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 …And welcome to Bentonville

“The Little Big Town”

Free from the chaos of big city life, there’s more to Bentonville than small-town charm. Behind the Mayberry, good looks and the idyllic town square is a growing city with an international reach. Home to Walmart, the largest retailer in the world, Bentonville welcomes millions of business travelers each year. The entrepreneurial spirit carries across the region with neighbors like Tyson Foods, J.B. Hunt, and the University of Arkansas.


Food + Beverage

– The Hive’s most up-to-date hours can be found here.

– In-room dining is available during restaurant hours

– Breakfast is available 7 days a week


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Dating back to 1873, the city retains a quaint and homey feel, and yet has acquired an international flavor due to its diverse population coming from all over the country and across the globe. Located just steps from 21c, guests have access to the delightful DOWNTOWN SQUARE with countless annual events. From a community ice rink in the winter and splash park in the summer, farmer’s markets, concerts, festivals, and open-air movies, the downtown square action continues to grow.

The square is also the home of the original Walton 5 & 10 store, now the WALMART VISITOR CENTER. Bentonville is also proud to host the MUSEUM OF NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY touted as having one of the most comprehensive collections of Native American artifacts in the south. Food lovers will rejoice as the growing downtown restaurant scene offers an exciting and eclectic dining experience

Art lovers will appreciate 21c’s neighbor located ½ mile away via a stunning art trail. The highly acclaimed CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART will thrill visitors with its stunning architecture, incredible landscape, and world• renowned American Art collection. Numerous other art galleries are also steps from our front door.

Need to get your bearings? We put together this map of a few of our favorite spots, check it out here. 



Located 10 minutes from Bentonville, the Promenade in Rogers offers a wide selection of shopping, restaurant, and residences. Just 20 minutes south of Bentonville is FAYETTEVILLE, home of the University of Arkansas and its famous college football team-the Razorbacks. Fayetteville also offers a variety of restaurants, bars, fun-filled nightlife and entertainment at the WALTON ART CENTER.



Located at the foot of the Ozarks; the Bentonville area offers a wide range of outdoor activities. From being a well-known fishing destination to numerous trails designed to test the most avid mountain biker, a wide array of golf courses, lakes, and parks, the beauty of Northwest Arkansas’ landscape is just steps from our front door.

For more insider recommendations or driving directions, please feel free to contact our front desk team by dialing “O” from your in-room phone.

Explore 21c

At 21c, art is an unexpected encounter, a new idea, and a starting point for lively conversation. It is around every corner •• in the elevators, hallways, landings, public restrooms, and The Hive’s dining room and bar + lounge. Installations flow onto the city sidewalk, engaging guests and passerby’s alike. 21c believes art can and should be part of daily life, rather than something that can only be seen on a planned trip to a formal institution. During your visit, we invite you to discover and explore the exhibitions. The Museum is free and open to the public 24/7. Popular site•specific works and exhibitions include:


The Green Penguin flock was created by Cracking Art, a collective of artists who inspire people to consider art simultaneously fun and thought-provoking. Sculpted from recycled plastic, the fleet of 4-foot birds serves as a playful reminder of the importance of sustainability and environmental conservation. The sculptures migrate throughout 21c each day and night.


Available on all guest room televisions, 21c’s Video Art Channel features a rotating exhibition of video art by moving image pioneers such as Burt Barr, Abbas Kiarostami, and Bill Viola. Features change regularly and include highlights like In Frame, the documentary following 21c fo-founder Steve Wilson.


An international collection of sculpture, painting, wallpaper,  installation  and new media art, OUTSI DE\IN is integrated into a variety of spaces around and within the building, responding to both the architecture and to the surrounding environment. Commissioned and selected for 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, the works reference nature’s forms and elements echo architect Deborah Berke’s light-filled design, heightening visitors’ perceptions of their environs and of worlds beyond. Works include:


The Tree of 40 Fruits is quite literally a fruit tree that will grow forty varieties of fruit from the family of stone fruits, including peach, plum, apricot, nectarine, cherry and the hybrid species therein. Blossoming in variegated tones of white and pink in early spring, and burdened by fruit in late summer this work draws its significance from the number forty. Found throughout history and in particular in western religious texts, the number forty symbolizes the innumerable, a bounty beyond calculation.


Orange Tree, Alexandre Arrechea’s large scale sculpture of a metal tree sprouting basketball hoops and surrounded by basketballs, is a sculptural exploration of the relationship between sports and urban street culture. Referencing found objects, architecture, nature, and imagery from popular culture, Arrechea creates work that is engaging and provocative, accessible, and profound.


Mattia Bonetti was born in Lugano, Switzerland, in 1952, and currently lives and works in Paris. He received formal training as a designer at the Centro Scolastico per l’lndustria Artistica in Lugano. After moving to Paris in 1973, he worked as a textile designer, style consultant, and art photographer.


Referencing paper currency in shape and design, Chris Doyle’s Unfolded belongs to the same body of work as Waste Generation (2010), the animation featured in the Video Lounge as part of the inaugural exhibition,

Hybridity: The New Frontier. Waste_Generation charts the cyclical evolution of paper, from tree to pulp to paper to currency and beyond.


Istanbul based artist Serkan Ozkaya’s A Sudden Gust of Wind in Bentonville is comprised of 400 sheets of metal that emulate a scattered stack of 8.5″ x 11″ papers, frozen in motion across the ceiling and descending in a looping, funnel formation to the floor. Alluding to the beauty found in the moments or seconds between action and destruction, control and chaos,  A Sudden  Gust of Wind in Bentonville is one of a series of related installations referencing older artworks of the same title.


In Hide and Seek, the glass drawing of a forest is made up of large digitally rendered trees, which grow more and more transparent as they recede. The darker trees in the foreground create areas in which people can hide completely from the outside world, while the more transparent background trees and foggy areas transform him or her from a viewer into an object being viewed. This boundary is constantly crossed as patrons walk through space, passing by and through trees of varying opacities.


This interactive sculpture by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde is a smart wall composed of hundreds of ventilators that respond to passing visitors. By walking and interacting with its surface, the viewer triggers the emergence of an elusive landscape created out of transparent fields and artificial winds.


Rob Wynne was born in 1950 in New York, where he currently lives and works. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (2008); JGM. Galerie, Paris, France (2008); Craig Starr Associates, New York, NY (2006); and Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva, Switzerland (2001).

Learn more about these works and Current Exhibitions at

21c Museum

 As North America’s first museum devoted solely to the art of the 21st century, 21c Museum is committed to featuring a rotating program of thought-provoking solo and group shows that reflect the global nature of art today, as well as site-specific, commissioned installations.

Emerging artists alongside acclaimed international artists are featured,  including video artists Bill Viola and Tony Oursler, photographers Andres Serrano, Sam Taylor Wood, and David Leventhal, sculptors Yinka Shonibare and Judy Fox,  and multimedia artists Chuck Close, Alfredo Jaar, and Kara Walker.

As part of our commitment to bringing innovative art and ideas to the public, 21c is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With 12,000 square feet of space dedicated to exhibiting the art of the 21st century, 21c Museum Bentonville looks forward to hosting an exciting program of special exhibitions and free events, led by Chief Curator and Director of Art Programming Alice Gray Stites in collaboration with founders Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson.

Learn more at

Ready to explore? Scan the QR code below to access our Museum Scavenger Hunt.

In-room Guide

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21c VIDEO ART                             35 LIFETIME                                                       63 SYFY

3 TBS                                                36 E!                                                                      65 COMEDY

4 CW                                                 37 MTV                                                                  75  NAT GEO

5 CBS                                                38 VH1                                                                   77 SEC NET

7 ABC                                                40 CMT                                                                 78 SEC 2

8 FOX                                               41 ANIMAL PLANET                                          79 GOLF

9 NBC                                               42 DISNEY                                                             82 FOX BUSINESS

13 PBS                                               43 TV LAND

18 HBO                                              44 NICK

19 SHOWTIME                                49 HGTV

23 USA                                               50 TRUTV

24 ESPN 2                                          51 FOX NEWS

25 ESPN                                             52 ABC FAM

26 FX                                                   53 CARTOON

28 DISCOVERY                                54 FOOD

29 TNT                                                55 HISTORY

30 A&E                                                 56 BET

31 AMC                                                 57 MSNBC

32 CNN                                                60 FS1

33 CNBC                                              61 SPIKE

34 WEATHER                                      62 BRAVO


Audiophiles rejoice!  Your room is equipped with an iPod DOCKING STATION. Plugin and rock on! (If you need assistance with the docking station grab the nearest hipster tween or, in their absence, simply dial “0” from your in-room phone and our front desk team can happily assist.)


Need to make a call? Use your IN-ROOM PHONE for:

Voicemail: Press the voicemail button on the phone or dial 6363 Room to Room calls: 5 + Room Number

Local calls: Dial 9 + Number

Toll Free calls: Dial 9 + 1 + Number Emergency calls: 9 +911

Wake Up calls: Press the Wake-Up button; follow the prompts to set preferred time Usage fees will apply for:

Long-distance calls: Dial 9 + 1 + Area Code + Number

International calls: Dial 9 + 011 + Country Code + City Code + Number

Midnight munchies? The front desk has some snacks and drinks options available

21c Amenities

More than simply a place to spend the night, 21c is an authentic experience. If there is anything you need during your stay, please don’t hesitate to dial “O” or stop by the front desk. Our team is always ready to help and eager to make your visit as memorable and unique as 21c itself.

Traveling with a laptop? Your room is equipped with secure, COMPLIMENTARY WiFi. The front desk team can provide you with login information

21c offers all hotel guests complimentary access to our FITNESS CENTER. It is equipped with cardiovascular equipment, circuit strength training equipment, and free weights. The center is open 24/7 for your convenience and is located on the first floor of the hotel.

Our BUSINESS CENTER is located on the first floor and is open 24/7 for your convenience. The use of our computers with high-speed internet and printers is complimentary for hotel guests. Need copies made or faxes sent? Our front desk team is happy to assist you.

During your stay, HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES will be provided every third day.  Should you have any specific requests or needs, please contact our front desk team at extension “0.”

For your convenience, LAUNDRY SERVICE is available. Laundry bags and tickets are located in your guest room closet. For urgent requests, please contact the front desk for assistance.

An IN-ROOM SAFE is available for the security of any valuables. Please contact the front desk team if you need safe operation assistance.

Hosting an event or meeting? Let us wow your guests. With over 12,000 square feet of EVENT  SPACE,  21c can accommodate parties that range from intimate gatherings of 10 to rocking receptions for 300 guests. Contact the Events Team at extension  “6517”  to learn more.

21c Amenities

Want to bring Fido along on your next visit? 21c is a PET-FRIENDLY HOTEL. Ask the front desk for details on our pet policy and special pooch amenities.

Thirsty? You’re in luck. Guests 21 years and older have PRIVATE CLUB MEMBERSHIP. In accordance with the laws of the state of Arkansas and Benton County, 21c Club, Inc. leases space within 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, in which it operates a private club. The club holds an Alcoholic  Beverage  Permit from the state of Arkansas, pursuant to which it provides club members with spirituous liquors. By the drink, for on-premises consumption. All persons over the age of 21 who register as guests of 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville are granted membership in the club and may acquire spirituous liquors while on hotel premises.

Give the gift of discovery with GIFT CERTIFICATES to 21c and The Hive. Cards are available in any denomination. Shop online at anytime or stop by the front desk to place your order.

Want to take the spirit of 21c home? Whether it’s your own piece of Green Penguin paraphernalia or the Malin+Goetz bath amenities, the 21c MUSEUM SHOP offers a wide range of unique items chosen to create a lasting impression of the 21c experience. Located off the lobby near our A Street entrance, the Museum Shop is open daily 7am – 11pm.

Prefer to shop in your skivvies? We won’t tell. Visit the online SHOP@21c for the latest crop of inspired items, chosen to capture the distinctive style of 21c. Check regularly as new items are added often.

Our CHECKOUT time is 11am. Requests for late checkout can be directed to the front desk by dialing “O” from your in•room phone. Requests are subject to availability and may incur an additional charge. If you need assistance with your luggage, please call extension “O”.

But before you go, CONNECT WITH 21c. Find us online:

  • LIKE: com/21cMuseumHotelsBentonville &
  •  FOLLOW: @thehivebentonville and @21cbentonville

Dining at 21c


Under the direction of executive chef and Arkansas native Matthew McClure, The Hive pays tribute to the High South while articulating McClure’s approach to refined country cuisine. During his tenure at The Hive, McClure has been named the winner of FOOD + WINE The People’s Best New Chef award in the Midwest region and is also a 6 time James Beard Foundation Best Chef Semifinalist. The Hive, designed by Deborah Berke Partners, is a communal gathering place for diners to meet and connect with one another in Bentonville.


Southern Living:  One of the 100 Best Restaurants in the South            

Southern Living: Best New Bars 2014

Arkansas Times: Best New Restaurant 2014 Reader’s Choice

Arkansas Times: Best Restaurant (state) 2014 Reader’s Choice Arkansas Times: Best Restaurant (state) 2015 Reader’s Choice

James Beard Awards: 7 time Best Chef Semifinalist — Matthew McClure

In-Room Dining is available during restaurant hours only.  View menus by following this link.

21c Strives to be Green

21c doesn’t just consider “going green” to be a smart move; we believe it’s necessary for our future. Faced with ever•expanding suburban sprawl, 21c founders Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson hoped to invigorate downtown, bringing life back  to  the urban center. Each day the 21c Museum seeks to enrich our community through the encouragement of open and creative expression of all art forms. 21c Museum Hotel and The Hive strive to sustain that same community through eco•friendly  practices and environmental awareness. Our approach is quite simple: Always strive to be green. Highlights of our eco•friendly practices include:


  • All cardboard, paper, glass, aluminum, tin can and plastic waste is
  • Each ton of office paper we recycle saves 17 trees, 7000 gallons of water, and 60 pounds of air pollutants from being
  • All ink cartridges are recycled. CONSERVATION
  • Construction incorporated green building practices and the design highlights natural light and sustainable materials, such as the local stone in the exterior benches.
  • Guest rooms have automated energy management occupancy sensors and individual watersource heatpumps for optimized control of HVAC. Energy efficient lighting and dual flush toilets are also standard in•room
  • Our opt•in linen reuse program helps to conserve energy and water, while blackout shades reduce HVAC
  • Low flow nozzles on dishwashers and utility sinks help reduce water
  • Energy efficiency HVAC strategies were implemented throughout the building. CARBON FOOTPRINT REDUCTION
  • Chef Matthew McClure’s commitment to building strong relationships with local purveyors is at the heart of The Hive’s
  • Bicycle racks and lockers and complimentary cruiser bicycles are available for guest use. Bike valet is offered and bike rentals are available through a local bike shop. Teammates are encouraged to use alternative
  • Low fume paints are used whenever
  • Our team frequently utilizes sustainable products. From the vintage lobby sofa to biodegradable carry-out containers, eco-friendly alternatives are part of daily lifeat21c.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our green practices, please don’t hesitate to email us at We look forward to an open dialogue as we work together to strive to be green.

21c Safety


To improve indoor air quality and for the health and safety of our guests and team, 21c is a Smoke-Free Hotel. Guests wishing to smoke can do so outside on the sidewalk. A fee of $250  will be assessed to any room in which signs or smells of smoking are around.


  • Please refer to the map on the back of your room door to familiarize yourself with the nearest emergency
  • For the health and safety of all our guests and teammates, please regard all alarms as “the REAL thing.” Please stay calm and cooperate with our team while we work to ensure your
  • During alarms, please do not attempt to use the elevator. Make your way to the nearest stairwell and exit the


  • If a fire breaks out in your room, immediately exit your room and close the door behind you to keep the hall clear of smoke and fire. Activate the nearest alarm pull station. Report the situation to the front desk team immediately.
  • If a fire breaks out in another part of the building, you may be roused by the fire alarm signal, voice announcements over the PA system, shouting in the corridor, a phone call, or by the sound of sirens outside. Stay calm. Check your door for heat before
  • If hot, remain in the room and seal the door with wet towels and vent other openings. Alert the front desk
  • If cool, exit the room immediately. Do not attempt to use the elevator. Please use the nearest stairwell to exit and wait for further instruction before returning to your room.


The front desk team will keep up-to-date information on local conditions. Should evacuation of rooms become necessary, the front desk team will provide you with instructions on how to proceed.


Lock yourself in the guestroom and defend yourself against the inevitable horde of zombies. Feel free to use any guestroom items and/or equipment to protect yourself; no damage fees are likely to occur.


Front Desk Dial 0

Fire, Police, EMS Dial 9 + 911 Suicide Crisis Line Dial 9 + 1.888.274.7472

NWA Women’s Shelter Dial 9 +


Drug & Poison Center Dial 9 + 1.800.222.1222

NW Med Center Bville Dial 9 +


Mercy Clinic Pediatrics Dial 9 +


Mercy Convenient Care Dial 9 +


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