Community welcomes long-awaited grand opening of Northport Hotel
BY NEWS12 - CAROLINE FLYNN
The community of Northport is welcoming the long-awaited opening of Northport Hotel.
The hotel is on Main Street and is a three-story boutique build with an Italian steakhouse on the ground floor and 26 rooms and suites above.
The hotel is the brainchild of the co-owners of the popular Engeman Theater. The regional stage helped make Northport a year-round destination.
The hotel’s owner says a lack of lodging for patrons seemed like a missed opportunity for the waterfront community.
“Additionally, the local people. People from Northport. They generally say we have to have our friends and family stay in our house so this is an opportunity for them to stay as well," says Richard Dolce, Northport Hotel owner.
The seven-year project involved meticulous planning where owners Kevin O'Neil and Dolce drew on their own negative hotel experiences and those of community members. Then they built accordingly.