Boutique Hotel gets a makeover
You may have noticed that IN CLASSIC STYLE has a soft spot for Nantucket. With the summer season now in full swing, we are delighted to share the news of a handsome makeover by one of the island’s favorites: Union Street Inn, a boutique-style Nantucket B&B located in a historic 1770 whaling captain’s home located just off the cobblestoned Main Street near the stunning harbor. Major updates to guestrooms, common areas and landscape have refreshed the inn, enhancing the guest experience just in time for the 2013 season. Ideally located in the heart of downtown Nantucket, Union Street Inn showcases tailored, elegant interiors, while respecting the house’s period details. Thoughtful renovations cleverly incorporate the modern traveler’s needs while complementing the house’s iconic Nantucket style. New interior décor is the vision of New England interior designer Trudy Dujardin, who honors the house’s period details and timeless Nantucket summer resort style with shades of blues, whites and yellows in fresh, tailored designer fabrics, wallpapers and accents.
All 12 renovated guestrooms feature new designer furniture, wallpaper, lighting, artwork and accessories. Signature features include: private bathrooms, luxurious bedding with Frette linens & Matouk duvets, bath amenities by MALIN+GOETZ, flat-screen televisions and complimentary Wi-Fi. The foyer, living room, dining room and kitchen have been updated with sophisticated touches, including a new, built-in library fully stocked with hardback titles ranging from contemporary fiction to design and Nantucket classics.
On a green note, Union Street Inn has foregone extra parking for a generous outdoor green space, completely re-imagined by Nantucket landscaper Marty McGowan of The Sconset Gardener. An expanded patio and a new, intimate garden allow guests to enjoy breakfast, afternoon tea & sweets or a glass of wine before or after dinner amid the property’s remarkable downtown green space, tucked behind privets, dogwoods, boxwoods, hydrangeas and beds of English ivy.
Union Street Inn’s signature amenity is its home-style breakfasts—available in the dining room, on the garden patio, or in bed—the only Nantucket B&B to serve a full cooked-to-order breakfast. Co-owner Deborah Withrow’s menu features dishes like French toast with local Challah bread, fresh berries and Vermont maple syrup and smoked salmon on a toasted bagel with cream cheese, tomatoes, fresh chives and dill. In addition to home-baked cookies, guests look forward to the inn’s house-made carrot cake and brownies in the afternoon.
Owners and hosts Deborah & Ken Withrow utilize their backgrounds—Ken as GM of The Royalton in NYC for Ian Schrager and Deb as retail display manager for Henri Bendel & Fiorucci in NYC—to create personalized experiences for their guests. Recognized in 2012 by TripAdvisor as the “#1 Nantucket Inn” and by Boston Magazine as the “Best Nantucket Boutique Hotel,” as well as by Fodor’s as “One of the 10 Most Romantic Hotels in the U.S.,” Union Street Inn is a striking example of “typical Nantucket” architecture . . . circa 1770 . . . of classic style and design.