Salt Hotels group is announcing the opening April 2021, of an innovative retreat, event spaces and luxury Cabins in Kingston, NY.
The Hutton Brickyards will be reborn as an imaginative new hotel, spa, restaurant and events retreat. The hotel will initially feature 31 guest cabins and suites, thoughtfully designed to optimize privacy and beautiful water views.
The studio of Kristina Dousharm Architecture designed the 300 square foot cabins, and collaborated on interiors with Salt Hotels’ Chief Creative Officer Kevin O’Shea.
For guests, outdoor recreation and indoor luxury are conveyed through casually elegant surroundings, with nostalgic touches and a timeless upstate attitude. The grounds pay tribute to Hutton’s architectural vernacular, New York State’s Industrial past, and Slovin’s revival ethic.
A partnership between Salt Hotels and Karl Slovin, who purchased the Brickyards 7 years ago following Slovin’s multimillion-dollar restoration, the brickyards’ heroic covered pavilions create outdoor entertainment hubs, ensconcing visitors in effortless Hudson Valley style at monumental scale directly on the Hudson River.
The sprawling campus will feature whimsical invitations to fun: 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 abound in the neighboring wilderness and water. While a delivery cart meanders down a cabin path, guests may raise a woven flag to signal a room service request. The effect is a retreat detached from everyday stresses, which invites guests to experience a genuine sense of place.
The Hutton Brickyards, sits upon 73 acres of rolling hills and lush meadows, with industrial structures soaring skyward on the majestic Hudson River. Though the final bricks were fired here in the 1970s, the site is primed for its next chapter.
In view of the Rhinecliff Amtrak station, Hutton makes an easy trip for New Yorkers seeking a respite from the city. Next year, guests will come by seaplane, helicopter, boat, train or car.
“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,” Slovin says. “It has been a great pleasure to organically reimagine the property’s next chapter while preserving its amazing history.