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Morris Adjmi to design a boutique hotel in the Rockaways

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Morris Adjmi to design a boutique hotel in the Rockaways. Pictured:The Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. (Courtesy Morris Adjmi Architects)
Morris Adjmi to design a boutique hotel in the Rockaways. Pictured:The Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. (Courtesy Morris Adjmi Architects)

A remote beachside stretch of Queens is set to get a fashionable hotel by architect Morris Adjmi.

This week, the New York firm filed plans for a six-story, 61-key hotel at 108-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, on the peninsula’s main drag near the terminus of the A train.

The 86-foot-tall hotel, to be built on an assemblage of lots, will include 9,000 square feet of residential space. This space will most likely be used for the project’s seven extended-stay rooms, where travelers can bunk up for a month or more.

In total, YIMBY reports that the building will have almost 39,000 square feet of hotel and retail. A top floor bar and events space will sandwich the rooms, and a bar-restaurant will occupy the bottom two floors.

While Morris Adjmi Architects’ portfolio includes four other hospitality projects, most notably the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, the firm will have the opportunity to realize its restrained, tasteful style from the ground-up. In keeping with its semi-industrial surroundings, the Wythe was a transformation of an old barrel factory into a 70-key hotel. As AN’s March studio visit suggested, the firm will surely be busy through 2017: This summer, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved an angled 10-story office building in Noho, and in Philadelphia, Adjmi is set to build a cantilevered rooftop pool at a hotel in the city’s Fishtown neighborhood.

Developers Good Company Hospitality Group and JBS Project Management have applied to rezone the lots for commercial use. The proposal is making its way through the municipal land use review process right now.

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