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Owners, Mark and Gwenn Snider, to Welcome Summer 2012 Guests to Nantucket Island, Massachusetts

Nantucket Island, Massachusetts – March 8, 2012
- Mark and Gwenn Snider, owners of the family-friendly, award-winning Winnetu Oceanside Resort on Martha's Vineyard, are delighted to announce that the historic Nantucket Hotel & Resort, "The Nantucket", will welcome guests in time for summer 2012.  The last of the grand dame hotels on the island, The Nantucket has 60 rooms and marks the rebirth of the iconic Point Breeze Hotel, originally built in 1891.  Nestled prominently in the heart of Nantucket town, this turn-of-the-century resort has been doubled in size and completely refurbished to look as it did at the turn of the century.  It will feature carefully appointed modern comforts set in the property's original 19th century architectural style.  By tapping into its unique history, The Nantucket will usher forth the simple joys of a by-gone era and set the tone for a quintessential New England island vacation.

The Nantucket, a casually upscale, all-season coastal resort is ideal for families, couples, corporate meetings and unforgettable weddings.  Within walking distance to the beach, bike paths, and all the fine stores and restaurants in the town of Nantucket, the resort will offer its signature complimentary children's program (the only hotel to do so on Nantucket), ensuring that every young guest experiences lasting memories, adventures, and new traditions.  As parents of three, the Snider's go overboard to keep kids happy and are committed to delivering a genuine vacation for all ages.  The Nantucket even offers an evening program for the children, so parents can enjoy a free night to dine alone.    Families will discover that the Island of Nantucket was never so much fun and easy to enjoy as when staying at The Nantucket.

With the Snider's at the helm, expect the level of comfort at The Nantucket to increase exponentially.  Guests will enjoy a sense of welcoming with the homey yet modern feel of the accommodations, which range from hotel rooms, to one-to four-bedroom suites as well as summer cottages.  Each full-sized suite will have its own kitchenette, living room/dining area, and individually controlled central air-conditioning.  In addition, the hotel offers a swimming pool and a kiddie pool, a fitness facility, café, and Wi-Fi throughout.  Guests are encouraged to leave their car on the mainland as the hotel will offer shuttles to the ferries and the town and beaches are just a short walk.

"We also have the only ballroom of its kind on the island to host magical, dream-like weddings and business meetings for up to 250 persons throughout the year," said Mark Snider.

From July through September 8, guests at The Nantucket will also have the unique opportunity to take advantage of a first-ever, two-island resort stay offered with the Winnetu on Martha's Vineyard.  Guests will now have the option to vacation at both resorts, receive complimentary transfers on the islands, and enjoy reserved seating on the high-speed ferry connection between Hyannis, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.  Between September 8 and October 21, the inter-island service is provided by Cape Air and can be booked independently by the guest.

"For more than a decade, we searched for a sister property on Nantucket that would complement our resort on Martha's Vineyard.  The Nantucket will have the same high standards as the Winnetu on the Vineyard, but will offer a slightly different experience, as it will be quintessentially Nantucket," said Gwenn Snider.

While at The Nantucket, discover the unique surprises hidden on the island.  The resort's concierge will help to make "hidden" Nantucket accessible for every guest.  Stroll on the cobblestone streets, under gas lamps and gaze at more than 800 buildings built before the Civil War. The historic setting is so remarkably preserved that you'll feel like young Herman Melville himself, doing research on the book that made him famous, Moby Dick.

Within easy walking distance is The Nantucket Whaling Museum, housed in a former spermaceti candle factory originally built in 1847. The town is lined with intriguing boutiques like Peter Beaton Studio (16 Federal Street), which uses finely graded leghorn straw to create 75 styles of hats, in addition to tote bags, dresses, and shoes.  "Nantucket Reds," red cotton clothing favored by the locals, can be found at Murray's Toggery Shop (62 Main Street). At night, the Nantucket restaurant scene thrives with many of New England's most talented chefs, sourcing today's catch from the surrounding sea.

Open year-round, guests of The Nantucket will enjoy a wealth of seasonal activities offered on the Island, from attending the Daffodil Festival, Wine Festival, and Nantucket Film Festival in the spring to watching the cranberry bogs turn bright red in the fall and the famous Christmas Stroll in early December. Whatever time of year you visit The Nantucket, you'll never be far from the beach, the town and the salty air.

To make a reservation, call toll free at 1-866-807- 6011 or 1-508-310-1734, or email


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