JetBlue is an experienced hotelier, having opened a boutique hotel for employees in Orlando, and now it has struck a partnership with MCR Development to open a hotel in the old TWA Terminal at JFK Airport.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the three New York-area airports, is expected to approve JetBlue’s selection at a meeting on Thursday. JetBlue would be a minority investor in the project. The prospect of MCR Development’s work was first reported in April.
MCR Development, which develops and manages hotels, has developed the High Line Hotel in Manhattan; numerous Courtyard by Marriott properties from Abilene, Texas, to Alexandria, Virginia, and several Fairfield Inn & Suites properties, among other brands.
MCR Development would operate the hotel at JFK and, as a minority investor, JetBlue’s role at the hotel hasn’t been determined.
Written by Dennis Schaal.
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