Asbury Ocean Club Hotel — New Jersey, United States
Three years after the famed The Asbury hotel opened in Asbury Park, New Jersey, the team behind it has unveiled the Asbury Ocean Club Hotel, its upscale beachfront escape with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. . Led by Anda Andrei, designed by Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture and Handel Architects, and with operations overseen by David Bowd of Salt Hotels, the stunning high-rise hotel is easily the crown jewel in the seaside town’s ongoing revitalization by the real estate developers, iStar.
With 54 rooms, all located on the fourth floor of a renovated building, the Asbury Ocean Club Hotel brings the privacy, luxury, and beachfront glamor of other oceanfront venues a spitting distance from New York City. . From the lobby, guests are greeted with a view of a spacious pool deck, outfitted with sunken beds, floor pillows, and deep couches. Surrounded by trees and greenery that create an oasis-like atmosphere, the deck is also home to a large outdoor pool, overlooking the ocean, a full-service bar and grill, and a slushy cart that dispenses juices, tiki cocktails, smoothies and Suite.
Inside, the warm, residential atmosphere of the hotel continues in its Drawing Room, a friendly living room/bar/kitchen hybrid, all glazed, which floats in a water mirror at the heart of the property. Visible from any vantage point in the hotel, the all-day space is equipped with a large fireplace, a communal oak table, a small grand piano and plenty of cozy nooks where guests can relax and unwind.
Each of the hotel’s rooms has been designed as a private loft on the beach. In addition to balconies that make the most of the ocean view, each room comes with a daybed or daybed from which to take in the views, 11-foot high ceilings, wood-paneled floors and a selection of elegant furnishings and amenities to complete the retreat experience.
To top it all off, each guest has a dedicated beach bell at their disposal, to meet all their needs. From fresh beach towels and umbrellas to ordering poolside lunches and drinks, personalized service rarely gets much better than this.§