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‘Best Hotel’ On Long Island’s North Fork: The Menhaden

August 23, 2022

GREENPORT—What’s the “Best Hotel of the North Fork? The Menhaden has earned this coveted title from The Northforker®, following its recent Readers’ Choice Awards poll. Owned by Atlantic Equity Partners and managed by Meyer Jabara Hotels (MJH), this stylish, 16-room luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Greenport Village appeals to people seeking private, local, personalized experiences and businesses looking to hold intimate weekday meetings. The Menhaden is one of the highest quality boutique hotels travelers will experience anywhere on eastern Long Island.

“We are honored that people consider us ‘Best Hotel’ on the North Fork,” said General Manager Mario Corrado. “The Menhaden is a sustainability-driven, boutique style hotel with high-end service and modern amenities. We’re located less than two hours from New York City and many New England destinations by ferry, train, Jitney, boat, or car. What is so unique about our chic hotel is that we create customizable experiences to fit the needs of our diverse guests. Our concierge service is unparalleled to our market; a place where technology meets human interaction. When people visit The Menhaden, it will be a memorable experience from initial booking to rebooking on departure.”

Greenport is a big draw for people looking to escape the norm and experience delightful eateries including some of the finest farm-to-table restaurants located in and around the Village. Greenport is also home to oyster bars, farm stands and breweries. Beautiful beaches border the Village to the North and South, and this quaint seaside locale boasts boutique shops and biodynamic vineyards. For those who want to venture further, the North Fork of Long Island is home to more than 50 vineyards and dozens of farms.

Once at Menhaden people will find a timeless property with contemporary coastal design. It is well-appointed and chic with minimal décor and an exterior that effortlessly fits into this historic Village. From its quaint rooms, accessible refreshment Galley’s, rooftop bar/deck, and General Store/Coffee Shop, to its proximity to local vineyards, farms, restaurants, breweries, and beaches, The Menhaden has proven to be the place to stay.

Best First Impressions

As soon as a reservation is made, Menhaden guests are immediately contacted via digital concierge to begin building a custom itinerary exclusively for them. Planning can take a few minutes or a few hours depending on the complexity of the stay and the depth of each experience, ensuring that every detail is perfect to make the stay in Greenport memorable and exceptional. The check-in experience is equally elevated and unique, with guests receiving an Oshibori Hot Towel on arrival and their custom itinerary with room key in an embossed envelope on white plate. On the way to their rooms, guests take a guided tour of the hotel’s facilities and amenities.

Best in Sophisticated Comfort

Rooms at The Menhaden are well-appointed with a minimalist black/white/greige color pallet and offer high-end finishes, high thread count linens, and furnishings by Restoration Hardware. All have large windows, some rooms offer partial water views, and there is a copy of Moby Dick at each bedside. Many adjoining rooms can be turned into a deluxe suite. Spa-like bathrooms offer a variety of tub or shower configurations, along with delicate touches such as Menhaden Robes and well-appointed amenities. Pet Friendly rooms are also available for dogs under 25 pounds.

Best Galley Refreshments

Throughout the stay, guests will experience services second to none. The complimentary pantry or Galley located on each floor is reinvigorated three times each day to fit the needs of the time of day. With items such as customizable Granola with unique toppings, Fresh Baked Pastries, locally sourced Yogurts, and Fresh Fruits handpicked daily in the morning; a Build-Your-Own Trail Mix bar in the afternoon; and a nostalgic Candy Display, along with a house made Large Cookie selections in the evenings. Galley refrigerators are also stocked with a variety of premium beverages and Haagen Daz Ice Creams in the freezers.

Best Rooftop Rituals & Offroad Retreats

The Roofdeck looking over Main Street, Greenport Harbor, the North Ferry, and Shelter Island features a bar, firepits and lounge seating. There people can work, drink coffee, enjoy infused water combinations, participate in Saturday/Sunday morning Yoga classes, sip cocktails during Happy Hour, shuck oysters with a local oyster farmer, roast fireside S’mores, or watch the sunset while sipping Rosé. For those who prefer their feet on the ground, The General Store/Coffee Shop is the perfect place to grab elevated hand-crafted coffees and Matcha Tea or local provisions for an afternoon picnic or boat trip.

But even before guests arrive, The Menhaden Concierge will schedule excursions and pack picnic baskets if requested. The Menhaden Moke, an eco-friendly, open-air electric house car is available to transport guests to nearby wineries and more, and complimentary bikes are available to allow guests to explore Greenport Village and the surrounding area.  Custom bike tours can also be scheduled.

“If you desire only the best luxuries in life, The Menhaden is truly the No. 1 hotel in North Fork,” Corrado said. “But we’re not only attracting leisure travelers. The Menhaden is also making a name for itself in the corporate market – especially on weekdays. Our business customers tell us that this is the best location for intimate conferences, small meetings, and cocktail receptions.

“On behalf of our owners and staff, we’d like to say a special ‘thank you’ to Northforker readers for recognizing The Menhaden and putting us on the map as an award-winning luxury boutique destination in the ‘New Hamptons,’” he said. “We are humbled by the honor and accolade.”

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