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June 20, 2012

The Montauk Beach House Opens in the Hamptons

By Ingrid Skjong | Hotel

The Montauk Beach House Opens in the Hamptons
Chris Foster

The town of Montauk—perched on the southeastern tip of Long Island in the Hamptons—has seen a string of casually chic hotels over the last few years. This summer it welcomes The Montauk Beach House, the brainchild of owners Chris Jones and Larry Siedlick, whose hotel and private beach club underwent a $7 million renovation before its debut this month.

The 33 airy guest rooms are steeped in natural light, luxe bedding and an array of amenities. Find Belgian linen drapes, whitewashed oak floors and headboards made from 14-foot-wide reclaimed barn wood in the Whitewater Lofts. Moonlight Suites look out over two swimming pools and have lofty 14-foot ceilings, claw-foot tubs and cast iron beds, and each Whitewater Garden room opens to a 200-square-foot private outdoor garden.

“When guests come to our house, we want them to experience Montauk with a sense of style and surprising delights,” says Jones. “We’re a rather splendid place to stay the night. We’re also an elegant way to spend the day and evening.”

No. 50, the hotel’s private beach and pool club, adds another layer to the experience here (seasonal memberships, $1,100; membership@thembh.com ). Members enjoy comforts such as 120 cabana beds, two pools, a location steps from the beach and a pop-up boutique of women’s wear label Minnie Rose. It also offers access to special services and lineups of curated events that include everything from fashion shows to music performances. But the best part? The Beach House is open through November 1, so the fun needn’t stop after Labor Day. Rooms, from $300; 55 S. Elmwood Ave.; 631-668-2112; thembh.com.