Reimagined Hutton Brickyards to open May 2021

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US: A partnership between Salt Hotels and Karl Slovin, who purchased the Brickyards seven years ago, will open the reimagined retreat this spring with 31 cabins and suites and numerous outdoor recreational, entertainment and dining hubs.

Set upon 73 acres of hills next to the Hudson River, the leisure retreat will initially feature 31 cabins and suites. Accommodation has been designed by the studio of Kristina Doursharm Architecture, which collaborated on interiors with Salt Hotels’ chief creative officer Kevin O’Shea.

“The cabins cut a striking profile against the landscape—referencing the craftsman tradition through KDA’s modern, sculptural reinterpretation,” said O’Shea. “Their river-facing sides are all glass, spotlighting the spectacular river views. Our design direction is textural, understated luxury, borrowing inspiration from the Shaker aesthetic. Ultimately, guests will enjoy a strong connection to nature with the luxury touchpoints of an urban boutique hotel.”

Guests will need to raise a woven flag to signal a room service request. 

Activities include an archery range, croquet lawn, firepits and bicycles. Opportunities for hikes, guided kayak experiences, paddle-boarding, running, outdoor yoga, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, bee-keeping and more is available in the neighbouring area.

Additionally, a covered restaurant called The River Pavilion will be helmed by chef Dan Silverman, previously of Minetta Tavern. The outdoor kitchen will feature wood-fired ovens and grills with menus utilising local and organic ingredients farmed nearby and on-site. The restaurant will be open to the public, and will also offer a wine cellar and multi-course tasting experience.

A secondary dining venue The Larder will provide light bites, where items are available to order via in-room tablets and delivered to the cabin’s front door. 

Butler Pavilion, Hutton’s largest outdoor event space, can accommodate up to 4,000 guests standing, 3,500 in theatre seating and 600 for banquet seating. The site also includes Hutton Hall (400 standing, 160 banquet), Lidgerwood Pavilion (1,600 standing, 600 banquet) and Rondout Pavilion (1,300 standing, 400 banquet). 

David Bowd, cofounder and CEO at Salt Hotels, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Karl on this historic and stunning project. The Hudson Valley is a perfect environment for our integrated approach to hospitality, and Hutton Brickyards is truly peerless in terms of location, character and opportunity. This region is beloved by millions—that’s an incredible opportunity and a huge responsibility.”

Karl Slovin added: “This bucolic spot on the river has served as home to Indigenous Peoples, early European settlers and literally created the building blocks of New York City for over 100 years. It has been a great pleasure to organically reimagine the property’s next chapter while preserving its amazing history. The project will continue to evolve for the next decade, but I believe we can be very valuable in helping Kingston continue to develop as a centre for food, arts and culture. With the addition of a hotel offering there is no doubt Hutton Brickyards will be very impactful for the Kingston economy and perhaps the region.”

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