Salt Hotels has announced its latest venture, slated to open on the Hudson Valley in April 2021.

Hutton Brickyards will comprise 31 guest cabins and suites, a restaurant and four event spaces – all designed to immerse guests in the natural surroundings. 

Situated on the water’s edge, Hutton Brickyards occupies the region’s last architecturally intact brick manufactory, primed for its next chapter.  

Born out of a collaboration between Salt Hotels and Karl Slovin – the hotel brand purchased the property seven years ago following a multimillion-dollar restoration – the estate pays tribute to Hutton’s architectural vernacular and New York State’s industrial past.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Karl on this historic and stunning project,” comments David Bowd, co-founder and CEO at Salt Hotels. “The Hudson Valley is a perfect environment for our integrated approach to hospitality, and Hutton Brickyards is truly peerless in terms of location, character and opportunity.”

Leading the interior design is Salt Hotels’ Chief Creative Officer, Kevin O’Shea. New York-based firm Kristina Dousharm Architecture has been appointed to design the 300ft2 cabins and collaborate with O’Shea on interiors. 

“The cabins cut a striking profile against the landscape – referencing the craftsman tradition through KDA’s modern, sculptural reinterpretation,” reveals O’Shea. “Our design direction is textural, understated luxury, borrowing inspiration from the Shaker aesthetic.”

The grounds provide ample opportunity to connect with the natural surroundings; the site features an archery range, croquet lawn, fire pits and bicycles. 

In addition to outdoor recreation, the hotel offers a new outdoor dining concept. Wood-fired ovens and grills are the centrepiece of the covered outdoor kitchen – the kitchen will rely solely on wood-burning heat sourced, including lumber sustainably sourced from the grounds. Fireplaces and chic design elements add layers of texture and comfort to the dining experience. 

The menus draw inspiration from the Hudson Valley’s produce, placing an emphasis on local, organic ingredients farmed nearby and on-site for centuries. The hotel’s F&B offering also includes a diverse wine cellar and multi-course tasting experience, which provide an elevated complement to Hutton’s practiced simplicity. 

The site also includes various event spaces meaning it is uniquely positioned to offer a wide range of spaces to gather people at a safe distance both indoors and outdoors

According to developers, the concept of Hutton Brickyards defies categorisation and challenges the limits of Hudson Valley hospitality, presenting new and unprecedented opportunities for people to gather and connect.