Hotel Picks From The Right Bank: A Lot More Than Design at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai

Hi, guys, how was your weekend? I wandered all over Shanghai and ended the day yesterday taking a walk along the Bund. That’s the stretch along the river that you see in all the postcards with all the beautiful Art Deco buildings.

On my walk I saw a sign on one of the buildings that read Swatch Art Peace Hotel. I was kind of confused because it’s right next door to the landmark Peace Hotel.

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So I did a little research and it turns out that it has nothing to do with the original Peace Hotel, rather it is a new design hotel with something really unique going on inside.

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Aside from the hotel, boutiques and restaurants, it offers an artist residency program in which artists from around the world are invited to live in workshop-apartments within the hotel.

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At the end of their residency, the artists donate one of their works which the hotel then exhibits in its gallery.

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Check out these digs for the visiting artists:

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Can you imagine being invited to live there and do nothing but make art? What an unbelievable opportunity!

As you can guess from the name, the hotel is a project of the Swatch watch company and here’s what they have to say about the program:

This exciting project is based on a shared love of the universal nature of the arts in all their forms and a desire to promote cross cultural exchanges so as to enrich personal experience and creativity.

So. Freaking. Cool. What a great concept and so beautifully designed too.

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Discovering things like this is one of the many reasons I love to travel.

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