Marriott to open tallest hotel in the Big Apple

Hotel News - 11/08/2011

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Global hotel operator Marriott announced that it plans to build what will be the tallest hotel in the city of New York. The brand is planning to build the new 68-storey building on 54th Street in Manhattan.

Marriott, which runs 3,600 hotel properties across the globe, says the building will contain two hotels under the Residence Inn and Courtyard by Marriott brands. The skyscraper is being designed by well-known New York architect Nobutaka Ashihara.

Ashihara already designed Courtyard by the Marriott Times Square, the Lexington House Hotel and Hotel Indigo on Manhattan’s 28th Street. His latest development for Marriott is set to soar 752 street into the sky above New York City.

The Courtyard hotel on the site will have 378 guest rooms and will occupy the building’s lower floors. Floors 36 through 64 will house the 261 guest rooms of the Residence Inn.

The two hotels will be served by two separate sets of elevators in the building’s arrivals lobby on 54th Street. On the fifth floor, visitors will enjoy a lounge, as well as a terrace with an outside seating space overlooking Broadway.

A restaurant will occupy the second floor. The two hotels will share a common fitness area, to be located on the fourth floor.

This latest prominent hotel property is just the latest in a string of high-rise hotels that have gone up recently. In the last year, W Hotels, InterContinental and Yotel have all launched skyscrapers.

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