Hotelier Andre Balazs Shuttles Customers To The Hamptons Via Seaplane

by Chelsea Burcz · May 25, 2011

While we have proposed ways to skip (or sing your way through) that unmerciful line of traffic on 27 East, this one definitely takes the cake - it has been reported that Hotelier Andre Balazs (owner of such places like the Chateau Marmont, The Mercer, Sunset Beach on Shelter Island, and the Standard Hotels) has plans to transport his customers from the Manhattan's East Side 23rd Street seaport to the East Hampton airport via a seaplane this summer!

Andre Balazs chuckles at the thought of taking over the sky [via]

According to Gate Crasher's report, the service will be available to the public, however guests of the Meatpacking's Standard and Shelter Island's Sunset Beach will have priority in booking seaplane travel with their rooms.

Apparently, travelers will also be able to charter the plane to other chic places such as Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod and the Hudson Valley.

They go on to report that, while we're on the subject of Balazs,

"our spy says Balazs is still in the running to develop a hotel at the landmark Eero Saarinen-designed TWA terminal that has sat empty for years at JFK airport"

Talk about riding in style!

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