If the 90’s was the decade of the design hotel, then let’s call the 00’s the era of the art hotel. One of the best examples of the trend comes in the form of the appropriately named Casa dell’Arte, set in a tranquil corner of Torba Bay, in the southern Aegean resort town of Bodrum. Over 200 original Turkish paintings are displayed at this beachfront villa, including portraits by well–known Turkish artist Nuri Iyem. Accents in the 12 guest rooms are meant to complement the artwork, from the carefully considered (and primarily natural) lighting to the subtle details (faux skin rugs, sinuous light fixtures).
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.