From DNA Info:
The decades-old Pan American Hotel on Queens Boulevard, dubbed "New York City's Most Convenient Hotel," has come in for its final landing, despite saying on its website that it was just "closed for renovations."
The seven-story, 216-room hotel closed its doors to hotel guests on Jan. 7, according to an employee working there Thursday, who asked not to be identified.
He said the employees were told in September that the hotel, near 51st Avenue, would close.
A spokesman for the New York Hotel Trades Council said the more than 40 employees working at the Pan American were given "ample notice" by the owners before they were laid off.
The site said the hotel is "closed for renovations," but the building has been sold, according to Tom Donovan, an agent with Massey Knakal.
According to the listing, which is still online, the hotel includes around 7,000 square feet of retail space and over 70,000 square feet of "additional development potential."