Nantucket isn't known for novelty.
So when Greydon House, a 20-room luxury boutique hotel opened over the weekend, it was big news. Since new construction is tightly regulated on (and knocking down anything that was on the island before 1950 is prohibited), the innovative design by Emeritus Development, with interiors by Roman and Williams, combines a former island doctor's office building built in 1850 with a new building.
The hotels' owners are the grandsons of Elliot Gant, founder of the clothing line that bears his name, and staff uniforms created by Gant pay homage to him. Marcus Gleadow-Ware, most recently the chef of the two-Michelin star Aureole in New York City, is overseeing a 24-seat restaurant serving American classics, and the bar is overseen by Jackson Cannon, the award-winning bartender behind Boston's Eastern Standard and Island Creek Oyster Bar.
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It's just a few steps from the ferry docks on Steamboat Wharf. Hotel employees will meet guests at the ferry with a welcome beverage and luggage cart.
"Composed from notes of Nantucket's native flora and iconic past, No.17 Greydon House is an ambient perfume blended to capture the idyllic spirit of the New England seaside holiday," according to the fragrance's developer, Cinnamon Projects. It has notes of "sunrise fog, ambergris, cedar, sunbaked canvas, fern, driftwood, iris root, coiled rope, violet, and midnight bonfire."
Beach bags, with towels, blankets, Beautycounter sunscreen sticks, Ursa Major face wipes, and Bose bluetooth speakers, are available and complimentary.
On certain nights, guests are treated to a complimentary cocktail or other pre-dinner drink in their room.