Address: 42-11 Vernon Blvd
Queens NY 11101
Project Cost: Undisclosed
Size: 6,000 SF
Steven Kratchman Architect P.C.
23 Warren Street, Store 9
New York, New York 10007
SKAPC in early 2019 completed the second phase of a multi-faceted repositioning of the Ravel Hotel, a neighborhood hot spot and destination for couples and companies seeking unforgettable event experiences. In 2005, the firm partnered with the owner, Ravi Patel, to refurbish and modernize the existing hotel in New York’s Long Island City. Almost 10 years later, Patel rehired SKAPC to expand the boutique hotel’s capacity to tap the lucrative food and beverage market. SKAPC’s design incorporated three adjacent parcels to create a 10-story, ground-up hotel tower with three levels of high-end amenity space, including two roof-top pools boasting an 18,000-square-foot pool deck and stunning skyline views. The second phase also added 40 guest rooms with a connecting bridge and new dining establishments as well as a new entrance lobby. Guest rooms were designed with communicating doors and walk around balconies to make it easy for friends and relatives to connect. A new central catering facility was constructed below grade to avoid using precious floor space, and it eliminated the need for multiple kitchens. SKAPC’s design also resolved existing and potential parking issues, enabling the hotel to handle large events simultaneously.
Photography provided by Scott Morris and Steven Kratchman Architect P.C