20 Weekend Getaways at Repurposed Hotels

Without Sacrificing Luxury



A hundred fifty years ago, factories and public buildings were built out of handmade bricks and rough-hewn granite; utilitarian for the times, but considered works of art now. In the 1960s, many of these beautiful structures were blasted into oblivion and replaced with uninspiring urban renewal projects, and the trend would have continued had historic preservationists not stepped in to halt the destruction. But what to do with these magnificent empty buildings? Readapt them to fit the current interest in destination hotels. For luxury vacationers these days, cookie-cutter is out and one-of-a-kind is in.

And so this year’s fall travel feature presents those buildings with interesting, idiosyncratic, or industrial former lives, polished and luxed-up for sophisticated travelers. Also included on this list are iconic hotels and resorts, beloved by generations of travelers, which have reopened after years of renovations.

HOTEL PALOMAR PHILADELPIA
117 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA
HOTEL PROVIDENCE
139 Mathewson St, Providence, RI
HOTEL ZERO DEGREES
909 Washington Blvd, Stamford, CT

LEDGES HOTEL
119 Falls Ave, Hawley, PA


DIAMOND MILLS HOTEL & TAVERN
25 S Partition St, Saugerties, NY


HYATT REGENCY GREENWICH
1800 E Putnam Ave, Old Greenwich, CT


BEAR MOUNTAIN INN
55 Hessian Dr, Bear Mountain, NY

THE LORD JEFFERY INN
30 Boltwood Ave, Amherst, MA
THE EMPIRE HOTEL
44 W 63rd St, New York, NY
WEEKAPAUG INN
25 Spray Rock Rd, Westerly, RI
THE LATHAM HOTEL
135 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA
WOODS HOLE INN
28 Water St, Woods Hole, MA
THE ATTWATER
22 Liberty St, Newport, RI
THE RHINECLIFF
4 Grinnell St, Rhinecliff, NY
OHEKA CASTLE
135 W Gate Dr, Huntington, NY
KEMBLE INN
2 Kemble St, Lenox, MA
MOUNT MERINO MANOR
4317 New York 23, Hudson, NY
THE KENDALL HOTEL AT THE ENGINE 7 FIREHOUSE
350 Main St, Cambridge, MA
LANCASTER MARRIOTT AT PENN SQUARE AND LANCASTER COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER
25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA
CORK FACTORY HOTEL AT URBAN PLACE
480 New Holland Ave Ste 3000, Lancaster, PA