Iconic Til­gh­man ho­tel get­ting ready for new life

Wylder Ho­tel Til­gh­man Is­land to open in April

The Star Democrat - - REAL ESTATE -

TIL­GH­MAN — For over a cen­tury, Har­ri­son’s Ch­e­sa­peake House, an iconic ho­tel on Til­gh­man Is­land, served as an es­cape from the na­tion’s cap­i­tal for pro­fes­sional, re­gional sports stars and politi­cos, in­clud­ing Ron­ald Rea­gan, Ge­orge Bush and Bill Clin­ton. The Ch­e­sa­peake House, hav­ing fallen into dis­re­pair over the years, now is poised to re­cap­ture the promi­nence of its past.

Har­ri­son’s Ch­e­sa­peake House is com­pletely ren­o­vated and reborn as Wylder Ho­tel Til­gh­man Is­land, mak­ing it a destination unto it­self as the new­est life­style re­sort on the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay. De­but­ing in April, Wylder Ho­tel Til­gh­man Is­land in­vites guests to a true wa­ter­front haven set on nine acres. The Bay­side re­treat com­prises 54 newly de­signed guest rooms that chan­nel a re­laxed sea­side cot­tage am­biance in­fused with mod­ern style and ameni­ties, such as a new salt­wa­ter swim­ming pool, 25 boat slips, and 3,000 square feet of meet­ing and event space. Guests will have a choice of three din­ing es­tab­lish­ments, two of which are con­cep­tu­al­ized and over­seen by

Wylder Ho­tels chose Til­gh­man Is­land for its premier lo­ca­tion as a gem of un­touched beauty and farm­land; the heart and soul of the work­ing wa­ter­man.

Chef Sean Wheaton, a seven-year alum­nus of Chef José An­drés’ Think Food Group of Wash­ing­ton, D.C.

As a new hos­pi­tal­ity brand seek­ing in­trigu­ing des­ti­na­tions for cu­ri­ous trav­el­ers, Wylder Ho­tels chose Til­gh­man Is­land for its premier lo­ca­tion as a gem of un­touched beauty and farm­land; the heart and soul of the work­ing wa­ter­man. This in­car­na­tion of the il­lus­tri­ous ho­tel em­braces its his­tory and is built on the legacy of the for­mer prop­erty by con­tin­u­ing its char­ter fish­ing ex­pe­di­tions with the same fleet of cap­tains that VIP guests have come to know, trust and love.

Equal parts re­lax­ation and ad- ven­ture, Wylder Ho­tel Til­gh­man Is­land of­fers the charm of a Bay­side bed and break­fast with the feel of a lux­ury ho­tel. The guest rooms boast dark navy wain­scot­ing and warm sisal car­pet re­in­forc­ing this his­toric prop­erty, sur­rounded by ex­pan­sive ocean-side mead­ows. A clean and hand­some pal­ette of golden wood head­boards, brass fix­tures and woven rat­tan lounge chairs deepen the con­nec­tion to a sense of place.

Lush, re­designed grounds fur­ther en­hance the prop­erty and em­pha­size the is­land’s lo­cale as

a nat­u­ral, year-round sanc­tu­ary ideal for fam­ily va­ca­tions, ro­man­tic get­aways, wan­der­lust wed­dings and unique cor­po­rate events. In ad­di­tion to char­ter fish­ing, guests will have ac­cess to ex­plore the area on stand-up pad­dle­boards and kayaks, and play bocce and other lawn games on the grounds.

“As we grow our port­fo­lio of all-sea­son es­capes in un­ex­pected des­ti­na­tions, we’re ec­static to be­gin our story as a new ho­tel brand on Til­gh­man Is­land,” said John Flan­ni­gan, founder and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Wylder Ho­tels. “We’re ex­tremely proud to work with the com­mu­nity to re­vi­tal­ize this es­teemed prop­erty while of­fer­ing guests mod­ern en­hance­ments and an au­then­tic ex­pe­ri­ence on Mary­land’s East­ern Shore.”

For its first ven­ture, Wylder Ho­tels part­nered with Re­volver New York, a full-ser­vice brand­ing agency to trans­form the his­tor­i­cal prop­erty into the East­ern Shore’s new­est wa­ter­side re­sort.

“Til­gh­man Is­land is an ideal first lo­ca­tion to un­veil our vi­sion for the Wylder Ho­tels brand,” said Re­volver New York founder and cre­ative Har­ri­son’s Ch­e­sa­peake House is com­pletely ren­o­vated and reborn as Wylder Ho­tel Til­gh­man Is­land. De­but­ing April 2018, Wylder Ho­tel Til­gh­man Is­land in­vites guests to a true wa­ter­front haven set on nine acres. The Bay­side re­treat com­prises 54 newly de­signed guest rooms that chan­nel a re­laxed sea­side cot­tage am­biance in­fused with mod­ern style and ameni­ties such as a new salt­wa­ter swim­ming pool, 25 boat slips, and 3,000 square feet of meet­ing and event space. Guests will have a choice of three din­ing es­tab­lish­ments, two of which are con­cep­tu­al­ized and over­seen by Chef Sean Wheaton, a seven-year alum­nus of Chef José An­drés’ Think Food Group of Wash­ing­ton, D.C.

director Vin­cent Fi­carra. “We de­vel­oped a brand that will at­tract and ex­cite savvy ex­plor­ers in search of a gen­uine and ad­ven­tur­ous ho­tel getaway.”

Wylder Ho­tels’ Flan­ni­gan has more than 20 years of

hos­pi­tal­ity ex­pe­ri­ence lead­ing teams in ac­quir­ing, re­brand­ing, and op­er­at­ing ho­tels in New York and beyond: Ho­tel Gi­raffe NYC, The Roger, Oceana Santa Mon­ica, Ace NY, Avalon Bev­erly Hills and Palm

Springs,

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Book­ing is now open for stays as early as April 15, start­ing with an in­tro­duc­tory rate of $200 per night (two-night min­i­mum re­quired).

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