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Out With the Old and In With the New: The Quarterdeck is Gone but Hotel LBI is Coming

The Quarterdeck during demolition last week Credits: Photo courtesy of Richard Visotcky
Hotel LBI will replace the old Quarterdeck and most recently the Stateroom. Construction is expected to be complete by this summer Credits: Craig Brearley, Architect

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - Area residents may have noticed by now that the property that was once the Quarterdeck Inn and most recently, the Stateroom has been demolished. Area contractor Seminole Construction has demolished the buildings and the site is being prepared for construction. 

Owner and developer Christopher Vernon appears ready to kick his Hotel LBI project into gear. 

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Vernon is 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.  Last year, he purchased the Holiday Inn in Manahawkin and that has undergone extensive renovation.  Many residents and visitors enjoy the Mainland outdoor beer garden.  

Vernon has his plans were approved a few years back but he decided to take a relaxed approach and renovate the old Quarterdeck building and develop it into the Stateroom.  The Stateroom was a beautiful wedding and banquet facility that operated for a few years. 

Hotel LBI 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.









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. 

Hotel LBI Will Have a Neighbor to the East at Site of Old Exxon Station at the Boulevard

Read previous TAPinto Stafford-LBI article about proposed Arlington Beach Club here:

Proposed Arlington Beach Club at site of former Exxon gas station at Rt 72 Circle








Drawing of proposed Arlington Beach Club to be constructed at site of former Exxon station at Ship Bottom and Long Beach Boulevard circle


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