21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City has been named to Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2017 It List of Best New Hotels Around the World. Selected by Travel + Leisure editors, the 2017 It List features 44 of the best new and radically redone hotels and resorts around the world of the past year. The 2017 It List is featured online and in the March issue of Travel + Leisure magazine.
The list highlights 21c Oklahoma City as one of just 11 U.S. properties, “With more than 14,000 feet of exhibition space, this boutique hotel in the century-old Model T Ford plant has filled the city’s void for an artsy place to stay. And since the galleries, lounge, and restaurant have taken off with locals, it has an energy that doesn’t wane midweek.”
“It is an honor to be included among some of the most buzzed about hotels in the U.S., from The Beekman in New York City to Viceroy L’Ermitage in Beverly Hills. The Oklahoma City community has welcomed 21c with open arms. We are happy to be a part of the revitalization efforts occurring throughout the city,” said Matt Cowden, General Manager at 21c Oklahoma City.
21c Oklahoma City, located at 900 W Main Street, is a testament to the mission of 21c – engaging the public with contemporary art and supporting the revitalization of American downtowns. As a combination boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and chef-driven restaurant, the historic Ford Motor Company Manufacturing Building is bringing new life to the western edge of Downtown OKC, and ongoing development in the area will continue to make the area more inviting and engaging in the coming years.
Events and community programming such as the upcoming monthly film series, Filmography, in partnership with deadCenter Films and the Oklahoma City Film Society, the ongoing Elevate program, featuring regional artists on guest room floors, and Barre3 with Art each second Saturday of the month, have engaged the creative community of Oklahoma City.
“21c and Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge have really become a hub for local gatherings and celebrations,” said Cowden. “We look forward to summer nights in the Train Shed and a monthly dinner series where guest brewers, distillers and winemakers collaborate to make special pairings for dinner menus prepared by executive chef Jason Campbell.”