Hotels JFK airport hotel now flies Hilton flag By Danny King / February 29, 2012 Share 1 -- The former International JFK Airport Hotel is now the Hilton New York JFK Airport, after the 26-year-old property completed a $20 million renovation. The 356-room property, which is about a quarter-mile from Kennedy Airport, includes a new restaurant as well as a 3,800-square-foot ballroom and four other public meeting rooms. The hotel operated as a Holiday Inn before becoming the International JFK Airport. With the reflagging, there are six Hilton hotels in New York City; the other five are in Manhattan. Follow Danny King on Twitter @dktravelweekly.