In the up and coming neighborhood of Dutch Kills in New York’s Long Island City, something new is taking shape. Sitting on the border of bustling Astoria, The Boro Hotel is the first design-centric boutique property in its locale.
Designed by the brilliant firm, Grzywinski + Pons, The Boro Hotel’s style is modern and minimalist. It also embraces the structure’s industrial feel. The walls are made out of concrete and cinderblock, the floors all hand-scraped oak. The wood paneling and plush leather furniture lend an atmosphere of understated sophistication. No room is alike at The Boro Hotel’s 108 guest rooms and studios. But all the spaces offer spacious terraces and balconies, as well as stunning floor to ceiling windows that give spectacular, panoramic views of Queens.
For those not familiar with Queens, the hotel will serve as an excellent hub. The hotel lobby provides a laid back but excellent café bar that serves breakfast, wine, cocktails, and specialty coffee. Guests can also spend an evening relaxing by a modern fire pit. A courtyard restaurant and a rooftop bar with 360-degree views are also set to open in the fall. Long Island City’s museums, MoMA’s PS 1, and Smorgasborg Queens are among the few sights to see that are a hop and skip away from The Boro Hotel.
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