Wealthy travelers are starting bidding wars to score Hamptons hotel rooms
The Hamptons are so overbooked this summer, some folks are offering hotels way more than their going room rates to score reservations, sources tell Page Six.
Michael Pitsinos, the owner of Naia at the Capri hotel in Southampton, told Page Six the bidding phenomenon is not uncommon. “It’s like ‘Hamptons Hotels Gone Wild’ out here these days,” Pitsinos said, claiming bidders have offered as much as five figures per night. “It’s nearly impossible to get a hotel room on weekends in advance, let alone getting them the same day.”
Hotels clear space by offering those with existing reservations perks and comps for later dates if they give up their rooms.
We hear that rappers Young Thug and Travis Scott along with an entourage of about 15 were recently partying at the hot spot. Witnesses said that while Scott made a quick departure, Young Thug kept bottle service going and decided to be safe and book the spot’s remaining rooms for $1,500 a bed.
“They have money and they don’t care,” said the source. “They want to wake up by the pool. Money is no object.” We’re told other partygoers wanted to do the same, but had less luck. “Other people at the bash were trying to outbid [Young Thug] for the rooms since everywhere is booked,” said the spy. “Some made offers as high as $5,000.”
Pitsinos declined to comment on Young Thug.
75 Main restaurateur Zach Erdem, who also owns the hotel Harpoon House, told us, “The hotels are insane. People booked months in advance for $600, $700, and now people are calling and offering double the money.” Erdem said, “I put up a room for $1,200 and it sold in a minute . . . Rooms are going for $1,200 to $1,500 or even $2,500.” He added, “I have never seen it like this. I wish I owned more hotels.”