Hospitality investment firm HEI Hotels & Resorts has completed the first phase of a $20m renovation at the Hanover Marriott in New Jersey, US.

The project included the renovation of the lobby, lounge, front desk, restaurant and public spaces, focusing on sustainability to reduce the development’s carbon footprint.

HEI said the hotel employed water and energy-efficient strategies and sensor-controlled technologies.

“We used easily recycled or reclaimed materials, such as bamboo and wool, in the production of our case and soft goods,” said general manager Robert Morgan. “We reused or donated all removed items where allowable. We are committed to minimising our carbon footprint even as we provide the services and amenities most sought after by today’s travellers.”

The hotel features 1,751m² of meeting space, a fitness centre, a lobby bar, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and two dining options.

The second phase of the renovation will begin in the fourth quarter of this financial year and will focus on the hotel’s 353 guestrooms, including the installation of in-room amenities.