“this is not a cookie-cutter hotel,” kayla says. “we have over 33 different room types.”
The property, owned by the Banta family, spans two-and-one-half blocks in downtown Rhinebeck with a combined total of 80 rooms. It includes The Beekman Arms, The Delamater Inn, and The Rhinebeck Village Inn. Plus, in a large red barn behind The Beekman Arms sits a multi-dealer antique emporium. Accommodations at The Beekman Arms include the historic hotel, The Guest House, The Old Firehouse, and The Townsend House.
The property is currently owned by two generations: George Banta, his son George, and his son-in-law Richard Fisher.
“Every one of the family members is involved,” Kayla says. “We meet every couple of days. It’s very obvious to me their love for this place.”
Although events to celebrate the hotel’s 250th anniversary are still in the making, Kayla plans to implement ideas gathered from a “How to Celebrate Milestones” seminar at a November Historic Hotels of America Conference held in Hawaii.
“I want to see what we can bring to the table in Rhinebeck,” Kayla says. “We want this to be memorable and unique.”
After about a year on the job, an average day for Kayla includes keeping history alive, monitoring around 100 employees, and ensuring that clients stay happy.