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Introducing The Nantucket hotel

Following Mark Snider into a construction site is like following Patton into battle. His tall, lanky frame dips in and out of doorways and crawl spaces at rapid speed as he passionately describes his latest project. He knows every construction worker on a first-name basis and calls each one his A-team. Jumping over wires and weaving through rooms full of sawdust, Snider is in his element. After all, as president of Stanmar Inc., an athletic-facility design and construction company based in Wayland, Snider, 55, has been bouncing around from building zone to building zone his entire adult life.

As owner of the Winnetu Oceanside Resort on Martha’s Vineyard, Snider also knows a thing or two about refurbishing hotels. He and his wife, Gwenn, took the shell of a run-down motel and built an upscale lodging in 2000. A short walk from the 3-mile stretch of sand on South Beach and only 4 miles by bike trails to Edgartown, the Winnetu’s location is ideal for folks who want to ditch their car for a week.

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