05/01/15 11:00am
A bedroom inside the Chequit. (Credit: Julie Lane)

A bedroom inside the Chequit. (Credit: Julie Lane)

“We found the Chequit again after it was lost for 60 years.”

That’s how David Bowd describes the $2 million transition that has quietly taken place inside the Chequit since he and Kevin O’Shea acquired the grand Shelter Island hotel from James and Linda Eklund last fall in a $3.35 million deal.

When the doors open on the first 21 guest rooms and suites in the main building on Friday, May 8 — an opening Mr. Bowd refers to as “trial by fire” — the first thing repeat guests will notice is floors have been redone and hallways painted a subtle grey.  (more…)