Former Castle HotelOheka Castle was built almost a century ago by the financier and philanthropist Otto Hermann Kahn for an estimated cost of $11 million ($110 million in today’s currency). During the Gilded Age of the 1920s, Kahn used the 127-room estate as a summer home where he hosted lavish parties. Heads of state and Hollywood stars have been among the people invited. After the death of Otto Kahn in 1934, the estate changed hands several times. It used to serve as a retreat for New York sanitation workers and a government training school for Merchant Marine radio operators. In 1948, the Eastern Military Academy bought Oheka but the school went bankrupt 30 years later. In 1984, developer Gary Melius purchased Oheka and the surrounding 23 acres and began restoring the Castle to its original grandeur. Today, after $30 million spent in restoration, Oheka is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a member of Historic Hotels of America.