Thursday September 26th, 2013 - 10:28AM
QUEENS, NY—The Ravel Hotel, located in Long Island City here, is planning a $10 million renovation and expansion, expected to complete in May.
TSID, a boutique firm with offices in Bali and Shanghai, is leading the expansion.
The Estate at Ravel, an expansion of the existing 63-room boutique hotel, adds an adjacent tower with more than 45,000 sq. ft. of catering and meeting facilities, 54 new guestrooms and two bridal suites with terraces, and 35,000 sq. ft. of outdoor space. Indoor/outdoor space on the third floor will feature a reflecting pool that converts into an ice skating rink in the colder months and a landscaped garden that can be utilized for private events.
The color palette will feature warm colors, such as aubergine, red and orange tones, and will be paired with materials like natural blond oak wood, textured woven rattan, shiny mirrors and white lacquered accent pieces.
Guestrooms will feature low platform beds, bronze mirrors and resin night stands lighted from within. Bathrooms will have walk-in showers and three-sided vanity mirrors. The one-bedroom bridal suites will offer wrap-around terraces, an outdoor pool table, a moveable four-poster bed for indoor or outdoor sleeping and a staircase to the penthouse-level pool area.
A ballroom on the ground floor will feature a custom-made wool carpet in deep burgundy and a cluster of contemporary pendant light fixtures in different sizes. The walls will be decorated with rectangular fabric panels. The pre-function space will feature Calacatta Tucci marble flooring and walls made of blackened-steel vertical strips, textured bark wall coverings and gray silver mother of pearl.