Tranquil serenity and effortless luxury are two concepts this Montauk resort takes to heart.
Eponymously named after the dune grass that grows around the boutique resort, Marram Montauk is taking the term barefoot luxury to the next level.
Located in the heart of Montauk and steps away from the beach and the Atlantic Ocean, the luxe resort is now reopened for the season. The coveted spot known for hosting famous surfers offers effortless and laid-back luxury for its guests in an unmatched location right on the water.
Bridgeton Holdings, the masterminds behind the Walker Hotel Greenwich Village and the Walker Hotel Tribeca in Manhattan, took over the space that was formerly known as the Atlantic Terrace Motel serving guests since the 1960s. The company revamped the area, creating a warm and inviting space for guests to relax, unwind and enjoy the surrounding landscape. The hotel boasts 96 guest rooms, a communal lounge and a surf shack where guests can get out into the water and partake in surf lessons from Engstrom Surf, a surf school led by the Engstrom siblings.
The elegant exterior of the resort is made of hand-trimmed cedar, with the walkways between different spaces lined with mahogany handrails blending effortlessly with the surrounding natural dune landscape. Upon entering the interior, guests are greeted with relaxing light-filled rooms and cozy warmth from the unfinished and uninsulated white oak walls.
The chic and calming design doesn't stop there. The waterfront rooms and suites are outfitted with exposed white oak beams, hand-designed plaster walls and concrete flooring. Handwoven rugs, Noguchi light sculptures and furniture made from solid, reclaimed Suar wood make for a comforting and laid-back environment. The muted color palette eases the senses, allowing the surrounding landscape's beauty to shine. Each room also features a piece from renowned photographer Brian Bielmann and artist Sean Spellman. Waterfront rooms have unmatched views of the ocean and courtyard rooms offer easy access to both the outdoor freshwater pool and the ocean.
In addition to the contemporary rooms, the resort offers plenty of amenities for guests to enjoy. The courtyard's open fire pits for roasting s’mores and playing games; services for beach chairs, umbrellas and towels; complimentary bicycles; and a slew of wellness activities like yoga and nature walks are only the start. The restaurant, Mostrador Marram, is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat or drink on the property. Helmed by Fernando Trocca of Mostrador Santa Teresita and Martín Pittaluga of Parador La Huella, the South American eatery offers an upscale menu of dining options in a refined setting.
Steps away from Terrace surf break, a short walk from downtown Montauk and within easy access to Shadmoor State Park with hiking and bike trails, the resort's central location allows guests to enjoy all that Montauk has to offer. With more and more guests seeking a laid-back experience, understated luxury is the future of Hamptons hospitality, and this resort is doing just that.
Photography by: Read McKendree