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MAP: New 18-Story Hotel Planned For Downtown Jamaica

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | August 24, 2015 2:31pm
 The new lodging is planned for 149-03 Archer Avenue.
New 18-Story Hotel Planned For Downtown Jamaica
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QUEENS — More hotel rooms may soon be coming to downtown Jamaica, which is already on its way to become the next lodging hub in Queens.

Pride Ventures recently filed an application with the Department of Buildings to construct a 283-room hotel at 149-03 Archer Ave., between 149th and 150th streets, as first reported by The Real Deal.

The 18-story lodging would be located only three blocks away from the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road and AirTrain station.

It would also be built nearly across the street from two other hotels —  Marriott-brand Courtyard and Fairfield Inn and Suites — which are currently under construction at 147-43 Archer Ave.

Those hotels would be located in one 16-story building, and would contain a total of about 330 hotel rooms.

There are also plans to build a 24-story Hilton Garden Inn directly next to the AirTrain station. That hotel is expected to bring 240 rooms, a restaurant and a business center to the area. 

A 65-room Howard Johnson hotel, also on Archer Avenue, but located west of the station, opened in the fall of 2013.

Jamaica, which offers express trains to Manhattan and Long Island, and has access to several major highways, began attracting new hotel projects after the AirTrain station opened on Sutphin Boulevard in 2003.

The neighborhood has also been changing after the 2007 rezoning, drawing new developments to the area.

Seven new hotels, which are currently planned for downtown Jamaica, would bring roughly 1,200 rooms, in addition to about 400 rooms that are now available in the area.

A representative for Pride Ventures confirmed the plans for the new hotel Monday morning, but declined to share more details about the project.