Travel + Leisure
By Stacey Leasca

Roosevelt Island finally has its own hotel — and it's epic.

On June 1, the Graduate Roosevelt Island opened its doors and is now ready for guests to come to explore what the charming island has to offer.

"We're thrilled to be opening our first property of the year at Graduate Roosevelt Island," Ben Weprin, founder and CEO of Graduate Hotels, shared in a statement about the 224 room hotel that sits on the Cornell Tech campus.

The hotel, Weprin noted, "marks a momentous moment after what has been an incredibly difficult year for both our industry and the city of New York. New York City is one of the greatest cities in the world, and to have the rare opportunity to build something new and offer a fresh perspective on a destination with such a storied past is an honor."

Though the hotel's views are spectacular, so is the building itself. The interior of the hotel blends "old school and new age, taking inspiration from both the rich history of Roosevelt Island and the future of technology that the Cornell Tech campus embodies," the hotel explained in the statement.

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