Things have been a little tumultuous for the new owners of the Ronjo Motel in Montauk. After battles and accusations, the new hotel replacing Ronjo, The Montauk Beach House, is ready to open to the public on June 23rd. Here's a run down of some things to know:
- Owners, Chris Jones (also a partner at Sole East) and Larry Siedlick, are both local residents.
- The space was designed by Two Hats Bureau, with a collaboration between hotel visionaire Jones and creative Walt Lindveld.
- The Montauk Beach House lobby will have glass doors that open to the street, and a café which will offer baked breads and pastries.
- Number 50 is the hotel’s half-acre private-membership beach club with hardwood decking, 60 individual cabana beds, 2 swimming pools, a daily grill, and specialty cocktails.
- The Montauk Beach House will host DJs regularly, and the outdoor beach club will also feature a pop-up shop showcasing luxury women’s wear brand Minnie Rose.
- There are 33 bedrooms, ranging from $300 to $650 in price. The types of rooms include 11ft ceilings and private balconies, and some offer a 200 square foot private outdoor garden. You can expect cast iron beds, Edison lighting, crushed Italian velvet drapes, and claw foot bathtubs with oil rubbed bronze faucets.
With places like The Surf Lodge, Ruschmeyer's, and Crow's Nest renovating old motels in Montauk, The Montauk Beach House is only one more to add to the list -- and it's no wonder why, all those Hampsters have to sleep somewhere.
[Photo credit: Chris Foster]