More hotels are getting into showcasing art but the Langham Place hotel in Hong Kong is now the first hotel in the world to offer their guests museum-style guided tours of their collection of contemporary Chinese art.The hotel owns more than 1,500 pieces of contemporary Chinese art worth more than HK$20 million. The collection includes pieces by Chinese artists including Wang Guangyi, Yue Minjun and Jiang Shuo. The iPod art tour takes guests from the ground level to the 41st floor to check out the hotel's top 21 pieces. Via the iPod, Angela Li, Langham Place's art consultant explains the philosophy and history of the art and artist and the key contributors guiding the artist. The tours are conducted in English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Japanese and are free for all guests. The tour comes with a free take-home petite box-set guide with image prints and written explanations in English and Traditional Chinese.
Gallery: Langham Place Art