Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner and this kick-off to the Summer season means one thing – Summer Fridays are BACK! From Salon De Ning atop The Peninsula New York to the Mayflower Inn & Spa and EHP Resorts just outside of the city, these luxury hotels are resorts are the best places to spend you long weekends all summer long.
The Peninsula New York | New York City
Kick-off your Summer Friday and cheers to the weekend at The Peninsula New York’s rooftop bar, Salon de Ning. Featuring dramatic skyline views over Fifth Avenue, this rooftop bar is a favorite amongst New Yorkers and travelers alike for its enchanting setting and world-class cocktails. This chic rooftop bar featuring two outdoor terraces complemented by an intimate interior bar along with lounge seating areas that allow for an exclusive and fun experience while overlooking the bustling city below.
Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection | Washington, CT
Only a two-hour drive from New York City, Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection is a luxury country retreat located in the idyllic town of Washington, Connecticut. Set on 58 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodlands, the property defines New England elegance and is renowned as one of the northeast’s most lauded luxury hideaways. Boasting 35 guest rooms, the hotel offers exceptional service and gracious attention to guest’s personalized needs. Amenities include a 20,000 square-foot spa sanctuary, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, expansive gardens, a tennis court, miles of hiking trails, a standalone two-story private-event space, The Huntress boutique, and two sumptuous dining venues, The Mayflower Dining Room for formal, New England-inspired fine dining and the Tap Room for casual country fare. In honor of the Inn’s centennial birthday in fall 2020, acclaimed New York-based interior designer Celerie Kemble oversaw a dramatic redesign encompassing guest rooms and suites, Mayflower’s signature restaurant, and the Inn’s historic main house, featuring a charming parlor.
EHP Resort & Marina | East Hampton, New York
A short 3-hour ride by Jitney or train, East Hampton’s charming and elevated EHP Resort & Marina offers a quintessential summer escape from the bustling city. The historic waterfront property is newly renovated with luxe and modern interiors in each suite and standalone cottages, a buzzy open-air Mediterranean restaurant Sí Sí, and Italian-style bakery Buongiorno, all of which overlook the property’s highly coveted marina on Three Mile Harbor. With a tennis court, pool, elevated resort boutique, partnership with local spa Naturopathica, and so much more, the resort is an idyllic weekend oasis for travelers of all kinds. For those looking to explore the area, the team behind EHP brings three new destinations and experiences to all corners of the Hamptons this summer—
- The Inn Spot & Crash Cantina: A casual, beachy ambiance beckons visitors and locals alike to Hampton Bays’ first-of-its-kind watering hole, Crash Cantina, and a collection of newly renovated bungalows at The Inn Spot. With Latin American influences, the menu focuses on fresh seafood dishes and housemade margaritas. Overlooking Shinnecock Bay, The Inn Spot features standalone bungalow accommodations, perfectly curated with surf lifestyle-inspired décor, kitchenettes, and more.
- Sunset Harbor: Situated directly on Maidstone Marina with prime waterfront views, Sunset Harbor is the newest destination in East Hampton. With a casually elevated atmosphere reminiscent of sun-soaked Mediterranean shores and a dreamy endless summer ambiance, Sunset Harbor will be a summer hotspot serving family-style plates, creative cocktails and over-the-top desserts.
- Enchanté: A French translation for “enchanted to meet you,” Enchanté will be the place to see and be seen this summer. A historic location reimagined as a modern French bistro, the airy glass-enclosed space and an adjacent outdoor patio will combine the experiences of both Parisian brasseries and seaside dining in the South of France.
The Best Way to Gain Access to Private Beaches this Summer:
Ho-Hum Beach - Bellport, NY | Surrounded by the Fire Island National Sea Shore in the middle of Otis Pike High Dune Wilderness Preserve, Ho-Hum Beach, also known as Bellport Beach, whisks sunbathers away to pristine, secluded shores. Owned and managed by the Village of Bellport, Ho-Hum is only accessible by boat or ferry — both of which are reserved for village residents and lucky guests only. Those seeking a getaway to this under-the-radar hot spot can deem themselves fit for fun by booking a stay and landing guest status at the cult-favorite Bellport Inn. Featuring three distinct vacation rentals each boasting cozy accommodations, this peaceful retreat is the ideal destination for families, friends and couples seeking relaxation set against lush, elegantly manicured gardens, when they aren’t soaking up the sun. <
Amagansett Beach - Amagansett, NY | In addition to its luxury accommodations on the property’s main grounds, The Roundtree, Amagansett also offers access to the highly exclusive, members-only Amagansett Beach through its neighboring Beach House property. Located a quick five minutes from the main property, The Beach House, a compound of two dwellings, recently saw an extensive renovation and offers access to the highly coveted, members-only Amagansett Beach. The Beach House is available for bookings in two-week intervals beginning Memorial Day Weekend.