Indulgences- Travel

 

Living Museum

21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, marries Southern hospitality with world-class contemporary art. The 90-room hotel designed by Deborah Burke & Partners Architects features the work of notable artists throughout its public spaces, including the atrium (above). Rooms feature flat-screen TVs, poster art and pre-loaded iPods. The hotel restaurant, Proof on Main, also gets rave reviews. Rates from $149. www.21cmuseumhotel.com

Au Naturel
A new Apothecary Menu at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai’s Spa on the Big Island of Hawaii (center) utilizes a variety of fresh local ingredients in its scrubs and body wraps. Among the offerings are ginger, crushed macadamia nuts, coconut and volcanic pumice. Rates from $595. www.fourseasons.com/hualalai

DC Landmark Reborn
The historic Hotel Washington has reopened as the W Washington D.C., the capital’s first W Hotel. Los Angeles-based designer Dianna Wong has re-imagined the venerable property, infusing a contemporary aesthetic while preserving its Beaux Arts architecture. All guest rooms feature state-of-the-art entertainment options and feather-top mattresses (bottom). Rates from $339. 515 15th Street, NW;  (202) 661-2400; www.starwoodhotels.com
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