21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City Honored Among World’s Best by Travel + Leisure Readers


Oklahoma City, OK (July 12, 2017) – 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City is among the best hotels in the world, according to Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2017 World’s Best Awards. Selected by Travel + Leisure readers, the 2017 World’s Best Awards feature the greatest islands, cities, hotels, cruise lines, airports and more. The 2017 World’s Best is featured online and in the August 2017 issue of Travel + Leisure magazine.


Among exclusive safari lodges, urban sanctuaries and family-friendly beach resorts, 21c Oklahoma City tied for the 75 spot in the Top 100 Hotels in the World category, one of just 26 in the United States that made the list. The property also claimed the third spot in the Top 15 City Hotels in the Continental United States category.


“21c is more than just a place to spend the night, it is an experience,” said Matt Cowden, General Manager at 21c Oklahoma City, “Guests can discover a creative combination of genuine hospitality, thoughtful design and culinary creativity – all anchored by contemporary art. We’re honored that our guests feel as passionate about these elements as we do.”


Earlier this year, 21c Oklahoma City was named to Travel + Leisure’s 2017 It List of Best New Hotels Around the World. The 2017 It List featured 44 of the best new and radically redone hotels and resorts around the world of the past year.


The World’s Best is a travel awards program run by Travel + Leisure and based on an annual readers’ survey. Designed by the editors of Travel + Leisure magazine, readers rate airlines, airports, car-rental agencies, cities, cruise ships, destination spas, hotels, hotel brands, islands, tour operators and safari outfitters on a number of characteristics. The 2017 survey was open at tlworldsbest.com from November 7, 2016 to March 6, 2017.


21c Oklahoma City rehabilitated the historic Ford Motor Company Manufacturing Building on western edge of Oklahoma City’s Film Row. The 135-room property offers 14,000 square feet of contemporary art exhibition space and interactive site-specific art installations free of charge to the public; and Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge, led by executive chef Jason Campbell.


For more information or to view the full list, visit http://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best.


About 21c Museum Hotel

21c was founded by Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, contemporary art collectors and preservationists who are committed to expanding access to thought-provoking contemporary art. A multi-venue museum, each 21c property features exhibition space open free of charge to the public, combined with a boutique hotel and chef-driven restaurant. 21c presents a range of arts programming curated by Museum Director, Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites, including both solo and group exhibitions that reflect the global nature of art today, as well as site-specific, commissioned installations, and a variety of cultural events. The organization collaborates on arts initiatives with artists and organizations worldwide, including North Carolina Museum of Art, MASS MoCA, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, The Barnes Foundation, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Creative Capital Foundation, and others. Since opening in Louisville, KY in 2006, 21c Museum has presented nearly 100 exhibitions, including Cuba Now!; Alter Ego: A Decade of Work by Anthony Goicolea; Hybridity: The New Frontier; Aftermath: Witnessing War, Countenancing Compassion; Seeing Now; Wild Card: The Art of Michael Combs; Dis-semblance: Projecting and Perceiving Identity; Albano Alfonso: Self-Portrait as Light; Pop Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art; Labor & Materials; Fallen Fruit: The Practices of Everyday Life; The Future is Female; and Truth or Dare: A Reality Show.


For more information visit www.21cMuseumHotels.com