Marriott Int opens North America's tallest hotel
68-storey property to provide iconic addition to New York skyline
Marriott International and G Holdings have opened a $320 million hotel in Manhattan combining two brands and providing employment for 160 associates in the New York area.
The 378-room Courtyard hotel and 261-suite Residence Inn includes 6,000 square feet of meeting space, a fitness centre on the 35th floor with floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor sundeck. Some guest rooms also feature floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of Central Park, Times Square and the Hudson River.
Marriott International senior vice president of Modern Essentials and Extended Stay, Janis Milham commented: “This opening is a prime example of an ideal dual-branded hotel. Thank you to our long-time partner, Harry Gross and his family, this will surely be both brands’ crown jewel. The new hotels’ contemporary designs and stunning views coupled with our friendly associates will surely make the property a great ambassador for the bustling city.
“In addition to fabulous views, a stellar New York City location and amenities galore, our 21st century telecommunications, with free international phone calls, digital systems and hi-tech wiring, set these hotels far above the standard that business travelers and tourists expect. We are proud to introduce these spectacular hotels to New York City.”
The impressive building is just steps from Central Park and Times Square offering convenient access to Carnegie Hall, the Broadway Theater District, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall.
As one of the top travel destinations in the world, New York City welcomed 54.3 million visitors in 2013.