Award-winning Southampton Inn welcomed Hampton locals and visitors alike for a summer kickoff that saw guests intermingle with some of TV & films biggest stars. Despite the rain, the Inn launched the Hamptons summer season at the Annual Memorial Day BBQ at 91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY. The hottest ticket in town was filled from the new Claude’s Restaurant to the expansive ballroom with Hamptons socialites, celebs and hotel guests. Hotel events intermingled as celebrity guests, Armie Hammer of 2017 hit movie and Oscar nominated Call Me by Your Name and Abigail Spencer of TV’s Mad Men and Suits, were also at the Inn for a separate private event.
Notable attendees included: Executive Chef James Carpenter, Jane Rothchild, Bill Biggs, Alan and Arlene Lazar, Craig and Austin Rivera, Patty Watt, Betsy Cox, Jean Shafiroff, Missy Hargraves, Greg D’Elia, Emily, Eric and Catherine DeMarchelier, Ron Burkhardt, Candice CMC, Jim Ceravolo, Hailey McCrane, Miriam Whitney, Terry Moan, Dede Gotthelf, Cecilia Dupire and Ann Eriksson, Katherine and Gary Andreassen, Shane Moan.
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Southampton Inn Proprietor, Dede Gotthelf & Chef James Carpenter
The rainy weather did not discourage attendees from touring the Southampton Inn pool patio surrounded by five acres of manicured lawns and private gardens. “Inn-side”, guests devoured a buffet of Ribs with Peach Agave barbecue sauce, and Jamaican Chicken Sandwiches complemented by Pineapple Mango salsa, classic burgers, fresh salads, tasty brownies, and mouth-watering watermelon prepared by new Executive Chef James Carpenter of Claude’s Restaurant.
After the BBQ, hotel guests retired to one of the 90 renovated and comfortably furnished guest rooms, with 16 specifically designed for pets to enjoy with their owners. A weekend of pure relaxation awaits in each room set out with high-quality linens complete with luxurious down comforters over Tempur-Pedic mattresses, and renowned upscale toiletry brand, Gilchrist & Soames. Guest rooms also feature complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, flat screen TV, small refrigerators and guest-controlled air conditioning and heating. The rest of the6,000 square foot property includes a library with fireplace, flexible indoor meeting spaces such as a conference rooms, ballroom plus a game room for children of all ages, and newly renovated eatery Claude’s Restaurant, now open for dinner daily from 5 PM to 9 PM. Summer hours for breakfast from 7 AM to 11 AM, and lunch from 12 PM to 4 PM.
From Claude’s new state-of-the-art performance stage pianist and guitarist Philip Gotthelf, performed American classics to diner’s delight. Claude’s Cabaret will next introduce pianist, actor and Juilliard School prodigy, Konstantin Soukhovetski to its stage starting June 21st, 2018. The one man show, titled In His Shoes, showcases piano covers of classics from Madonna, Celine Dion, and his own works. Community members and visitors may experience Soukhovetski every Thursday, from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM. This summer guests who stay at the Southampton Inn are gifted Bedside Reading Gift Bags featuring new titles they can bring home from Jane Ubell Meyer, founder and CEO of BedsideReading.com.
About Southampton Inn
With several acres of manicured lawns and gardens in the heart of the Village of Southampton on Long Island’s stunning East End, Southampton Inn provides an idyllic, year-round escape for visitors from all over the world. The winner of numerous awards, including “Best Breakfast,” “Best Hotel,” and “Best Wedding Location,” Southampton Inn is a warm and welcoming haven with an exemplary reputation that is richly deserved. Celebrate the art of pure relaxation, indulge in a romantic get-away, or enjoy precious time with the entire family.Southampton Inn has everything for the discerning traveler. With 90 well-appointed guest rooms, the Inn is located steps away from the town’s fine dining restaurants, designer boutiques, art galleries, parks and museums, and a mere mile from highly-rated Coopers Beach. The outdoor patio and ballroom have also been renovated to ensure the Inn is the perfect home-away-from-home to explore the scenic Hamptons.