Best Art Gallery Masquerading as a Hotel

Hotel art is often commercially expedient (think of identical framed prints hanging in hundreds of identical rooms). It can also be laughably bombastic (like those huge abstracts towering dozens of meters over many an atrium lobby). But Hong Kong's Langham Place Hotel takes a more sophisticated and uplifting approach. It houses one of the world's largest collections of modern Chinese art, giving guests a free grounding in what?judging by international auction prices?is currently the art world's hottest phenomenon. This isn't cut-price art by up-and-comers, either. There are works by established names like painter Yue Minjun (one of the leading lights of...

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