Construction has started for an eleven-story Marriott hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport, in Queens. The 270,000-square foot structure will create 540 rooms, along with 4,000 square feet of meeting space, a lounge, a drinking establishment, offices, a fitness center, and parking. Gene Kaufman Architects will be responsible for the exterior design, as well as the interiors, public spaces, and guest rooms.
Tennessee-based Chartwell Hospitality has filed applications for two hotel buildings that would rise on the roughly 80,000 square-foot parking lot immediately east of the Hilton New York JFK Airport, located at 144-02 135th Avenue in South Jamaica. The larger hotel planned is an 11-story, 362-key building measuring 158,892 square feet in total. Rooms would average 439 square feet apiece. The second hotel would be a 12-story, 183-key structure measuring 84,664 square feet. In that building, rooms would average a slightly larger 463 square feet apiece. Gene Kaufman is the architect of record for both hotels, according to The Real Deal.