Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City
What it is
An art museum-and-hotel mashup, with 135 rooms inspired by Soho lofts, a spa, and a sceney restaurant tucked inside a former Model T showroom.
What it isn't
A faux museum. The art is as worthy as it comes; current works on view in and around the 14,000-square-foot exhibition space include a towering 16-foot-tall steel tree that releases occasional bursts of mist onto Main Street.
What we think
Art fiends, start your engines—literally. This hotel is housed within a onetime Ford Motor Company assembly plant, and it shows. Each guest room is ultra spacious, starting at a whopping 405 square feet, and has industrial steel windows that span the length of the room and modernist interiors (dotted with original art, of course) designed by New York firm Deborah Berke Partners. Need to spread out even more? We love the Luxury Loft Suite, at up to 1,105-square-feet, with a soaking tub in the wet room, fully separate living room, and all the usual 21C niceties, like Nespresso coffee machines and Malin + Goetz toiletries.
You're here because
You always get a little sore after a flight, and the on-site spa offers everything from sports to Swedish massages.
Curled up in a channeled velvet corner banquette at Mary Eddy’s Kitchen and Lounge, tucked inside a 1916 Model T showroom, you feel like you’re in LA or New York. But one sip of your Model T cocktail, with gin, soda, lime and a housemade tonic with activated charcoal, you realize something: you don’t want to be anywhere but here.
Restaurants & Bars
Gray & Dudley - Nashville comfort food
Edging Oklahoma City’s ultra hip Arts District, just a couple blocks from Bad Axe Throwing and the Civic Center Music Hall, built in 1937 and still a gleaming ode to Art Deco architecture.