luxe - Allegria Hotel, Long Island
Written by Gregg Henglein
Enjoy a ‘best of both worlds’ experience that offers the exclusivity and splendour of a beachfront setting only a half-hour from the thrills and sights of New York City.
Along the South Shore of Long Island, outside New York City, sits the elegant Allegria Hotel. From its rooftop pool and deck with a grand view of the Manhattan skyline in the distance to its contoured limestone bathrooms, the Allegria exudes a pampering vibe that is taking a new leap of luxury.?
After opening last year, the Allegria has quickly added to its offerings. This summer, Allegria launches the Joseph Christopher for Beauty & Wellness Spa, offering an array of treatments and massages such as a Rosemary Mint Awakening Body Wrap, or an Elemental Nature Massage including lymphatic drainage and pressure point treatment.
Open, airy rooms with oceanfront views of the hotel’s private beach, and robust yet sophisticated American cuisine from award-winning chef Todd Jacobs at the Atlantica restaurant, lay the groundwork for a perfect night in – or a romantic evening in nearby Manhattan.
Long Island’s East End is a burgeoning winemaking region. Topping 3,000 acres along the Island’s North and South Forks, more than 50 producers offer the gamut, from internationally praised Merlot and Cabernet Franc to Chenin Blanc and glorious Rieslings.
The North Fork’s top tier includes Bedell and its sister outfit, Corey Creek, as well as Martha Clara and Pellegrini. On the South Fork, take in Channing Daughters and Wélffer. Tastings are abundant, and the East End is easy to navigate. But if you don’t want to search by yourself, Long Island Wine Tours provide stops at three vineyards, lunch, and entertainment at the wineries – which often offer live jazz or other music during the day.
Places to stay
?You don’t need to venture to Manhattan for scenic and historic sights, as Long Island has plenty of its own. For example, Sagamore Hill is a 23-room Victorian mansion built by President Theodore Roosevelt, now serving as a dedicated museum. The property includes a scenic and relaxing walk through an oak and tulip-tree forest, ending on the beach front.? The elegant Vanderbilt Museum is the former home of the wealthy Vanderbilt family, boasting a 43-acre estate that overlooks Northport Harbor and Long Island Sound. The on-site planetarium is a stellar – or interstellar – stop for any science and space lover.
New York, USA
The Allegria Hotel