Asbury Park, NJ
Converted from a former abandoned Salvation Army building, The Asbury is located just steps from the Atlantic and overlooking Sunset Lake. Originally opened in 1956 and abandoned in the mid-2000s, the neglected residence building underwent a transformation by Stonehill Taylor that included new construction and a gut renovation of the original red brick structure. Several interventions were made to the whole building: two Jersey tomato growing greenhouses were erected on the front side of the building and the original structure’s second floor was removed to double the size and height of the public spaces and lobby. Interiors were infused with an industrial and playful design attuned to the hotel’s seaside setting; pairing strong, clean lines, and raw or unfinished elements with blond wood furnishings, and an airy, neutral palette punctuated by bright, sunny colors.
Two rooftop venues were also added: The Baronet, a 4,300 sf Alice-in-Wonderland version of Central Park’s Great Lawn, and Salvation, the hotel’s 4,000 sf monochromatic cocktail lounge.