Being an art lover, I was delightfully surprised to see that there was a museum/hotel in Oklahoma City and I had to book it! While the 21c hotels have several locations this was my first experience with the brand. From the outside it appears unassuming like a regular downtown factory building; the brick façade has a sign that hints to its past as a Ford Motor Company assembly plant.
When one enters the oversized glass doors under the watchful eye of two purple penguin statues, the space to the right looks like a hall in LACMA and to the left there is a waiting area reminiscent of a hotel. Reception is towards the back of the blissful expanse showcasing contemporary artists such as Enrique Gomez de Molina, Anastasia Schipani, and Kate Clark as you enter.
The staff greeted me warmly and I was assigned a 2nd floor king room. On the walk to the elevators you pass between 14 small tvs with individuals waiting lounging or sleeping but instead of the expected sounds you hear different kinds of birdsongs, this installation by Marcus Coasts explores the intersection of nature and mysticism, I honestly found this to be a bit creepy mostly due to the subjects in the videos lack of expression.
After exiting the elevator on floor 2, I was again immersed in a museum with larger-than-life sculptures to my left and arrow lights to my right pointing up in multiple directions looking like they shot up through the floor below (Sutton Bres Culler, artists). *featured image
I unlocked my hotel room and was greeted by expansive windows along the whole back wall that lit up the space. I had a nice seating/ TV area desk and a King size bed all in a modern industrial style. The bathroom, despite not having natural light, was very well lit and I love that they had full size Malin + Goetz bath amenities which I love because its eco-friendly and the scents were great. My room even had an original art tapestry to decorate the seating area.
21c was an easy walking distance to The Jones which was a fun restaurant/ bar, with live music! The buddha bowl was very good and I saw the pizzas looked amazing too. If you are a froze’ fan they have a couple on the menu to sip.
On site restaurant Mary Eddy’s had a fun atmosphere with green velvet seating and large chandeliers for decoration, this pescatarian had a delicious green salad and a fancy macaroni and cheese.
The on location Bodega pool, passing by anytime 12-6 this pool was bumping!
What I loved most: Size of Room, Bathroom lighting, layout and amenities, tech, style, Pet friendly
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