[Posted on August 5, 2015]
August is the time for idyllic escapes and no place better offers a respite from the hectic swing of the summer season like the Inn at Windmill Lane in Amagansett. This hideaway in the Hamptons, which uses Matouk linens in its rooms, is all about providing a peaceful environment where guests can clear their minds.
The Inn, which opened in 2009, has developed a loyal following and is considered one of the area’s best-kept secrets. We spoke with the Inn’s General Manager Edward Villafane to learn a little bit more about this little slice of heaven.
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Tell us about the thinking behind the Inn’s serene décor.
When decorating the Inn, it was decided that the overall theme of the Inn was to make it feel very residential in its look and feel. Guests appreciate feeling like they are visiting the home of a good friend as opposed to a hotel. In addition to Matouk, we have filled the Inn with furnishings by Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams as well as artwork from local and international artists, all evoking a true sense of place and feel of the Hamptons.
What is your secret for making guests comfortable and happy?
Each day we focus on our desire to make each stay a series of memorable moments. We strive to make our guests the center of our attention, creating a very personal experience for them.
Matouk’s Sierra Hemstitch bedding.
How did the hotel’s relationship with Matouk come to be?
We have always been big fans of Matouk. We were working with a friend who was instrumental in making the connection between the Inn and Matouk and we immediately felt that the high quality was a perfect fit for us. We have been very selective in partnering with companies that share the same philosophy. Matouk has been an incredible partner and we are proud to use these fine linens to enhance our guests’ stays.
What Matouk line do you use?
We use Sierra, a 350 thread count percale linen. We ordered it with a custom blue stitching on our duvet covers. Percale stays cool to the touch and our guests love the feel and comfort of it.
What are your favorite spots in Amagansett?
I love Indian Wells Beach, which is the closet beach to the Inn. As for shopping, spending time in East Hampton Village perusing the shops and people watching is always fun.