) Designed by Karim Rashid, the 51-room property is an explosion of pop-art color (think glowing pink) accented by rotating pieces from Joannou’s collection.
Collection Highlights: Jeff in the Position of Adam, by bad-boy artist Jeff Koons, features himself and his then-porn-star wife in a salacious pose. There are also two photographs by Spencer Tunick, known for shooting group nudes in public places.