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Brooklyn's Hotel Bossert Could Finally, Really Open By October

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The "Waldorf-Astoria of Brooklyn" is close to being completed

It's been a while since we heard any news about the Hotel Bossert in Brooklyn Heights, the storied old lodging that has been in the process of transforming back into a hotel for a few years now. But according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, check-in time is almost here: David Bistricer, one of the hotel's developers (along with Joseph Chetrit), confirmed that they're aiming for an October opening for the new hotel.

"When it’s done, it’s going to be a very beautiful hotel," Bistricer told the Brooklyn Paper, which had a few more details on the lodging-to-be, namely that it'll have 280 rooms, a rooftop bar, and a ground-floor restaurant. The decor will hark back to the hotel's early-20th-century heyday, and some of the original details (such as its marble stairs and coffered ceilings) will stick around.

Construction is finishing up, according to Bistricer; when it's completed, the hotel will be operated by Portuguese firm Fën Hotels under the name Esplendor Brooklyn. (They're also responsible for the Dazzler Brooklyn on Flatbush Avenue.)

But the hotel was originally scheduled to open in 2013, and has been pushed back several times since then, so maybe hold off on making any travel plans for now.


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The Hotel Bossert circa 1910

The Hotel Bossert

98 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201