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At This Time, a 20 foot-tall sculpture created by the artist Kaws situated at the Hamilton Princess, was highlighted in a Vanity Fair UK article (Photograph supplied)

A Bermuda resort was highlighted for its artistic flair in the most popular section of a top international lifestyle magazine.

The Hamilton Princess and Beach Club was the subject of a four-page spread written by Michelle Jana Chan, the travel editor for the United Kingdom’s Vanity Fair.

Ms Chan wrote: “What’s striking is not only the concentration of art, but how it immerses us all, this throng of visitors, who are waiting, chatting, milling, scrolling.

“I feel like we’re swimming, and instead of water, it’s the art that is swirling around us, slipping between us, rippling against us.”

A 43 foot-long mural painted by Julian Opie at the Hamilton Princess was highlighted in a Vanity Fair UK article (Photograph supplied)

The article, which was published on Saturday, highlights the collection of modern art curated on the resort grounds by the Green family, who owns the hotel.

It also features photographs from Nhuri Bashir, a Bermudian photographer with the local production group Burnt House Productions.

Mr Bashir admitted that he was “both excited and a little intimidated” when he was approached by Vanity Fair to photograph the Hamilton Princess because of their prestigious standing.

He added: “It is a privilege to be featured in Vanity Fair, showcasing some of the best of Bermuda, and to create some beautiful imagery while learning so much about some of the art greats.

“Like so many people, I hadn’t realised just how vast the collection of incredible art on the hotel’s walls was and it was easy to be inspired by some of my favourite artists such as Julian Opie and Yoshitomo Nara.”

The article was not the first time Ms Chan spotlighted the island – she previously noted Bermuda as an “ideal destinations” during the coronavirus pandemic in her article with The Telegraph published in December last year.

The printed version of Vanity Fair has a readership of 165,000 in the UK, while its website receives about 3.2 million visitors a month.

Tim Morrison, the general manager at the Hamilton Princess, said: “We are ecstatic to have Hamilton Princess & Beach Club featured in one of the world’s most famous magazines.

“As the world slowly recovers from the pandemic and people begin to daydream about the holidays the future holds, we think this places Bermuda at the forefront of people’s imaginations.”

He added: “We take enormous pride in the hotel’s extraordinary collection of modern art and this piece in Vanity Fair is a wonderful reminder for us to really appreciate what we have available to us to see on island.

“We hope that members of the public who stop by the hotel – whether it’s for Crown & Anchor, The Duchess, Exhale Spa or even a staycation – take a moment to immerse themselves in the art, too.”

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Published March 09, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated March 08, 2021 at 6:10 pm)

Vanity Fair highlights Hamilton Princess art collection

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