Graduate Roosevelt Island | Opens 1 June 2021
NEW YORK: “Bringing Eclectic Cool Vibes to Roosevelt Island” (Travel + Leisure), Graduate Roosevelt Island is the first hotel on an “NYC island with a notorious past” (CNN) and a high-tech future”. The “oft-overlooked” (The Telegraph) two-mile island between Manhattan and Queens is “known for its hospitals, prison and Lunatic Asylum” (New York Post). Now it’s getting a “sleek and modern” (The Telegraph) 18-story tower hotel, at the entrance of the new campus of Ivy League university Cornell Tech – “the first campus ever built for the digital age” (Dezeen).
The brand’s 29th property and its first in New York City, the hotel is “accessible by sea, land, and air” (Travel + Leisure). “Designed by architecture firm Snøhetta” (Dezeen) – a Norwegian firm whose projects include the Oslo Opera House – the hotel comes with over 3,600 square feet of waterfront event space, a restaurant and a rooftop lounge as well as 224 guest rooms. Here your check-in is overseen by a “13-foot statue of Flyboy by artist Hebru Brantley” (Travel + Leisure) while the 24-hour gym will inspire with its views over the Queensboro Bridge.
Our favourite feature: All the energy of the student union plus a gym with a view.