21c Museum Hotels were launched in 2006 by philanthropists and art collectors Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson.
21c Museum is North America’s only museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art of the 21st century. The museum is open free of charge 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The art museum co-habits with a boutique hotel and chef-driven restaurant. Basically you get to sleep at a contemporary art museum.
There are now six 21C Museum Hotels in a variety of US cities with more planned to be developed in the future.
The short video interview with the founders is really worth having a look at. They are a fascinating and inspiring couple.