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1. FACT or FAKEOUT? Hotel restaurants continue to be hot! The Michelin Guide 2015 was released earlier this week, and The Nomad Hotel‘s namesake restaurant was once again awarded a star, as was The Breslin at the Ace Hotel NY, just one block away.
3. FACT or FAKEOUT? Now that negotiations between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and hotelier Andres Balazs (who owns iconic properties such as Chateau Marmont and The Standard High Line) have fallen through, there are no plans to turn the TWA Flight Center at JFK into a hotel.
4. FACT or FAKEOUT? The Intercontinental The Barclay New York, a luxury property that has hosted the likes of Hemingway, has closed for an 18-month, $175 million renovation.
1. FACT! Neither restaurant is a newcomer to the list, but maintaining a star is no small feat. A perk for hotel guests? They get priority restaurant reservations.
2. FAKEOUT! Unfortunately, this is not true — although the airport is actually scheduled to open on October 8. Esperanza and Dreams are both scheduled to reopen on November 15, while Capella Pedregal remains closed with no announced reopening date.
3. FAKEOUT! Kinda. Though nothing’s confirmed, there are rumors swirling that the likes of Trump Hotels, Marriott International, and Yotel will all be submitting bids to turn the center into a hotel before the October 14 deadline.
4. FACT! When the hotel reopens in April 2016, it will boast a new restaurant, bar, and lounge, as well as a completely refurbished lobby and 700 rooms.