Sites Show Long-Awaited Rooms at Hotel Bossert, Tease Possible Opening Date of April 30

Photo by Susan De Vries

Is it possible that the Hotel Bossert in Brooklyn Heights is finally opening?

The hotel, located at 98 Montague Street, recently popped up on the website of IHG Hotels & Resorts, complete with images of newly refurbished rooms. It has also started to appear on hotel booking sites, with details such as prices, which range from $246 to $303 a night. The first date available to book is April 30, suggesting that is the opening date.

Photo via IHG Hotels & Resorts

Apparently the team behind the scenes has changed hands again. The group behind the Tillary Hotel, revealed to be managing the Bossert in 2019, filed for bankruptcy in December and IHG has apparently taken over. They own a number of hotel brands, including Regent, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Holiday Inn. They appear to be managing the hotel in partnership with Valour Hospitality, with whom they have collaborated on many projects.

IHG did not respond to a request for comment.

Photo via IHG Hotels & Resorts

Photo via IHG Hotels & Resorts

The images show views of double and king-size rooms with a modern color palette of mostly black, white and grey. The furniture is sleek and simple. The look is similar to one of IHG’s other brands, Kimpton Hotels.

A visit Tuesday showed signs of life at the hotel. New automatic opening doors have been installed and hand-drawn ‘no parking’ signs were set up out front for hotel loading. New furniture, including chairs and pendant lamps, has appeared on the main floor.

hotel bossert in brooklyn heights

hotel bossert in Brooklyn Heights

The reopening has been a long time coming. The once-glamorous hotel and its rooftop bar was a favorite watering hole for the Brooklyn Dodgers but hit hard times before being bought in 1988 by the Jehovah’s Witnesses, which used it for housing. The religious organization sold it to David Bistricer of Clipper Equity and Joseph Chetrit of Chetrit Group for $81 million in 2012, who said they planned to renovate and open a boutique hotel. The opening has been delayed several times.

cornice of bossert

[Photos by Susan De Vries unless otherwise noted]

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