Picasso to Warhol by Way of the Artmore

Artmore Hotel • Atlanta, GA

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The courtyard offers charming quarters to drink and chat.
  • The courtyard offers charming quarters to drink and chat.
  • The suites feature chic, modern furniture and comfy beds.
  • Debate the High Museum exhibit in the comfort of your suite.
  • The Studio Lounge serves classy drinks and impeccable taste.
  • The High Museum of Art features award-winning architecture.

Escape Kit

  • A Two-Night Stay for Two in a One-Bedroom Suite, Two Drink Vouchers, and Two Tickets to the High Museum of Art's "Picasso to Warhol" Exhibit ($266)
  • Or, Two-Night Stay for Four in a Deluxe Double Room, Four Drink Vouchers, and Four Tickets to the High Museum of Art ($314)
  • Daily Breakfast Buffet
  • Valet Parking

Oscar Wilde once said that life imitates art more than art imitates life. Whatever your position on this philosophical debate, you'll agree the two worlds collide on this week's Escape to Atlanta's Artmore Hotel, a privately owned boutique inn and a work of art in its own right, and the nearby High Museum of Art .

In addition to your two-night stay for two in a one-bedroom suite ($266), or two-night stay for four in a Deluxe Double Room ($314), you'll get valet parking, drink vouchers, and two (or four) tickets to the museum's "Picasso to Warhol" exhibition, which showcases about 100 works by artists like Henri Matisse, Marcel Duchamp, Joan Miró, and the exhibit's namesake bookends.

But before you meditate on Picasso's "Girl Before a Mirror," or Jackson Pollock's esoteric "Number 1A," check-in to Midtown's Artmore Hotel, whose 1924 brick facade wouldn't be out of place in Duchamp's Paris. And while its exterior speaks to a bygone era, its interior is nothing if not chic and modern.

"Like a posh apartment," Citybuzz says of the generously large rooms. Awash in understated creams and reds, they feature queen- or king-size beds with custom bedding, iPod docking stations and flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, rain shower heads, and vanity bath products.

After you've filled up on breakfast, stroll half a mile through the Cultural Arts District to the High Museum of Art. The exhibit, which runs through April 29, 2012, boasts one of the largest collections of modern-art masterpieces to ever show in the South. Assembled exclusively for the High by The Museum of Modern Art in New York, it features 14 of the 20th century's most iconic artists and their time-honored work.

Back at Artmore, head for the Studio Lounge to make good on your included drink vouchers. This outpost of hip, with white leather stools and modern-minimalist light fixtures, is frequented by locals and out-of-towners alike. And it opens onto a festive outdoor courtyard whose centerpiece, a flaming stone fountain, sets the mood for deep discussion and evening revelry.

Speaking of deep discussion, have you decided where you stand on the life-imitates-art-imitates-life debate? Neither have we. All we know is that this week's 50 percent discount makes arriving at that decision that much easier.

  • "This is the best of Atlanta [and it's] in proximity to everything we need to be near. The rooms were art deco and the hotel itself was splendid. I cannot wait for my next visit."

    -- TripAdvisor

Location

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    1302 West Peachtree Street (Artmore Hotel) Atlanta, GA 30309
    404-876-6100 | get directions
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    1280 Peachtree Street (The High Museum of Art) Northeast Atlanta, GA 30309
    404-733-4400 | get directions

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  • Nights must be used consecutively
  • Blackout dates: Oct 7th-9th, 2011; Oct 14th-16th, 2011l; Dec 2nd-4th, 2011; Dec 30th- Jan 1st, 2011-2012; Jan 11th-18th, 2012; Feb 16th-19th, 2012
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