Asbury Ocean Club Hotel and Residences

Client iStar
Location Asbury Park, NJ
Status Completed in 2019

The Asbury Ocean Club Hotel embraces the beachfront with a gentle curve, reflecting the nature of the shoreline.

Located in the burgeoning town of Asbury Park, the Asbury Ocean Club Hotel and Residences is a mixed-use beachfront project designed as an homage to the beach house vernacular – simple materials, open, light and airy. The 17-story building offers sweeping vistas of the Atlantic, and the tower's balconies extend out to accentuate the horizontal quality of the views.

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The building features a 54-room boutique hotel operated by Salt Hotels, with 130 residential units above.

Retail lines the street along Ocean Avenue, and anchors the two corners at Kingsley Street, one block in.

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A thin curtain of folded metal wraps the exterior of the ground floor, interrupted by expanses of glass and entryways.

The metal pieces angle away from one another reflecting the light and provide both transparency and screening. Above, thin horizontal slats do the same for the amenity and parking program.

All residential units include a wraparound terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Residential interiors, by Handel Architects, feature all-Miele kitchen appliances, white lacquered custom cabinetry by Spazzi of Italy, wide-plank, bleached white oak engineered hardwood flooring, engineered stone countertops, hansgrohe kitchen and bath fixtures, polished porcelain Marvel Calacatta walls in bathrooms, and walk-in rain showers.

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2020 Boutique Hotel of the Year, Under 100 Rooms - StayBoutique Awards by Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association Winner, Resort Hotel - AHEAD Americas by SLEEPER magazine 2019 Merit Award - AIA New Jersey Merit Award, Mid Rise Category - New Jersey Concrete Awards


Design Architect Architect of Record Interior Designer (ground floor lobby, residences)

Project Team

Gary Handel, Frank Fusaro, Rick Kearns, David Woshinsky, Danielle Chao, Tong Xiao, Leigh Connors, Cristobal Canas, Nika Banapour, Kai-Yu Yu, Tamara Hinojosa, Mikhail Kim, Matthew Lawton, Wen Yang

Design Partner(s)

Anda Andrei Design Interior Designer (hotel) - Bonetti Kozerski Landscape Design - Madison Cox Associates Landscape Architect - Melillo + Bauer Associates

Visualizations & Photography

Binyan Lester Ali