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Graduate Hotels to Open Roosevelt Island Property in 2020

Will Speros • March 13, 2018

Graduate Hotels from AJ Capital Partners has officially begun construction on the Graduate Roosevelt Island at the Cornell Tech campus. Located in New York’s East River, the hotel will debut in spring 2020 within an 18-story structure designed by Snøhetta that also features interiors by AJ Capital Partners CEO and founder Ben Weprin and chief creative officer Andrew Alford. Graduate currently oversees 10 hotels with eight additional properties in its pipeline.

The 224-key hotel will be spread across the slender volume overlooking the city skyline via floor-to-ceiling windows. A residential-style interior will emphasize comfort while also acknowledging the spirit of innovation that characterizes the Cornell Tech campus. A full-service restaurant, indoor-outdoor rooftop bar, and 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting space will also be housed onsite.