Marriott to Develop New York City’s Tallest Hotel
Marriott International, Inc. will develop the Courtyard and Residence Inn Manhattan/Central Park, a soaring, new 68-story property housing two distinctly different hotels – the 378-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel and the 261-room Residence Inn by Marriott hotel — at 1717 Broadway (at 54th Street). The multi-million dollar project is schedule to open in late 2013 and be managed by Interstate Hotels and Resorts.
Designed by architect Nobutaka Ashihara, the building will rise 752 feet, nine inches high, making it the tallest stand-alone hotel building (without office or residential space) in New York. The Courtyard hotel will provide a refreshing environment for business and leisure travelers, while the Residence Inn will offer all-suite accommodation for longer stays. The property will also incorporate leased retail and restaurant space.
The 378-room Courtyard by Marriott will offer the brand’s signature “refreshing business” lobby, featuring bright contemporary design, innovative technology and flexible space. The redefined area allows guests more control and choice over their stay, with services and amenities that create a healthy balance between working and relaxing. A signature element of the new lobby is the exclusive GoBoard® technology, a 55-inch LCD interactive touch screen packed with local information, maps, weather, and news, business and sports headlines.
The leader in the extended stay category, Residence Inn offers guests a unique personalized experience that helps them thrive while on the road on long stays. The new 261-room Residence Inn by Marriott will feature suites with kitchens, providing zones for travelers to spread out and maintain their routines while away from home. Services such as daily complimentary full breakfast, free high speed internet, grocery delivery, laundry facilities and weekly manager social hours all add to Residence Inn’s promise of making guests feel cared for and comfortable.