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The Wauwinet, Nantucket, celebrates anniversary with complete renovation

The Wauwinet, Nantucket, celebrates anniversary with complete renovation

The Wauwinet is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary with a multi-million-dollar complete restoration and renovation project.

As Nantucket’s only member of Relais & Châteaux hotels, the historic inn is renowned worldwide for its outstanding service, cuisine and accommodation offering.

The Wauwinet commissioned Gauthier-Stacy – known for its design of other Nantucket properties such as the Great Harbour Yacht Club and Cru, a local favourite restaurant – to redesign the hotel’s interiors.

Under the firm’s direction, each guestroom has been reimagined from the bottom up, starting with new floors and carpets and a fresh palette of light, inviting tones to replace the original wallpaper.

To complement the picturesque views of Nantucket Bay, an extensive collection of original oil paintings and other artwork is on display throughout the property – each piece hand-selected by the hotel’s owners, highlighting the island’s natural and nautical landscape.


Contemporary updates continue throughout, with completely reimagined bathrooms now featuring marble floor tiles laid in a herringbone pattern and glass-enclosed walk-in showers.

Originally opened in 1875 as one of the island’s first hotels, the Wauwinet as guests know and love it today officially became part of Nantucket Island Resorts in 1988.

It is one of the most cherished properties on the island, providing a serene and romantic backdrop for weekend getaways, weddings and other milestone events.

Guests of The Wauwinet enjoy picturesque sunsets and outdoor activities, from surfcasting to bike tours, and have full, limitless access to both the beach and Nantucket Bay.

The exclusive ‘all-American’ isle of Nantucket, located off the East Coast of the US and just a quick flight from New York and Boston, is known as a discreet high-end hideaway that attracts a super-chic summer holiday crowd.