The human experience known as travel might take place under any number of circumstances. Sometimes it’s an activity intentionally pursued—think vacations, destination weddings or business trips—and sometimes it just happens, incidentally, when we pull into a motel on the way from point A to point B. A good hotel will be designed to accommodate the mindset of the guests for whom it is intended, and hotel art has traditionally been used to help it accomplish that task. When Bob and Martha arrive in matching florals and head straight for their deluxe Mai-Tai Suite, they may not know that this particular roadside inn sits on an estuary, or that the local hot spot is a Domino’s Pizza; in fact, they probably don’t care. So their lodging This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Nine Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 51 Emily Gernild The Danish painter breathing new life into an old medium. Arts & Culture Food Issue 51 Imogen Kwok The artist takes food styling quite literally, creating accessories out of fruits and vegetables. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Close Knit Meet the weavers keeping traditional Egyptian tapestry-making alive. Arts & Culture Issue 50 New Roots The Palestinian agriculture collective sowing seeds of community. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Cult Rooms The history—and future—of Luna Luna Park. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Last Night What did gallerist Selma Modéer Wiking do with her evening?