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These art-filled hotels could moonlight as museums

This summer, if you’re looking for a weekend escape that doesn’t skimp on culture, consider these six hotels. They’re easy to get to — but more to the point, they’re all within reach of world-class art and hang it proudly on their walls.

Hamilton Princess
Bermuda (from $629)

Hop a 2-hour-ish flight, breeze through customs, and soon you’ll saunter into the soaring Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club under the watchful eye of Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol — just two of the contemporary artists in the owners’ staggering collection. As the newly renovated, Fairmont-managed “Pink Palace” gears up for its 135th anniversary next year, it has also unveiled an Exhale spa and a Marcus Samuelsson restaurant.

Tourists
North Adams, Mass. (from $199)

The Chime Chapel enlivens the Berkshires’ Tourists hotel.
The Chime Chapel enlivens the Berkshires’ Tourists hotel.Peter Crosby

Modernized motels are all the rage right now, and one of the newest is Tourists, a 48-room Berkshires retreat near the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA). In addition to airy, white-and-wood interiors, Dornbracht bathroom fixtures and a saltwater pool, the hotel has an Arts & Adventure coordinator who oversees cultural packages. Catch Solid Sound, Wilco’s biennial festival at MASS MoCA, at the end of June; the band’s bassist, John Stirratt, is a partner of Tourists.

Ocean House
Watch Hill, RI (from $775)

Lisa Szaro heads up art education at Rhode Island’s Ocean House, which displays panels by “Madeline” illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans.
Lisa Szaro heads up art education at Rhode Island’s Ocean House, which displays panels by “Madeline” illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans.Chip Riegel

Channel your inner aristocrat — or your inner Taylor Swift, who owns a $17 million mansion nearby — at Ocean House. The Relais & Châteaux hotel reopened in 2010 after a $140 million renovation that added a restaurant (with an epic Sunday jazz brunch) and a 12,000-square-foot spa. There’s also a 250-piece art collection with work by Ludwig Bemelmans that includes his original illustrations from the famous “Madeline” children’s books.

Delamar Southport
Southport, Conn. (from $229)

The Delamar Southport is peppered with local art.

The Delamar Southport is peppered with local art.
Delamar

Get your fix of New England charm in this picturesque getaway 90 minutes from Grand Central. Located within walking distance of the Metro-North station, Delamar has local art (available for purchase) scattered throughout its public spaces and guest rooms. Additionally, the hotel’s Connecticut Art Trail Package includes passes to the Fairfield University Art Museum, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and other area spots.

The Wauwinet
Nantucket, Mass. (from $225)

Equine sculpture at the Wauwinet.
Equine sculpture at the Wauwinet.Nantucket Island Resort

The Wauwinet, a historic Nantucket Island Resorts inn, reopened in April after a multimillion-dollar renovation that refreshed the lobby, library and 32 guest rooms (including a three-bedroom cottage bedecked with Serena & Lily textiles and furniture). The owners’ art is arranged by theme (nautical, nature, landscapes) throughout the public spaces. In the lobby, a trompe l’oeil work by Massachusetts-based artist Sue Connell fools the eye into thinking you’re standing on a rug — in fact, it’s a piece of fine art that’s been hand-painted on the floor.

Fitler Club
Philadelphia, Pa. (from $400)

If Soho House, WeWork, NeueHouse and Equinox Hotels birthed a child, it might look something like Fitler Club, a private members’ club with a 14-room hotel. In addition to food by acclaimed Philly chef Marc Vetri, a 25,000-square-foot gym and spa, and a communal workspace — which guests can access — there are artists’ residencies (in exchange, work displayed throughout the property), pieces from Damien Hirst and Charles Gaines, and a miniature on-site gallery.

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