Address: 42-11 Vernon Blvd
Queens, NY 11101
Project Cost: $5,000,000
Date: 2005
Size: 6,000 SF

Steven Kratchman Architect P.C.
Steven Kratchman
23 Warren Street, Store 9
New York, New York 10007


In 2005, SKAPC was hired by Ravi Patel to refurbish and modernize an existing hotel in N.Y.’s Long Island City. Recognizing the neighborhood’s potential, due in part to its transportation infrastructure and proximity to Manhattan, Patel had purchased the property with plans to transform it into what would be the second “new” boutique hotel in Queens (today there are more than 100). The initial phase of the project – completed in 2008- involved refurbishing 63 guest rooms and suites, which were re-imagined with windows as a backdrop, open floor plans, high ceilings and modern finishes. The amenity spaces were also renovated, including the rebranded Penthouse 808, a 9,500-square-foot indoor/outdoor rooftop restaurant and lounge with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and Queensboro Bridge. The boutique hotel has become one of New York’s iconic new landmarks. SKAPC in 2019 completed the second phase of the multi-faceted repositioning of the Ravel, incorporating three adjacent parcels to create a 10-story, ground-up hotel tower with three levels of high-end amenity space.