The MGallery Hotel Collection now includes the full range of 21c Museum Hotels and Accor is celebrating with a new $50,000 package. ‘Paint Your Passport’ is an vibrant journey across all eight 21c Museum Hotels, with unprecedented access to the art, people and the stories behind the brand and the new ‘Masterpiece Suite’ – an interactive art installation in Penn Plaza.
The package includes travel between the eight 21c properties, unprecedented VIP access to one of the largest contemporary art collections in the country and activities unavailable to the public. The special itinerary includes dinner at the 21c founders’ home with a personal tour of their expansive private art collection; a behind-the-scenes visit to the 21c art warehouse with 21c’s chief curator and museum director; plus many more exclusive moments curated at each stop, such as a private tour experience at Keeneland Racecourse, one-on-one cooking classes with a 21c chef, bourbon distillery tours and more.
This is also MGallery's North American debut now that 21c Museum Hotels are within the fold with hotels in Louisville, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio; Bentonville, Arkansas; Durham, North Carolina; Lexington, Kentucky; Nashville, Tennessee; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Kansas City, Missouri. Each property is designed to merge the boundaries between the museum and hotel worlds, creating a different kind of travel experience. Three additional properties are under development in Chicago, Illinois; Des Moines, Iowa; and St. Louis, Missouri.
To mark the occasion, MGallery also popped up a transparent hotel room dubbed the ‘Masterpiece Suite’ for an interactive art installation in one of the most highly trafficked areas in Midtown Manhattan – Penn Plaza. Highlighting the ‘art of the stay’, artist Aaron De La Cruz lived in the pop-up glass hotel room for a full 24 hours while transforming the space into his own visual masterpiece. Available for the rest of 2019, the ‘Paint Your Passport’ package starts from $50,000 for two guests, with personal travel arrangements by the 21c Guest Experience Team.