This Gorgeous London Hotel Suite Is Literally a Work of Art
It's a sculpture by Antony Gormley, to be specific.
There are beautiful hotel rooms, and then there are hotel rooms that are actual works of art.
Hotel guests at The Beaumont in London have a chance to stay in a specially designed suite that is also a sculpture by artist Antony Gormley.
ROOM, a unique bedroom suite, is a "cave-like space" whose "creation allowed the artist to 'sculpt darkness,' encouraging the occupant to enter a different state of consciousness," according to The Beaumont's website.
Decorated in an art deco style, the one-bedroom suite contains a dark oak bedroom with a king-size bed (and nothing else), sitting room with plush furniture, bathroom decorated with white marble, large hallway with white marble steps and black velvet curtains, and a guest bathroom.
The exterior of the room stands out from the rest of the hotel with its modern, cube-like structure.
“The idea was to reveal this slowly. I wanted to structure night as a preamble to sleeping and dreaming, and reinforce the feeling of being fully enclosed so the window only gives a view of the sky. At night, the shutters allow total enclosure and provide total blackout. The very subliminal levels of light allow me to sculpt darkness itself. My ambition for this work is that it should confront the monumental with the most personal, intimate experience,” Gormley said, according to the hotel site.
To experience the ROOM, guests must email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (+44 20 7499 1001) the hotel to check availability.