The Out NYC Owner Is Bringing Back Fire Island Pines
January 30, 2015 at 8:55 AM | by JasonD
The Out is coming out…. to Fire Island. Ian Reisner, owner of New York’s The Out Hotel, has purchased Fire Island Pines at auction, the commercial district along the harbor on Fire Island (on the other side of Long Island). Together with PJ McAteer, owner of the local Sip & Twirl nightclub, he plans to bring the district back to life following the fire that destroyed The Pavilion nightclub back in 2011.
For the $10.1 million they paid, Reisner and McAteer now own a long list of properties that include: The Pavilion (rebuilt by the previous owners), the 'High Tea' Deck, the Botel Hotel, Rack Gym, Pines Pool & Bar, the Blue Whale Restaurant, Canteen/ Cultured Elephant Restaurant, a number of shops, two homes, and a boat (!).
If all works out as planned, Reisner will reopen the hotel as the “OUTpost Pines Hotel” in June 2016, made up of a mix of shared rooms (like at The Out), deluxe rooms, and bungalows, and a “spa-wellness-health concept”. Everything will be open from April to October this year with only minor “cosmetic” changes, after which the $4+ million renovation will kick in. We’ll let you know when there are more details on what things will look like after that cash injection.