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Is Ralph Lauren Eyeing a Piece of Hamptons Hotel History?

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June 3, 2010 at 3:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

Are you still in the Memorial Day patriotic spirit? Well, get ready for a lotta Americana as the New York Daily News whispers about fashion designer Ralph Lauren possibly buying and revamping the 164-year-old American Hotel in Sag Harbor, Long Island.

This all comes as the owner of The American Hotel, Ted Conklin, marries his high-school sweetheart and beats a path out of Sag Harbor. He has listed his other properties for sale or for rent, and although there aren't any confirmed offers from Lauren, it looks like The American Hotel may be next.

The NYDN notes that Ralph's newest store, in Paris, occupies a former historic hotel on the Boulevard St. Germain. He could easily flip The American into a Hamptons version of the same, turning The American's 8 hotel rooms into retail space, a design studio, or renovated suites.

Despite the hotel's Geocities-ish website, we're inclined to agree with the locals, that Ralph Lauren would be a perfect fit for the building. He could even keep the restaurant as another branch of his RL chain, just as he also did in Paris, and a Hamptons branch makes more sense to us than his current hotel partnership at Round Hill in Jamaica.

[Photo: NYDN]

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