South Hampton Inn
With a storied career in banking, real estate, and hospitality, Dede Gotthelf is one of Long Island’s leading women in business. Dede attributes her success to her formative years of education at The Brearley School and Williams College, her first job at Chase Bank, and a strong foundation in finance. Over the past four decades, Dede has taken on unique out-of-the-box challenges such as purchasing the Brooklyn Bridge from the City of New York; being a co-general partner in the development of one of the first waterfront condominiums (The Regatta) at Battery Park City; assembling the land and site planning for the first Planned Development District (PDD) in Southampton Town that included a new King Kullen grocery store on 7+ acres in downtown Hampton Bays; and repositioning the Southampton Inn, International Plaza, and Claude’s Restaurant in the historic Village of Southampton.
Dede is recognized as one of the Top 100 Women in Real Estate; Certificate of Appreciation from the Flanders Northampton Riverside Community Association (FRNCA); A certificate of Special Achievement from Governor Carey for urban planning and renewal at the New York State Urban Development Corporation; one of the top CFOs from Long Island Business News, and Employee of the Month from her staff at the Southampton Inn!
In the early days of COVID-19, she closed the Inn to all outside guests, housing essential workers from Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. After reopening under CDC guides, with several Sterile-Bright UVC sanitizing lights to protect guests and employees, the Southampton Inn continues to offer a family and pet friendly, romantic, sustainable and idyllic Hamptons getaway which attracts countless locals and visitors alike who come to explore the beautiful nature and culture of the East End all year long.