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Boutique of the Week: The Paper Factory Hotel

Features & Advice | Tom Bastek | April 29, 2015

Boutique of the Week: The Paper Factory Hotel

Photos courtesy of The Paper Factory Hotel

This Long Island City hotspot was originally built as radio manufacturing company in 1922, the business changed over to a paper mill during the newspaper boom of WWII. In 2012, the building which had been closed and in disrepair since the 1970s, was purchased and converted into a modern yet vintage boutique hotel going by the name of The Paper Factory Hotel.

Original materials were used in the reconstruction as much as possible, and you can still find hammered metal doors, expansive factory windows, and exposed pipes throughout the property. One of the most iconic features of the hotel is the lobby’s one-hundred-year-old paper machine next to a circular staircase that has a central column made of hundreds of hardcover books.

Large windows provide excellent light, and the loft rooms even have a fridge and microwave to really give it a full-suite feel. There is a modern, in-house 24-hour fitness center, and they offer multiple spaces for meetings and weddings that can accommodate 250-plus participants. 

Their in-house restaurant, Mundo, offers up worldly inspired cuisine and signature cocktails. The events held here range from Tango Night to Art Shows and are as unique as the space and bar. There is free Wi-Fi, free international calls, and free video on demand.

The neighborhood around the hotel is right next to Astoria, the Kaufman Arts District is only a seven-minute walk away. The subway is two blocks away and just a ten-minute ride into Manhattan. If you want to check out a Mets game at Citi Field, the subway can get you there in just 26 minutes as well.

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