Shelter Island's historic The Chequit is fully reimagined this season.
“When I walked in, I just fell in love. I knew I really wanted it,” explains Director of Community Relations Stacey Soloviev of the Soloviev Group. Soloviev oversaw Glen & Co. Architecture and Design’s recent to-the-studs renovation of the historic Shelter Island property The Chequit. “We knew we’d have to do a little bit of renovation, but we didn’t understand the extent of it. I don’t think anybody did! But it was well worth it—we’ve created something very special.” Think Frette linens, rain showers with Malin+Goetz amenities and three new food and beverage concepts with off erings like Montauk tuna tartare tacos courtesy of chef Noah Schwartz’s The Tavern. “We set it up so the lobby and the restaurants kind of commingle. So if you’re staying at the hotel, you can be downstairs and you can be part of the community—you can talk with the people who live in the area and really experience being and living on Shelter Island,” says Soloviev. “I think that community is really the key word here. Shelter Island is a community and unlike any place I’d ever been. Everybody stops by, they’re supportive, and they come and talk to you. The entire community was a big part of the renovation and helping to get back to the community meeting house that The Chequit was.” Once frequented by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, the 150-year-old property is sure to shine again. 23 Grand Ave., Shelter Island Heights, thechequithotel.com