THE LOCAL

Size: 15,000 SF
Locations: Queens, New York

The Local is a 15,000 square foot hostel in Long Island City, Queens which caters to young domestic and international travelers. With hotel rates under $50 a night, the project costs needed to be very low, so we had to ‘do a lot with a little. Working with the three young owners, we were able to develop the 5,000 square foot public area with three different spaces with their own identities - the Bar/Cafe, the Lounge, and the Library. The 10,000 square foot second floor includes 90 beds efficiently configured in tidy and carefully appointed rooms.