Shou Sugi Ban House is a hidden paradise in the chic Hamptons. A small luxury hotel-spa with Zen architecture hidden in a one-hectare park, the place invites you to deeply disconnect and heals the body and soul. Everything is meticulously studied to guarantee the fullness of its guests: high-end minimalist decoration, spa providing the best holistic treatments and therapies, vegan food by a starred chef, etc. A sanctuary of well-being for a guaranteed resurrection.
Shou Sugi Ban House is located in the Hamptons, just two hours from New York, a region famous for its pristine beaches, sprawling farms, vineyards and luxury villas. It is in this idyllic setting that Amy Cherry-Abitbol had the vision of opening a temple dedicated to reconnecting with nature and one's true self. Opened in May 2019, the property is built around a minimalist architectural concept with wabi-sabi influences and natural accents.
Clean aesthetic and conscientious choice of materials, the color palette focuses on monochrome tones predominantly stone and biscuit colors. The hotel is located in a park whose landscape architecture is inspired by local dunes and Japanese gardens, and in which you stroll through winding paths decorated with water points and abundant vegetation.
"Shou Sugi Ban House, a Japanese architecture conducive to introspection. Natural tones and materials promoting inner calm."
The hotel has thirteen studios with large bay windows opening onto the garden and the salt water swimming pool. Each accommodation has a private patio dedicated to meditation and massages. The interior architecture is inspired by traditional Japanese housing and offers high-end and eco-responsible equipment. The bathrooms are equipped with Furo Oké, Japanese relaxing bathtubs, and offer organic cosmetic products from the Tokyo brand Kotoshina and traditional Sasawashi slippers.
Food for body and mind
The Shou Sugi Ban House menu is based on the principle that food is medicine. The meals are designed by star chef Mads Refslund, co-founder of the famous Noma in Copenhagen. With a resident nutritionist, he has developed balanced menus based on a seasonal menu made up of organic locavore products only.
The tea room immerses visitors in the ceremonial world of Japanese teas:
The menu offers 25 different types of teas including the best varieties of green teas including the famous Matcha, Gyokuro, Sencha and Bancha from Ippodo Teas. Shou Sugi Ban House offers its own tea made by the Tay Teas company.
The spa offers a range of multiple, ultra-trendy treatments in an exceptional setting: holistic therapies, sports, nutrition, high-end body and facial treatments, hydrotherapy, yoga and meditation, all guided by experts who establish a personalized treatment program for each guest: vibrational sound treatment, chakra-balancing Reiki, personalized aromatherapy, ultra-relaxing Watsu water massage, deep body tissue massage with cupping etc.
In my Luggage
Our "must-have" selection for a stay at Shou Sugi Ban House.
Maillot de bain une pièce noir Aquarelle Erès
Gel Hydratant Tata Harper
Sac St Agni
Sandales Of Origins
Kimono en lin beige Megan Huntz
A la table Zen de Seigaku, Editions Piquier
337 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill
chambre à partir de 1250,00 $ la nuit.
crédits photos - Shou Sugi Ban House © Fredrika Stjarne