The Rockaway Hotel, an urban beach getaway for surfers and cultural enthusiasts, will open its doors this summer in Rockaway Beach in Queens, New York.A project 10 years in the making, the hotel is the brainchild of 7G Realty and IGC Hospitality.
Leading the team from 7G Group is Managing Partner Jon Krasner who is known for the Hero Beach Club in Montauk alongside 7G Partner and Chief Social Impact Officer Michi Jigarjian. Founded by third-generation Rockaway Beach residents Terence and Dan Tubridy, IGC Hospitality owns and operates restaurants and bars throughout New York City. The hotel will open this summer.
The new-build, 84,000 square-foot hotel comprises 53 guest rooms, along with eight fully furnished, extended-stay suites and four F&B options managed by IGC Hospitality.Inspired by the history and existing topography of Rockaway, Morris Adjmi Architects designed the new building to complement the bungalows that hug the shoreline, and an environment similar to that of local pubs and restaurants.
Curious Yellow Design spearheaded the interior design, drawing inspiration from the hotel’s setting. Materials such as teak, linen, wool, leather, and rattan create an eclectic, retro, and calming atmosphere, complemented by a soothing color palette with pops of color such as yellow, blue, and pink. The hotel’s design creates a relaxing environment without losing the liveliness of nearby New York City. The lobby features textural details, curvy accessories, and bold shapes with a touch of Scandinavian design.
Photo: Matthew Placek