PRESS RELEASE – 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville has been named the #10 Top Hotel in the South in the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. The awards appear in the November issue and are the results of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice survey with over 128,000 participants. The rankings are based on the quality of rooms, service, food and dining, location and overall design. 21c Bentonville also earned top honors in last year’s survey.
21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, located just north of the town square on A Street, is a combination boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and restaurant modeled after the award-winning flagship in Louisville, Kentucky. The focal point of 21c is 12,000 square feet of museum, meeting and event space. With a commitment to bringing works of art to the public that ignite the mind and fuel creativity, the museum exhibition space is integrated seamlessly throughout the property. The museum is dedicated to contemporary art and is open free of charge to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 21c is also home to The Hive restaurant, led by chef and Arkansas native Matthew McClure. Under McClure’s direction, The Hive emphasizes the unique culinary identity of Arkansas, while articulating McClure’s approach to refined country cuisine. Designed by Deborah Berke Partners, 21c is a combination of public gallery space and home, with high ceilings, generously sized rooms and an abundance of natural light from windows, skylights and an interior courtyard. The property’s public and gallery spaces are elegant and modern with cool tones and polished concrete floors, while guest rooms, also designed by Berke, offer a distinctly residential feel with custom-designed furniture in subtle neutral tones.
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About 21c Museum Hotels
21c Museum Hotels, the award-winning Louisville, Kentucky-based boutique hotel and restaurant group, was founded by contemporary art collectors and preservationists Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson. The couple opened the first 21c Museum Hotel in 2006 along downtown Louisville’s West Main Street, rehabilitating a series of 19th century warehouses. Much more than just a place to spend the night, 21c is an inventive union of genuine hospitality, careful design and culinary creativity — all anchored by a contemporary art museum with thought-provoking exhibitions, interactive site specific art installations and a full roster of cultural programming. 21c currently operates hotels in Louisville, KY; Cincinnati, OH; Bentonville, AR and Durham, NC. Hotels are under construction in Lexington, KY and Oklahoma City, OK. Projects are under development in Kansas City, MO; Nashville, TN and Indianapolis, IN. The company is equally focused on creating unique, chef-driven restaurants that are as much a part of the community as the hotel. Currently, 21c operates a diverse roster of restaurants including Proof on Main at 21c Louisville; Metropole at 21c Cincinnati; The Hive at 21c Bentonville; Counting House at 21c Durham and Garage Bar in Louisville, KY.
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