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Old Mar 16, 11, 9:26 pm
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[I did a search here but didn't see mention of this - if there's already a thread could someone pls provide a link.]

Just noticed this on Hilton's website: Hilton JFK Airport
"This hotel will soon be joining the Hilton Worldwide Portfolio of Brands but is not yet accepting reservations. It is scheduled to open in November 2011"

I posted the following question in this Hilton Forum thread: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hilto...airport-3.html, but then figured you all would most likely know the answer: Is this a rebranding or new construction?
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Old Mar 16, 11, 9:34 pm
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It's a rebrand of the old Holiday Inn (currently known as the "International JFK Airport Hotel"). Just Google the new hotel's address -- without the incorrect "11372" ZIP code.
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Old Mar 17, 11, 1:40 pm
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Good to have another option at JFK. Wish it was at the location of the old Ramada/Travelodge which is right where the Van Wyck ends on airport grounds.
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Old Mar 17, 11, 8:33 pm
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Originally Posted by CMK10 View Post
Good to have another option at JFK. Wish it was at the location of the old Ramada/Travelodge which is right where the Van Wyck ends on airport grounds.

Um, I think not. Ever taken a whiff out the car window when driving past the old Ramada? Yep, that would be the sewage treatment plant located directly adjacent to the Ramada. Easily visible from the Howard Beach line of the AirTrain.

I would never stay at a hotel in this location. Better to have a quick hotel shuttle to/from Federal Circle than to be smelling sewage all night. But hey, that's just me.
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Old Mar 24, 11, 1:20 pm
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And now please continue to follow this thread in the Hilton Forum.

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Old Feb 26, 12, 3:27 am
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Hilton New York JFK Airport

Just did a search looking for the HGI at JFK (where I have stayed at in the past)--and came across this:

http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hote...-York/index.do

Seems like this new FS Hilton at JFK opened with very little fanfare....

And given the overall disappointing array of JFK hotel choices, this could be a welcome new option.

Also surprising is that this is a level 4 property, same as the HGI JFK.
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Old Feb 26, 12, 7:08 am
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I think this is the old Holiday Inn which lost it's franchise a couple of years ago - I hope it has been refurbished because when it was a Holiday Inn, it was a dump....
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Old Feb 26, 12, 10:26 am
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Originally Posted by wildthing271 View Post
I think this is the old Holiday Inn which lost it's franchise a couple of years ago - I hope it has been refurbished because when it was a Holiday Inn, it was a dump....
I understand they are refurbishing it because I had a booking for next week and I received a mail saying that the opening had been postponed, and that they were canceling my reservation.
Did not offer other alternatives though.
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Old Feb 26, 12, 10:32 am
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See also this thread
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hilto...er-2011-a.html

Believe the renovations were delayed, and it opened about a month ago.

The 356-room International JFK Airport Hotel has been rebranded under the Hilton Hotels and Resorts portfolio, following the completion of a renovation programme.

The Hilton New York JFK Airport is located around a quarter of a mile from the airport, with a free 24-hour shuttle bus.

The rebranded property features 263 standard and 64 executive rooms, an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, Restaurant 44 serving “modern American cuisine”, five meeting rooms and executive lounge.

The hotel becomes the sixth property under the brand in the New York metropolitan area, joining joins the Hilton Times Square, Hilton New York, Millenium Hilton, Hilton Manhattan East and Hilton New York Fashion District.
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Old Feb 26, 12, 10:37 am
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Originally Posted by cordelli View Post
Believe the renovations were delayed, and it opened about a month ago.
I understand not yet...

Copy of the mail I received:

Dear Guest,


This email is in regards to your pre-paid reservation recently confirmed at our Hilton New York / JFK Airport property. It is with deep regret to inform you that due to an internal delay the property will not open as scheduled on February 7, 2012. Unfortunately all reservations prior to March 12, 2012 are not valid until the further notice. All pre-paid charges regarding the room and tax only will be refunded accordingly due to this unforeseen circumstance.


We want to thank you again for choosing Hilton Portfolio of hotels for your travel needs. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-236-7113 (24/7). Thank you.


Best regards,
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Old Feb 26, 12, 11:08 am
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Originally Posted by more4less View Post
I understand not yet...
You can reserve a room for tonight there, so at least part of it is open
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Originally Posted by cordelli View Post
You can reserve a room for tonight there, so at least part of it is open
Thanks cordelli,

I booked somewhere else but I may look again the Hilton JFK.
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Made a booking some time ago for a stay starting in 10 days.
Got the same email about cancelation but now the Hotel-Page looks like open already.
Since I got the cancelation I booked into the Double Tree.

Now I'm having TWO prepaid bookings shown at the Hilton Website and the money of the "canceled" booking is still pending to get paid back to the credit card.

Have asked the Diamond Desk to figure that out but no result yet
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Old Mar 18, 12, 7:21 am
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We stayed at the Hilton JFK on 3/17 for one night, after arriving back in the US from 40 hours of flights and layovers on the way back from Bali. The hotel has apparently been open about a week. It's definitely been refurbished. We were given a room on the 12th floor (which was a few doors down from the executive lounge). The hallways were fresh and the room had new furniture and windows. It looked quite nice, although the furniture had a bit of the Hampon Inn look. The bathroom was small, but nicely done with a Euro-style tile shower which worked well.

There was some confusion with the opening hours of the executive lounge and availabilty of breakfast. We were told that breakfast would be available from 6am in the lounge, but the front desk later told us that it was closed on the weekend. After some confusion whether diamond members would get some sort of breakfast in the ground floor restaurant, the front desk agent comped us a full breakfast buffet, which worked out well.

Location is very near to JFK, although the taxi driver was somewhat confused as he didn't realize that there was a Hilton there now. Showing him the address helped. We didn't use the free shuttle, as this apparently involved an Airtrain ride to the Federal Center station to access the hotel shuttles and we were just too tired to go through the process.
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Old Mar 27, 12, 5:40 am
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Stayed at this hotel last Friday (23 March). Used the shuttle from Federal Circle, after a 20 minute wait I had to ring and request, the shuttle arrived 10 minutes later.

Very friendly check in staff, given a room on 11th floor. As Hilton Gold, received a voucher for free appetiser and non alcoholic drink in the restaurant, and also voucher for breakfast. I didn't use either, as I was still stuffed from the transatlantic flight and left before the restaurant opened for breakfast.

Shuttle back to the airport runs at the top and bottom of the hour, and drops at departure terminal.

The corridors still have that 'new carpet' smell, room was great, plenty of room and great view over the cargo ramp! Room felt totally new. Struggled with logging on to free wifi, ended up buying wifi access instead, but instantly comped the next morning.

Aircon was ineffective and ended up having to open the window.

Fitness room was ok with half a dozen pieces of equipment. There is a small pool as well.

Overall, highly recommended.
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