With our perfect trip to the West Coast coming to an end we take a look on the other side of the United States, where located in the heart of Dutch Kills, an emerging area in Long Island City – which borders the famous Astoria neighborhood – the beautiful Boro Hotel has just opened its doors. The new hotel is the first design centric boutique property in the rapidly evolving neighborhood. Designed by design firm Grzywinski+Pons, the hotel’s 108 guestrooms, studios and public spaces offer a fresh perspective by blending modern, minimalist interiors with the structure’s original concrete and cinderblock bones. Thoughtful touches infuse warmth into the space to create an appealing environment, including hand scraped oak floors, painted pallet wood paneling, and design elements that incorporate leather, cork and sisal materials. With as a result: a both modern yet elegant choice for our next trip to the Big Apple.
While none of the 108 guest rooms are exactly alike, many boast spacious terraces and balconies, while all include high floor to ceiling windows showcasing panoramic views, custom designed furniture and unique light fixtures.
The hotel’s ground floor features an open light filled layout consisting of a lobby area upon entrance where guests self check in at a communal table, a modern firepit, and a café bar set up for specialty coffee, cocktails, wine, light fare and complimentary breakfast. Venues will soon include a ground floor restaurant and bar with spanning terrace and courtyard seating, and a rooftop with bar and stunning Manhattan and Queens views. There are various meetings and event spaces, including a versatile glass enclosed loft space with sweeping 360° panoramic views on the 13th floor.
Minutes from Manhattan and Brooklyn’s eclectic neighborhoods via public transit, Boro Hotel is surrounded by some of Long Island City’s best museums, restaurants, and boutiques, including MoMA’s PS1, Smorgasburg Queens, Mu Ramen, The Noguchi Museum, and M. Wells Steakhouse.
We love this elegant new option when visiting New York City.
Photography by Floto + Warner.
For more information and to book a room see here.