New York's Anchor Inn has a new owner

(Anchor Inn in New York City)

The Anchor Inn in New York City is now under new ownership.

The hotel, which is located in Bayside, a neighborhood in the borough of Queens, has been a fixture of the area for nearly 50 years. 215 Northern Property sold the hotel for approximately $15.9 million, though the buyer in the transaction has yet to be identified.

The Highcap Group's senior director, Charles Chang, acted as the broker in the deal. According to Chang, the hotel's new owner has a multitude of options available for expansion due to the property's location in C2-2/R6B zoning. If they opt to add an additional floor to the hotel, the hotel could gain 44 rooms, upping its count from 66 guestrooms to 110 and expanding its floor area to 40,000 square feet. However, Chang said that no plans exist to add extra parking to the building.

The two-story hotel was sold for $241,000 per room, and has 13,000 square feet of air right s and 200 feet of frontage. The hotel was last sold by Northern Motor Inn for $14.1 million in April 2016. The property is located west of the Cross Island Parkway and within walking distance of the Long Island Rail Road Bayside Station.

The hotel has a 24-hour business center and a fitness center, and offers free Wi-Fi. The property also arranges tours of nearby Manhattan through a tour operator. Other amenities include a complimentary breakfast, valet service, complimentary garage parking and a restaurant and lounge.