Having Mastered the Summer Rental, the Hamptons Tries Hotels
The deluxe queen room at Ruschmeyer's hotel in Montauk, N.Y. Screen shot / Ruschmeyer's
With only a short history of hotel hospitality, the Hamptons’ upscale lodgings yet to demonstratethat they have what it takes to deliver the level of service and expertise that their high prices demand.
Excerpt from Wall Street Journal
A chronic shortage of über-luxury hotel rooms has plagued the Hamptons for generations, narrowing the lodging options for affluent guests who often have to bed down in hoary motels, weather-beaten inns and threadbare if charming B&Bs.
But over the past couple of seasons, the masseuse-on-demand, cater-to-your-every-whim hospitality culture—long taken for granted by resort-goers from Palm Beach to Palm Springs—has begun to check in on the East End of Long Island.
The postrecessionary hotel market has been churning at the high end with over a dozen recent openings and re-openings, expansions and renovations, asset sales and rebranding efforts sweeping across Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor and out to Montauk.