Why it’s worth traveling for?
A romantic New England escape a stone’s throw from NYC.
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– Charles Mallory, Founder & CEO Greenwich Hospitality Group
Hotel Highlights: A coastal Connecticut refuge, DELAMAR Southport exudes classic New England charm and intimate sophistication with only 44 luxurious guest rooms and suites. The perfect destination for a loved up getaway only one hour outside Manhattan, expect to be greeted at the cozy check-in corner by a gorgeous floral arrangement and glass of sherry or port. Each of the light-filled guest rooms have a chic neutral palette accentuated with splashes of blues and Nantucket red and feature artwork from the owner’s private collection. Some rooms also have a cozy fireplace for added romance; and all have spacious marble baths kitted out with luxe Bvlgari bath products. A short stroll from Southport’s beaches, historic downtown, and art gallery district, marvel at Georgian, Victorian, and Federal mansions that once belonged to sea captions as you meander through the cobblestone streets.
Eat + Drink: Farm-to-table offerings are the order of the day at Artisan, helmed by French chef Frederic Kieffer. Make sure you order Connecticut Oysters on the Half Shell or Chatham Cod Fish & Chips (best enjoyed at Tavern in the beautiful garden Tavern). Wash that down with an Empress cocktail infused with Empress Gin, Combier, Lemon and Basil, or a new world local wine. Speaking of vino, Connecticut is now a thriving wine region, so make time in your itinerary to visit Jones Winery.
Beauty + Wellness: The onsite Delamar Spa uses products from luxe French skincare brand Biologique Recherche and Valmont in its expansive menu of facials, massages, and body treatments. Elevate the romance factor by booking the Southport Spa Suite which includes a couples treatment room, steam shower and it’s own living room with a fireplace.
Curated Experience: Connecticut’s first state park Sherwood Island State Park is the place to go for a romantic picnic, dip in Long Island Sound, and to explore the marsh life from an observation platform at Sherwood Island. Book worms rejoice; you can spend the day exploring the historical home of one of the Gilded Age’s most famed writers. Let Get Your Guide take you on a journey of The Mark Twain House & Museum where you’ll get to see all 25 magnificent rooms of his home including the family’s private spaces and learn more about how he became one of America’s most famous authors.