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THE ART OF LOUNGING: The Karim Rashid-designed pool at the Hotel Semiramis

Sometimes even the most dedicated gallery goer can't find the time to stand in a ticket line or the patience to brave the crowds. So what could be more sybaritic for the jet-setting art lover than to book into a hotel with its own museum-quality collection? Here are three of the more offbeat best — all with private owners passionate about amassing serious art to share with their guests.

The epitome of relaxed Georgian grandeur with its rococo plasterwork ceilings, antiques and Irish fabrics, the Merrion Dublin (

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