Created with the idea of putting “a bed in an art gallery”, H12 is a global collection of art and lifestyle hotels. H12 works with a concept story of 12 local and international artists for each of its iconic properties to create a “Glocal” atmosphere and a stimulating experience. The number 12 also represents the hours of the day and night, months in the year and the eastern and western zodiac signs, with the”H” in H12 a symbol of the passionate heart of a host who makes friends out of guests. They aim to create happy, humble, hugging, healthy, humorous, homemade and hip experiences.
Sleeping in an art gallery
Picasso says, “There is the artist that makes a yellow spot out of the sun, but there is also the artist that creates the sun out of a yellow spot”.
The H12 hotel is an artistic hub that features 12 main artists. Every hotel doubles as an art gallery, featuring various global and local artists. Their “Artist in Residence” program allows guests the opportunity to directly watch, communicate, and sometimes participate in the creative process!
Opened in 2012, H12original is located in Carinthia, Austria at 1750 meters above sea level, right next to 63 kilometers of powdery ski slopes.
Door art includes a rat printed on foil paper by the Austrian artist Robert Roubin and the image of a Black Sheep surrounded by sheep’s wool by Rupert Gredler. Chinese artist Xie Aige designed the rooster zodiac sign and opted for a resin sculpture located at the door of one of the two panorama suites. The second panorama suite features a 3D metal horse shoe, representing the zodiac of the horse as well as an Austrian good luck symbol, by feature artist Walter J. Junger, father of the brand founder.
In total, the hotel features over 130 contemporary art pieces from a private collection of Chinese peasant paintings to a 3 meter, 1 ton stainless steel sculpture of Ren Zhe, the leading Chinese sculptor. German Times Magazine commented that “this small boutique hotel in the Alps, has the leading art collection of any hotel in Europe”.
For more details, visit plateno-group.com/en/group/h-12.