Topping Rose House
1 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
The opening of Topping Rose House proves that the Hamptons is as much a year-round destination as a it is a summer hotspot. Architect Roger Ferris has restored the existing Greek revival-style mansion and created 22 suites, cottages and studios along with outdoor spaces, a stunning pool area adjacent to a pear orchard and a Naturopathica spa for owners Bill Campbell and Simon Critchell along with celebrity chef Tom Colicchio (who runs the food and beverage program at the property).
Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk
New York designer Michael Kramer has energized the once-tired Gurney’s Inn in Montauk. The $5 million renovation includes 38 brand new guest rooms and 71 refurbished rooms, suites and cottages and a completely revamped food and beverage program helmed by hospitality guru Jennifer Oz LeRoy and Executive Chef Seth Levine. A makeover of the Beach Club at Gurney’s—complete with day beds, a new beachfront restaurant and bar and Beach Concierge—a new sand-filtered salt water pool (the only one in North America) and a 30,000-square-foot spa with 40 treatment rooms round out the exciting new offerings.
Inn at Windmill Lane
23 Windmill Lane, Amagansett
Amagansett’s homey, tranquil Inn at Windmill Lane has opened the 21 House, a four-bedroom cottage located just off the main house. The interior was outfitted with handmade Carrera marble tiles, custom-milled wood flooring and four wood-burning fireplaces. Bonus: This $4,900 a night (with a week-long minimum stay) home-away-from-home has a basement level gym and private spa.
Montauk Beach House
55 South Elmwood Avenue
The easternmost town on Long Island has come a long way from its days as a sleepy fishing village. The Montauk Beach House, a new Euro-chic, members-only resort, boasts 33 rooms, two pools, a beach club and 120 cabana beds—in addition to a café, a bar, restaurants and a fleet of vintage Vespas. “It’s like someone’s house—a little microorganism. Ibiza meets Montauk meets Soho House,” says owner Chris Jones
35 Shore Road, Shelter Island
This idyllic retreat away from the crush of the mainland offers 20 simply appointed guest suites (with private sun decks) and a lively beach-side French bistro restaurant. The former motel, which was renovated by hotelier Andre Balazs, sits on the Shelter Island Sound on Crescent Beach, which makes for a beautiful setting and an especially scenic sunset (preferably enjoyed with a crisp, cool glass of rosé).
207 Main Street, East Hampton
Swedish hotelier Jenny Ljungberg revamped the original 1740 structure and turned it into a free-spirited and cozy property in 2009. The Living Room restaurant, which espouses the slow food movement, is led by chef Mathias Brogie and offers Scandanavian style cooking with simply prepared, seasonal ingredients. The 19 modern guest rooms feature super luxe Hästens mattresses and espouse the same modern Swedish aesthetic. Special features like the use of the property’s Swedish Kronan bikes and complimentary yoga in the garden make this a premier full-service hotel in the Hamptons.