PEAPACK-GLADSTONE – The redevelopment of the estate that once belonged to the king of Morocco is, in the developer’s words, “something unlike anything else that has ever been in Central Jersey.”
After delays caused by the pandemic, construction has begun on the hotel and spa near Ninety Acres restaurant on the historic Natirar estate, now being developed as Pendry Natirar, a luxury resort and residential community.
Plus, two of the 24 new luxury homes, with starting prices in the low $3 millions, to be built on the property are almost ready to be occupied.
In May 2020, developers said the entire project would be completed in 2021.
Natirar partnered with Pendry Hotels & Resorts, a luxury hospitality brand from Montage International, on the resort that’s amid 90 acres of greenery. Montage International is a luxury hospitality management company.
The remaining 400 acres of the estate adjacent to the North Branch of the Raritan River are a Somerset County park. Somerset County bought the 491-acre estate in 2003 for $22 million and leased 90 acres, including the mansion and adjacent buildings, to Bob Wojtowicz, Natirar founder and Warren Township resident. The rest of the property is parkland open to the public.
‘Cousin of the mansion’
The hotel and spa will open in fall 2022 and will include 66 guestrooms and suites. Spa Pendry will include a fitness center, swimming pool, salon, retail boutique and 12 treatment rooms.
The new construction will attach to the circa-1912…