SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - In January, it was reported that the owner and developer of three distinctive properties in Stafford and LBI was planning to erect a 105 room Victorian style hotel at the former site of the Quarter Deck Inn at the entrance to Long Beach Island in Ship Bottom.
The plans were approved a few years ago for the large hotel but the owner decided to take a relaxed approach and renovate the old Quarterdeck building and develop it into the Stateroom. The Stateroom is a beautiful wedding and banquet facility that has operated for a new of years.
That is all about to change quickly. The Stateroom will be demolished in the next few weeks to make way for the construction of Hotel LBI. Area contractor Seminole Construction will demolish the building and prepare the site for construction.
The owner and developer Christopher Vernon appears ready to kick his Hotel LBI project into gear.
Mr. Vernon’s project will get a significant jumpstart on the Arlington Beach Club which is expected to be built by Nicholas Garofolo and Shore Properties LLC. That project will be located at the site of the former Exxon station to the east.
Read previous TAPinto Stafford-LBI article about proposed Arlington Beach Club here: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/stafford-slash-lbi/articles/arlington-beach-club-ready-to-break-ground-at-the
Drawing of proposed Arlington Beach Club to be constructed at site of former Exxon station at Ship Bottom and Long Beach Boulevard circle
Vernon is the developer and owner of the Bonnett Island Estate, the Mallard Island Yacht Club, the Stateroom and most recently purchased and remodeled the Mainland / Holiday Inn complex in Manahawkin.
The Stateroom will be demolished to make room for the new hotel. The hotel will also host banquets and weddings. The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2018. Craig Brearly AIA is the architect for this project. He also designed the Mallard Island and Bonnett Island Estates.
Here is a drawing of the new Hotel LBI.
Get ready to see some major changes at the Ship Bottom Causeway in coming weeks.