Marriott Hotels To Become New York’s Tallest

By P. Joseph

Hotel Group Marriott International are to develop a 68-storey property housing two separate and distinct hotels in the heart of Manhattan, New York.

Designed by architect Nobutaka Ashihara, the development will rise 752 feet, making it the tallest stand-alone hotel building (without office or residential space) in New York.

The building, which will be located on 54th Street in Midtown Manhattan, will feature the 378-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel and the 261-room Residence Inn by Marriott hotel

The Courtyard hotel will be designed to attract 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 hotels will share a main entrance and arrival lobby on 54th Street, with public areas for the Residence Inn on the 3rd floor and for the Courtyard on the 4th floor.

Scheduled to open in late 2013, the multi-million dollar project is part of a franchise agreement between Marriott International and ownership group Granite Broadway Development.

By P. Joseph