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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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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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Forbes Online

June 2019

“The 15 Best Hotel Openings of Spring 2019”

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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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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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Dezeen

June 2019

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Robb Report

April 2019

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

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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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NY Times Online

March 2019

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

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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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