Hospitality Awards 2019 Page 51 Since 1847, Hallock House has welcomed travellers and ingrained traditions of hospitality in the peaceful area of Quogue. Now, over 170 years later, it has been renovated to provide a private club and public luxury boutique hotel. Following their success in being named Suffolk County’s best luxury hotel for 2019, we explore The Quogue Club at Hallock House’s offerings to uncover the secret to their continued success. The Quogue Club at Hallock House: Best Luxury Hotel 2019 - Suffolk County In 2012, a group of local families recognised the historic and communal value of preserving the heritage of Hallock House, and began renovating it from the ground up. The result, opening in 2014, was The Quogue Club at Hallock House, a very special and engaging atmosphere for all who enter. Whether it’s the warm, local club members who meet regularly throughout the year for exquisite cuisine and jovial friendship, or the welcoming hotel staff who greet guests from across the world, this renovated space is a modern marvel. As well as being a private dining club, The Quogue Club is a luxury boutique hotel and event space, offering fourteen beautiful guest spaces, all personally designed by Alexa Hampton. Other amenities included are a fine dining restaurant and bar, wide range of concierge assistance services, fully- equipped fitness centre, private massage room, and kids activity room. The hotel serves travellers to the Hamptons and East End of Long Island, mainly high-income couples who reside in the metro area of New York City and vacation in the Hamptons, or have a second home local to the area. Capitalising on their unique position as both a private club and a luxury hotel, the club’s staff are particularly attuned to providing friendly, personalized and professional service to our members and guests alike. From helping to plan daily outings across the East End of Long Island to anticipating guests’ individual preferences, the staff continually go well above and beyond the call of duty to ensure each guest has truly memorable stay. Staff have a clear understanding of what is expected of them to ensure that the high standards of luxury and relaxation are maintained for the guests to experience. Operating with a small staff team, all staff at The Quogue Club are able to hold each other accountable and help make sure that they continue to deliver those standards in every aspect of their outstanding service. Immediately upon entering The Quogue Club, guests are greeted personally by the front desk staff in a warm, fresh, relaxed environment. Taking the time to welcome each guest, assist with bags, show them to their rooms, answer questions and offer help in planning their stay, staff are always on hand to help. The entire hotel is equipped with high-speed wireless internet, as well as flat-screen televisions in each room. With an eye on the future, the team at The Quogue Club are looking to expand on their capability to host corporate events. From small private events to corporate retreats, the club has seen a significant increase in the number of events held in the last year, with more opportunities available. During the off-seasons, the club offers the ideal location for warm and welcoming atmospheres, exceptional dining and complete privacy, just a short 90-minute commute from downtown Manhattan. While the Hamptons has long been a popular summer resort and vacation destination for New Yorkers and beyond, the hospitality sector in the Hamptons is now seeing an increasing number of visitors to the East End throughout the year. The Quogue Club, and the hospitality industry as a whole, has enormous potential to grow as the Hamptons become a year-round destination for many NYC residents looking for a quick weekend getaway. Having only opened five years ago, the rise to success for The Quogue Club has been nothing short of meteoric and completely deserved. Ensuring that every client is made to feel welcome and at home from the moment they step through the door, this luxury boutique hotel is the ideal getaway from the busyness of the Big Apple. Company: The Quogue Club at Hallock House | Contact: Zachary DeSimone Website: