The Real Deal New York

Two new hotels to rise near JFK Airport

Developer Chartwell filed plans for adjacent buildings in Jamaica, Queens

December 18, 2015 11:45AM
By Konrad Putzier

The Hilton hotel currently occupying 144-02 135th Avenue and Gene Kaufman

The Hilton hotel currently occupying 144-02 135th Avenue and Gene Kaufman

Tennessee-based developer Chartwell Hospitality filed plans for two new hotels on adjacent lots near John F. Kennedy International Airport in Jamaica, Queens.

An 11-story hotel with 362 rooms and a 12-story hotel with 183 rooms are set to rise at 144-02 135th Avenue, across the Belt Parkway from the airport. Gene Kaufman is the architect of record for both.

There is currently a Hilton hotel on the site, which Chartwell owns, and no demolition permits have been filed. Chartwell could not immediately be reached for comment. The company owns no other hotels in New York, according to its website, but is in the process of developing a Marriott Hotel in Westbury, Long Island.

Chartwell isn’t the only developer in Queens’ burgeoning hotel sector that’s active around JFK Airport. MCR Development and airline JetBlue are planning to build two hotel towers on the site of the old TWA terminal. And developer Kaukish Patel filed plans in October for three hotels on adjacent lots in Jamaica, totaling 398 keys.

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