Checking in at The MaidstoneJanuary 14, 2016
Tucked away in a home more than 150 years old in the East End of Long Island, travelers will find c/o The Maidstone, a Scandinavian-inspired boutique hotel that has welcomed guests to The Hamptons since 2009.
The home, built by the Osborne family just before the Civil War, caught the attention of Swedish hotelier Jenny Ljungberg, who transformed the hotel to match her native country.
The Scandinavian Cozy design concept – what the hotel describes as mixing traditional design with up-and-coming talents of Scandinavia – that makes the hotel feel like one big living room outside of the 19 rooms and cottages. Each of the rooms and cottages is designed and named to celebrate different Scandinavian personalities.
The Maidstone must be doing something right, as luxury publication Du Jour noted the high volume of celebrity guests, politicians and European royalty coming on to the property – people spotted onsite include President Clinton, Stevie Nicks, Jimmy Fallon and Alec Baldwin.
Also of note is The Maidstone’s restaurant, The Living Room, which combines principles of the Slow Food movement with a Scandinavian twist, serving classics such as a Västerbotten pie and Swedish meatballs. It even features a Woof Menu for guests’ canine friends.
Earlier this year, the hotel formed a partnership with online platform Tictail to enable guests to stock up on Tictail-curated products in addition to The Maidstone’s custom tea blends and wooden clogs provided to each guest at check-in. Tictail, an online hub where independent retailers can sell their products, was founded by Swede Carl Waldekranz, who also happens to be a frequent guest of The Maidstone.
Go visit, but one visit may not be enough – they say it takes 19 stays until you’ve fully experienced The Maidstone.