Wave Resort to open in Jersey Shore

Wave Resort is slated to open in the heart of Pier Village along the Jersey Shore. The six-story, 67-room hotel from Kushner will be located directly across from the boardwalk and beach in Long Branch, N.J., and will have seven new restaurants and bars; an outdoor pool deck with fire pits and 180-degree beach views; and onsite spa, blow-dry bar and fitness center.

Wave Resort’s rooms were designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA). Each room is configured to provide views of the Atlantic Ocean from terraces and through floor-to-ceiling, wall-to wall windows. Blackened wood finishes and rope details were integrated throughout.

The design of Wave Resort’s many public spaces was overseen by Brooklyn-based Dutch East Design. There will be a bespoke, concrete reception desk at the living room-style lobby. The property will also use natural, raw materials; sunset-toned fabrics; and graphic designs.


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Hospitality group APICII is behind the property’s seven brand new F&B concepts, including seasonal fine dining seafood and coastal casual restaurants; a boardwalk coffeeshop; swim-up pool bar; and a hybrid burger-and-taco shop. Design-wise, the dining venues were influenced by Pier Village’s boardwalk. Each restaurant and bar, from the boardwalk café to the brasserie-style fine dining room to the second-floor pool deck, has a collection of communal lounging spaces.

For events, the property will have a 7,125-square-foot indoor-outdoor space on the sixth floor beneath the hotel’s wave-shaped rooftop.

Meanwhile, the glass-enclosed top-floor space, named High Crest, will have 360-degree views of the Pier Village boardwalk, the ocean and Shore sands, and includes an ocean-facing bar and wrap-around alfresco terrace.

Photo credit: Preferred Hotels & Resorts Lifestyle Collection

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