Gurney’s Takes Over Montauk Yacht Club

The dining room at the new Gurney's Star Island Resort & Marina. Courtesy photo

Come spring, The Montauk Yacht Club will officially be no longer — but boaters can still breathe easy.

Gurney’s Resorts is stepping in.

The Montauk staple’s expansion continues with the new Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina, its second establishment in the hamlet, now undergoing a $13-million renovation of its 107 guestrooms and multiple restaurants, as well as the lobby, ballroom and meeting spaces.

Additionally, the team is upgrading the 232-slip marina — the largest on the East End and home to most superyachts in the area. By April, Gurney’s Star Island will reintroduce itself to hotel guests as an extension of Montauk’s popular resort, as well as a destination for the boating and yachting communities, according to owner George Filopoulos.

“Montauk is a market that is important to us personally and professionally, and we are thrilled to add another location to the destination as we grow our footprint as a brand,” he said in a press release. “Having extensive knowledge of Montauk from the last several years operating the original Gurney’s, we know what guests look for and how to differentiate ourselves in the Hamptons. We are so pleased to launch a second location that will extend the Gurney’s experience out to Star Island, while introducing a new type of stay in the marina setting.”

Loaded with amenities, programs and services, Gurney’s Star Island will include a selection of casual and fine dining restaurants, a private beach, a kid’s club, and concierge services providing easy access between all three Gurney’s resorts: a complimentary shuttle service to and from Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, as well as yacht and seaplane service to Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina in Rhode Island.

“The design of the property stays true to the brand’s coastal aesthetic and origin, led by designer Stella Abdoulin,” the release said. “Inspired by its nautical history, Gurney’s Star Island showcases a neutral color palette and maritime elements throughout the guest rooms and public spaces.”

Among the resort’s three pools is “The Pool Club,” overlooking the marina — “the ideal place to sip, swim and relax,” the release said, with waterfront chaise lounge chairs, distinctive cocktails and Gurney’s signature lunch items, including traditional and siracha lobster rolls.

“As the largest marina in the Hamptons and the second marina property for Gurney’s Resorts, Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina plans to deliver a full-service experience including fine food and beverage to its yachting guests,” the release said.

Il Forno Market will feature gourmet pizza, freshly baked goods, sandwiches and salads, and The Market will offer grab-and-go options for marina and hotel guests alike.

“The centerpiece restaurant of the resort will be named Showfish,” the release said. “A fine, yet engaging, seafood restaurant open for dinner and brunch, Showfish’s entire menu is locally sourced with seafood caught daily, brought to Gurney’s docks by local fishermen. Virtually all produce is sourced from farms on the East End, located within 20 miles of the property and prepared on display at the restaurant’s ‘vegetable butchery.’” Chef Jeremy Blutstein will lead the team at the new resort.

Opening rates start at $295 per night. For more information call (631) 668-3100 or visit