Marram, Newest Luxury Montauk Resort Opens Its Doors For The Season
Taking over a property that has been welcoming Montauk vacationers for decades, Bridgeton Holdings [Walker Hotel Tribeca, Walker Hotel Greenwich Village, Marram Montauk] breathed new life into the former 1960's Atlantic Terrace Motel creating Marram, the barefoot luxury lifestyle resort that officially opened in April 2020. A fresh addition to the Montauk boutique hotel scene, laid-back luxury is at the core of the hotel, which encourages guests to slow down and focus on life's simple pleasures. Upon visiting, guests will notice Marram's both innate and intimate sense of place that evokes the spirit of its natural, untouched landscape. The boutique resort, collaboratively designed by Bridgeton Holdings and Brooklyn-based Post Company, features 96 guest rooms, an open communal lounge, along with an on-property counter service South American café. The property also offers a surf shop and lessons by the Engstrom siblings - a local trio of world-renowned surfers: Leif Engstrom, Ariel Engstrom, and Lexi Engstrom.
Named after the wild grass that grows on the sand dunes surrounding the property, Marram's design takes cues from Montauk's natural beauty, evoking the grey morning mist and expansive dunes with its light and muted color palette. The hotel's main entry is framed with wild botanical balusters that gently guide guests through the property and the lobby exudes a raw warmth with its unfinished and uninsulated white oak walls. The building's exterior is clad in hand-trimmed cedar with walkways connecting various rooms and spaces framed with custom Mahogany handrails and lush dune-inspired landscaping blending into the natural dunescape of the Atlantic seaboard.
Marram's guestrooms and suites overlooking the ocean feature exposed white oak lumber beams, hand-textured plaster walls, polished concrete flooring, handwoven, naturally dyed rugs by In Residence, and bedside tables and stools made from solid Suar wood reclaimed from old homes and fishing boats – cultivating a space reminiscent of a cozy guest room at a seaside summer surf cottage. Each room is completed with a work from renowned beach and surf photographer Brian Bielmann and minimalist line-work from Rhode Island-based musician and artist Sean Spellman. Beachfront rooms overlook the water's edge while courtyard rooms provide a breezy walk to the pool and ocean, with a grand room that opens directly onto Marram's verdant courtyard and open fire pits, welcoming guests to indulge in s'mores fireside.
Marram is ideally situated, only steps away from the coveted Terrace surf break and a five-minute walk from the main stretch of the bustling heart of Montauk. The property is located alongside Shadmoor State Park, which offers hiking and biking trails throughout its scenic bluffs, and just a short bike ride to Camp Hero Park, where the first lighthouse in New York was built and still stands today.