Cape Resorts expands in the Hamptons with the acquisition of The Pridwin, Shelter Island, NY.
NEW YORK, NY – Cape Resorts announces its newest hospitality project in Eastern Long Island with the acquisition of The Pridwin Hotel and Cottages on Shelter Island, NY. The project is a partnership with the Petry family, which has owned and operated the hotel since 1961. Currently undergoing an extensive renovation, the waterfront hotel and its 16 private cottages are scheduled to open the summer of 2022.
Nestled on 7+ acres of Shelter Island’s Crescent Beach overlooking the Shelter Island Sound, the 49-room luxury destination resort will feature several exclusive amenities and facilities, including private beach and pool services, a full-service spa, a 100-seat restaurant, and bicycles for touring nearby shops and attractions.
“Time truly stands still at The Pridwin,” says Curtis Bashaw, CEO of Cape Resorts. “A celebration of tradition and simple pleasures, the property represents everything Cape Resorts honors about authentic and timeless hospitality. Equal parts convivial gathering space and cloistered retreat, The Pridwin is spirit-filled with 96 years of summer traditions just waiting to be built upon. We are thrilled to launch our first full season next month after our top to bottom renovation last year, and are pleased that The Pridwin has retained its charm.”
Upon arrival at The Pridwin, guests are greeted in the lower lobby by a welcoming check-in area, lounge and adjacent ‘history hall’ that features archival photographs, property signage, room keys and hotel mementos from the past nine decades. Offset from the main foyer is Edie’s, a sundries shop named after former Pridwin matriarch Edie Petry, as well as a dedicated game room, fitness space and The Spa which houses three intimate treatment rooms and a luxurious hammam.
On the second floor, the upper lobby’s main hall is adorned by numerous dramatic vintage chandeliers repurposed from The Pridwin’s original dining room. The adjacent living room boasts a cozy wood burning hearth, fully-stocked library, and a large catalog of board games. The space is perfectly flexed for year-round gathering – whether for an early morning coffee, afternoon cocktail, or rainy day refuge.
Across from the upper lobby sits The Terrace, a three-meal dining room helmed by newly appointed Executive Chef Todd Ruiz, which serves elevated American cuisine featuring locally caught fish and seafood, Shelter Island produce, and wines from East End vineyards and beyond. A double-sided fireplace extends the space out onto an expansive waterfront veranda and outdoor dining area that provides breathtaking views of The Pridwin’s great lawn and the Peconic Bay. An adjoining lounge, the Crescent Bar, features added nooks for onsite imbibing, as well as ample space for dancing to the stylings of a grand piano.
Floors three and four house 33 guest rooms offering waterfront or hillside vistas. Providing true Shelter Island luxury, each room features nautical accents throughout – a nod to The Pridwin’s location perched on a rise overlooking Crescent Beach.
For guests seeking more privacy and space, The Pridwin offers an enclave of 16 private cottages of various configurations nestled among the trees, from studios to 2-bedroom duplex cottages. In keeping with the hotel’s camp-like vibe, the cottages each have their own unique design cues including wood burning fireplaces, kitchenettes, and private decks with sweeping water views.
The entire property’s design, spearheaded by Cape Resorts’ Vice President of Design, Colleen Bashaw, is playful, yet classic and casual with an eclectic mix of old and new. Authentic, whimsical and almost cinematic in its appeal, every space has been refreshed with new color and creative twists to delight guests new and old. Evoking a timeless seaside resort, The Pridwin builds upon the hotel’s image of classic Adirondack summer camps and cottages. Many of the key elements of the original structure remain, including the exterior white paint color with signature hunter green window casements to maintain a sense of familiarity for returning guests.
The sprawling retreat and camp-like atmosphere is enhanced by its plethora of outdoor spaces and activities to fill the long summer days and beyond. A private swimming pool and beach overlook the 120-foot east and west docks, both offering bar and food services. Additional guest activities and rentals include bikes, paddleboards, kayaks, tennis, fishing, and motorized water sports, among other seasonal offerings, like complimentary yoga classes and family-friendly programming.
The Pridwin is Cape Resorts’ second property located on the East End and joins its portfolio of Northeast resorts which include Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor, NY and a collection of hotels in Cape May, NJ, including the historic Congress Hall and Virginia hotels, the iconic Beach Shack, and the 62-acre Beach Plum Farm & Cottages.
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