Slow Start, Big Middle for Summer Rental Bookings
Will Sennott
It’s been a bust-and-boom year for the summer rental, hotel and lodging business on the Island, after an early wave of mass cancellations.
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Island Innkeepers Join Forces in Appeal to the Governor
Will Sennott
Reeling from the devastating economic impacts of the pandemic, innkeepers from Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket have joined forces to write a letter Gov. Charlie Baker seeking guidance.
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Hob Knob News
Abigail (Abby) Gardner took over as the Hob Knob Hotel’s general manager effective Nov. 1.
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Legislators Stay at New Kelley House in Inn’s Old Tradition
Vineyard Gazette
One of the best known traditions of the old Kelley House at Edgartown was its semi-annual entertainment of the Justice of the Superior Court and his suite on the occasion of the sittings of the court in and for the County of Dukes County at Edgartown. The sittings used to fall in April and September, and many stories are still told of Bill Kelley and how, on occasion, he took the judge on a tour of Chappaquiddick while the court stood in recess.
 
For many years the house opened in time for the spring sitting and closed after the fall sitting.
 
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Vineyard House
Vineyard Gazette

This commodious hotel is now open to the public. The proprietor, Mr. Joseph Kelley, is a gentleman every way worthy of the confidence of visitors, and one who will spare no pains to make his patrons comfortable, and so well pleased as to desire to prolong their stay. We trust the “Vineyard” may be prospered under this new administration.

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Metropolitan Sold
Vineyard Gazette
Sale of the Metropolitan Hotel property, Oak Bluffs, which was largely destroyed by fire some weeks ago, was announced on Tuesday by Rodney D. Marks, former owner, who said that the property has been purchased by Krikor (Jerry) Barmakian, former restaurant proprietor, also of Oak Bluffs. Mr. Barmakian left the Island on Tuesday morning, to be gone for several days, and thus cou1d not be located, but Mr.
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Island Hotels Change Hands at a Steady Clip
Noah Asimow

From the grande dame Harbor View Hotel Edgartown to the pastoral Lambert’s Cove Inn in West Tisbury, more than half a dozen hotels changed ownership on Martha’s Vineyard last year.

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Advance Bookings Point to Busy Summer Season
Landry Harlan
Early signs suggest another busy summer season with strong advance ferry reservations and a surge of hotel and rental bookings.
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Edgartown Inn Is Sold for $5 Million
Noah Asimow
The historic Edgartown Inn was sold to Milton-based real-estate investor and hotelier Charles C. Hajjar for $5 million.
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Mansion House Sold
Vineyard Gazette
The Mansion House, Vineyard Haven, has been sold to George H. Heeley of Providence, R. I., through the real estate office of Henry V. Sanders of New Bedford.
 
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