Editor’s note: The planned hotel is five floors, not six as originally reported, along with the rooftop amenities.
Hilton plans to build one of its new line of Tempo by Hilton hotels on the Riverfront in Patchogue, the village’s Mayor Paul Pontieri said today.
Pontieri confirmed earlier this week to GreaterLongIsland.com that a five-floor, 116-room hotel was in the works for 138 West Ave. — the property that is currently home to the village’s shuttered bowling alley. The facility would include 16 apartments, large event spaces and a rooftop restaurant and bar with 3,000 square feet of outdoor seating.
Hilton’s affiliation skyrockets the project’s probability of success, the mayor said.
“We had gone back and forth in considering small hotels and boutique hotels. But there’s much more comfort in knowing what you have, then what you think you’re going to have,” Pontieri said. “Hilton gives us that comfort.”
The project needs to be reviewed by Patchogue’s planning and zoning boards before going to the village board for approval. If the review and approval process goes smoothly, Pontieri said, the project could break ground by this fall.
Catering to “active, ambitious travelers,” Tempo by Hilton is a new lifestyle brand with one property open in Manhattan’s Times Square. Others locations are coming soon in Raleigh, North Carolina; Louisville, Kentucky; and Nashville. Dozens more are in the works.
Hilton pitches the new brand to investors like this:
"Tempo by Hilton is a stylish and contemporary lifestyle hotel brand dedicated to exceeding the expectations of the ambitious, yet balanced, class of discerning traveler — the modern achiever. Thoughtfully designed and uplifting, Tempo offers dynamic public space including an open lobby concept with dedicated spaces to relax and work, as well as premium culinary options, such as the brand's signature coffee fuel bar, a casual breakfast café and an inviting bar experience. Each Tempo will include well-being offerings, state-of-the-art fitness facilities and programs, as well as flexible meeting and working spaces."
Occupying a large corner property at Division Street and West Avenue, the proposed hotel will be adjacent to the Fire Island National Seashore’s Patchogue River dock and its ferry service to Watch Hill on Fire Island — and steps away from the Long Island Rail Road’s Patchogue train station.