HOTEL of the month

Oheka Castle

September 2015

Oheka Castle, a magnificent Gold Coast Mansion, resting majestically atop the highest point of Long Island, emanates the elegant refinement of the Chateaux in France, combined with world-class service and a rich history that is distinctly American. OHEKA has been celebrating the art of entertaining since 1919, when financier and patron of the arts, Otto HErmann KAhn, commissioned celebrated architects, Delano and Aldrich, to design his palatial country residence to accommodate Kahn’s fondness to host lavish parties.

Today, Oheka continues Kahn's legacy, and is recognized as a prestigious wedding and event venue and is a member of Historic Hotels of America boasting 32 luxurious guestrooms and suites situated on the upper floors of the estate, where guests can sleep like royalty. Visitors to the Castle can take Historic Mansion Tours of the estate and gardens, or wine and dine in the newly opened OHEKA Bar & Restaurant which offers patrons sophisticated American cuisine in authentic Europe ambiance.



135 Westgate Drive, Huntington, NY 11743

TELEPHONE: (631) 659-1400


" Frette 100% Egyptian Stripe Sheets perfectly suits Oheka's classic, traditional style. "

Nancy Melius

Director of Marketing & Design

Nancy Melius

Director of Marketing & Design for Oheka Castle


We had the exclusive opportunity to sit down with Nancy Melius, Director of Marketing & Design for Oheka Castle.

What was your design inspiration for Oheka Castle?

The French Chateaux in France

What is unique about your property?

The beautiful architecture and design of the estate and gardens offer guests the sense that they are visiting a Castle in Europe, right here in America. 

What was important about having Frette in your property?

Oheka is committed to provide its guests with a luxurious night's sleep and ultra-soft, luxurious bed linens are an important part of providing that experience. Frette linens mirrors Oheka's high standards and exceeds the guests expectations.

How does the Frette product add to the design of the hotel?

Frette Rigato Ara Ivory 100% Egyptian Stripe Sheets perfectly suits Oheka's classic, traditional style.

What are the most important decorative elements in your hotel?

The most important decorative elements in the estate is the beautiful architecture complimented by period furnishings, lavish drapes, grand chandeliers, tapestries and fine art.

What are your three most important elements when designing a bedroom/room?

Traditional, classic furnishings and fabrications; rich and inviting color palettes; a gracious bed fitted with ultra-comfortable mattresses and Frette linens.

What does it feel like to wrap yourself in Frette?

Rich, luxurious, decadent, refined.

How do you define luxury?

Rich, luxurious, decadent, refined. 

If you only have 72 hours in Huntington what would you recommend doing or seeing?

Tour other Gold Coast Mansion from the Gilded Age and Roaring Twenties, such as the Vanderbilt Museum and Old Westbury Gardens.

What's your favorite restaurant in Huntington?

Oheka's Bar & Restaurant