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Conde Nast Traveler

June 2019

“Shou Sugi [Ban House] excels in providing an easy place for urban dwellers to escape to after hitting pause on the stresses of life, where they can slow down and take care of themselves for the weekend. Which is priceless.”

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Travel + Leisure

June 2019

“…at Shou Sugi Ban House, the staff underscore your body’s innate ability to heal. Food, exercise, and intense pampering factor into this healing process, but only to the extent that they heighten your self-awareness and clue you into your body’s needs.”

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Modern Luxury Beach

June 2019

“Serene sanctuary Shou Sugi Ban House sprouts up in Water Mill, offering a welcome retreat for Hamptonites.”

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Robb Report

April 2019

“This New Japanese-Inspired Resort Lets You Escape The Hamptons Hustle”

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Vogue Online

July 2019

“…meals are communal (…with a menu by Noma co-founder Mads Refslund) and the activities (yoga, meditation, hydrotherapy spa treatments) are all designed to send you back to Manhattan, Brooklyn, and beyond feeling like your best self.”

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NY Times Online

March 2019

“A new wellness center in Water Mill, NY marries Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics.”

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Modern Luxury

May 2019

“Wellness seekers need no longer jet to medical spas in Europe or ashrams in India to get their fix. Ninety miles outside of Manhattan, a sanctuary has emerged that feels worlds away.”

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Forbes Online

June 2019

“The 15 Best Hotel Openings of Spring 2019”

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Vogue Online

July 2019

“Six Hamptons Beauty Destinations That Should Be on Your Summer Checklist”

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Southampton Press/27East.com

June 2019

“Shou Sugi Ban House in Water Mill is an Otherworldly Project”

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goop / goop Hampton’s Guide

Summer 2019

“WHY WE LOVE IT: …Shou Sugi Ban House straddles the line of hotel/retreat/spa. It’s the kind of place—on three acres of lush Hamptons woodland—that you come to…to skip the socializing and reset, go on long beach walks, relax to sound baths, eat plant-based food, and try every wellness treatment imaginable.”

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Departures

July/August 2019

“What do you get when you mix the rustic charm of cottage living with the wabi-sabi of a ryokan? The Hamptons’ newest wellness retreat is the area’s most full-service destination yet…”

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AFAR Online

July 2019

“A stay in one of the 13 airy studios is an immersion in a wellness program that emphasizes seclusion, connection, and healing through nature.”

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T Magazine

March 2019

“Guests can call the picturesque property home for three, four or seven day stays, spending evenings with sound baths and mornings with communal tea ceremonies.”

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goop

August 2019

“…run or walk (probably faster than driving) to the Shou Sugi Ban House for a week or a weekend. If ever there were a true momentary respite from the world, behind the gates on Route 27 is the improbable place.”

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Food & Wine Online

August 2019

“Shou Sugi Ban House…is designed to provide guests with an integrative wellness experience from fitness to meditation and nutrition.”

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The Telegraph Online

May 2019

“The designers have looked to Japan for inspiration. Imbuing this assortment of Hamptons-style barns and beach cottages with a sense of calm.”

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The Independent Online

July 2019

“It’s the ideal location for those looking to escape for a few hours or a few days…a place of serenity for the entire community. Once the gates close behind you, and you enter with an open heart and open mind, it’s both a mental and physical escape from the world not so far away.”

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Vanity Fair Online

May 2019

“At Shou Sugi Ban House, a 13-room wellness retreat opening this month in Water Mill, New York, renewal is more than a buzzword.”

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Indagare

Summer 2019

“The Best New Hotels and Restaurants in the Hamptons: …the game-changing Shou Sugi Ban House will bring Japanese zen to Water Mill.”

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The Purist

June 2019

“The intention for the center…was to create a place for integrative health and holistic living, an interlude from the summer scene, where people can heal and like-minded practitioners can come together.”

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EggCanvas

June 2019

“The five days we spent at Shou Sugi Ban House were truly transformative, allowing us to gain mental clarity and physical healing. We learned about the art of meditation and breathing, slowing down and really focusing on the now. I took my first ever yoga classes here, and am now hooked.”

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Porter Magazine

Summer 2019

“…not everyone can “switch-off” on command, in which case a week spent at Shou Sugi Ban House, with a structured daily itinerary of guided walks, spa treatments, meditations and neuroacoustic sound experiences, can be therapeutic and somewhere to channel your focus.”

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Galerie Online

July 2019

“Shou Sugi Ban House, in Water Mill, offers a roster of wellness programming in a Zen-like space set on three nature-filled acres.”

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American Spa

July/August 2019

“Thanks to the recent debut of Shou Sugi Ban House, those flocking to the Hamptons this season can embrace an all-encompassing wellness experience that encourages reconnection and transformation.”

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Dezeen

June 2019

“Japanese-influenced Shou Sugi Ban House provides a wellness retreat in the Hamptons…”

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Forum Magazine

June/July 2019

“Shou Sugi Ban House is a new destination spa and retreat that embodies global wellness and healing arts practices.”

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Dujour

Spring 2019

“From sound healing to Reiki to yoga and hiking on the beach, Shou Sugi Ban House is prepared to bring the ‘simplicity of self’ back to the Hamptons.”

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Newsday

April 2019

“Amy Cherry Abitbol says she finds people are increasingly stressed by today’s fast-paced world, so she’s taken the concept of a ‘respite’ in the Hamptons to a new level.”

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Vogue

April 2019

“Landscape design artist Lily Kwong’s largest permanent project to date is a three-acre garden at the Japanese-style Shou Sugi Ban House in Water Mill, Long Island.”

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The Independent

June 2019

“Once you’ve greeted the Buddha at the front door, you’ll find plenty of design details to suck you into a state of Zen…”

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Luxury Travel Advisor

April 2019

“Shou Sugi Ban House will focus on international wellness and healing arts, offering personalized wellness journeys led by resident and visiting experts.”

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Hospitality Design

April 2019

“…the first destination spa retreat of its kind in the popular coastal destination.”

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American Spa

April 2019

“Shou Sugi Ban House embodies Japanese culture and Wabi Sabi principles, with respect for the natural world and its healing properties.”

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Hospitality Net

April 2019

“A new destination spa and retreat that embodies global wellness and healing arts practices.”

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