Another day, another rumor about the future developer of a boutique hotel at JFK's Terminal 5, the Eero Saarinen-designed landmark now squashed up against JetBlue's new terminal. Yesterday we learned that Standard developer Andre Balazs had swung by the site for a look. Today the Journal reports another name: Donald Trump. A Trump company checked out the terminal earlier this month. A proposal from pod hotelier Yotel, another site visitor, seems more likely given the space restrictions: in addition to the landmarking and the narrow footprint for the potential hotel, any developer would also have to deal with height limits set by the Federal Aviation Administration. Continuing with the Trump hotel fantasy for a moment, though: how many pillow options would there be at the Trump Queens Airport Express?
· Trump Checks if JFK Terminal Will Fly as Hotel [WSJ]
· Andre Balazs Considering JFK's Landmark Terminal for Hotel? [Curbed]
· Donald Trump coverage [Curbed]