Brooklyn Heights’ historic Bossert Hotel may finally reopen this winter under the operation of Argentinian hotelier Fën Hotels, the Brooklyn Paper reported.
The Bossert will not be Fën Hoteles’ first venture in Brooklyn, as they recently opened the Dazzler Brooklyn downtown, on Flatbush Avenue Extension and Tillary Street. UnderFën’s discretion, the Bossert Hotel will be transformed into the “Esplendor Bossert.”
A former Jehovah’s Witness property, the 14-story, 106-year-old, landmarked Bossert has had its reopening delayed multiple times since developers David Bistricer and Joseph Chetrit began renovating the building in 2012.
As Brownstoner’s own Montrose Morris wrote, the Montague Street hotel was originally the site of the Pierrepont Hotel, until it was torn down by lumberman Louis Bossert in 1908. Following demolition, Bossert constructed the current Bossert Hotel in its place.
The Pierrepont Hotel in 1890. Photo via the New York Historical Society
[Source: BK Paper | Photo: Google Maps]