The views at New York City hotels often extend to what\u2019s on display inside their rooms and in common spaces. NYC houses several art hotels featuring works by the likes of contemporary luminaries such as Chuck Close, Alex Katz and Lee Quinones. Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn-based artist Rachel Mica Weiss\u2019 \u201cUnbounded\u201d is displayed prominently in the lobby of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. As the hotel\u2019s website notes, the 6,000 pounds of obsidian rocks tied together with rust-coloured rope \u201cprompts the viewer to consider both natural and manmade influences on the area\u201d; similarly, this luxurious, eco-conscious hotel utilises greenery native to the region and industrial-steel and reclaimed-wood accents. Hotel 50 Bowery NYC, Chinatown, Manhattan This newcomer to Manhattan\u2019s Chinatown offer rooms outfitted with bath amenities by design guru Jonathan Adler; dining experiences from the Three Kings Restaurant Group, which includes notable chef Dale Talde; and artwork throughout the hotel. As befits its location, 50 Bowery also has a partnership with the Museum of Chinese in America, which curates the pieces seen in the hotel\u2019s second-floor gallery space. Chambers Hotel, Midtown West, Manhattan The Chambers emphasises urban sophistication in its ultramodern design. The midtown hotel has a collection of more than 500 original works of art in its guest rooms and common areas. Among the artists showcased are film director John Waters, Bob and Roberta Smith and Kiki Seror, whose piece incorporates text from online chat rooms rendered in backlit 3D neon graphics. The design touches offer visitors a unique experience, as do the hotel\u2019s loft-style rooms, some with private balconies, and the in-house dining options. Hilton Garden Inn New York\/Staten Island Located on 415 acres of preserved woodland, the Hilton Garden Inn New York\/Staten Island provides guests with an artistic escape. Hoteliers Richard and Lois Nicotra have curated an extensive collection of artworks inside the hotel, as well as on its grounds, like \u201cWe Waste No Time at All,\u201d by Israel-based artist Leon Bronstein. Among the other amenities are Lorenzo\u2019s Restaurant, Bar & Cabaret, serving American and Italian cuisine, and Above Rooftop, a club and event space that offers views of the Manhattan skyline. Hotel Indigo Lower East Side New York Hotel Indigo abounds with area-appropriate artwork, including pieces by Lee Quinones, the famed NYC street artist who exhibits internationally. Quinones is responsible for the mural here \u2013 actually the ceiling of the hotel\u2019s 14th-floor lobby \u2013 which includes references to Lower East Side art stars like Maripol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and local fixture Adam Purple, whose activism came to characterise the neighbourhood\u2019s independent spirit. Langham Place, New York, Fifth Avenue, Manhattan Artworks by contemporary American master Alex Katz are on permanent display at this luxurious midtown hotel. The US$ 2 million collection includes 11 originals along with 229 reprints. The sophistication is in keeping with Langham Place\u2019s other features: marble-clad bathrooms with rainfall showers; Chuan Body + Soul, a spa offering a wide range of treatments influenced by Chinese traditions; and Ai Fiori, chef Michael White\u2019s Michelin-starred restaurant, which focuses on the cuisine of the French and Italian Riviera. Nu Hotel, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn The loftlike rooms at Nu Hotel proved to be ideal canvases for inspired murals \u2013 and a number of area artists rose to the occasion. Stencil works from Icy and Sot have adorned galleries in Iran, Germany, China and Norway and across the United States. The street-style feel is in line with the hotel\u2019s other hip details, including select rooms with bunk beds or hammocks and minibars stocked with locally produced refreshments. Ground-floor restaurant Misdemeanor serves snacks from similarly local establishments. Smyth, a Thompson Hotel, Tribeca, Manhattan Boutique downtown hotel Smyth has a warm ambience, courtesy of Soho-based design firm Gachot Studios. Smyth\u2019s ground-floor Living Room space features, among other chic elements, \u201cUntitled\u201d by Raymond Pettibon \u2013 the renowned artist who was the subject of a massive retrospective at the New Museum on the Bowery. The hotel\u2019s cosmopolitan cool extends to its 100 rooms and suites. Chef Andrew Carmellini\u2019s Little Park serves seasonal fare, and the Evening Bar\u2019s cocktail menu draws from artisanal distilleries. The Surrey, Upper East Side, Manhattan The upscale hotel\u2019s art programme including a portrait of Kate Moss, located near the elevators, by noted NYC artist Chuck Close. Among The Surrey\u2019s other pieces are works by the likes of Jenny Holzer, Claes Oldenburg, Richard Serra and Cecily Brown. In addition, guests can expect luxurious touches like Pratesi robes, bath products by Diptyque made specially for the hotel, and access to Bobbin bikes for excursions around the Upper East Side and to nearby Central Park. The William Vale Hotel, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Williamsburg is synonymous with the city\u2019s up-and-coming culture. The William Vale\u2019s lobby features a sculptural installation: \u201cMannahatta\u201d by Brooklyn-based artist Marela Zacar\u00edas. The colourful piece references both Brooklyn history and the borough\u2019s current status as a hub of art and design. The energy of the work mirrors the hotel\u2019s other offerings, including cuisine by celebrated chef Andrew Carmellini at Leuca and Westlight; rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, each with a balcony; and landscaped outdoor areas, like the pool deck and Vale Park, a 15,000-square-feet elevated promenade that affords fresh-air relaxation.