Especially business people who travel a lot enjoy staying in rooms which are not like the hotel rooms they know from their visits throughout the world. We do everything to make our guest feel at home and not at an anonymous hotel. All our rooms are non-smoking rooms and dispose of CD-radio alarm clock, television, Nespresso coffee machine for free use, safe, mineral water, telephone and Public Wireless LAN installation. The rooms at the Art Hotel can be reached via stairs.
The concept of the art room
The Teufelhof was practically the inventor of the art room, for it is the first art hotel of its kind. Essentially, it is about experiencing art in a new context. The idea is that the hotel rooms are realised as works of art and created as «three-dimensional art». These spatially expansive installations, veritable realms of experience, place their own demands on residents, allowing art to be experienced in a whole new manner. In conventional exhibitions, the audience has only a restricted amount of time to pause and reflect before being disturbed by other visitors. If you wish to exclude these aspects, there is only one option: You must create “exhibition terms and conditions” which provide the opportunity to make such a work of art habitable and capable of being experienced individually. This is exactly what the principles of the Kunsthotel im Teufelhof Basel are based on: Here, in the hotel rooms, art installations are created that can be experienced in the truest sense of the word — by the guests, but also by the visitors.
Various artists were selected for the design of the current rooms, and they have fulfilled their remit in hugely different ways.
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