Marriott International and G Holdings have announced the opening of a new dual-branded hotel under the Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn hotel brands in Midtown Manhattan, New York, US.
The $320m combined hotel, which is located at 1717 Broadway, is claimed to be the tallest single-use hotel in North America.
The new hotel, owned by G Holdings and managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, is expected to offer employment opportunities for 160 associates in New York.
The Courtyard hotel has 378 rooms, while the Residence Inn hotel features 261 suites. The building is located near to Central Park and Times Square and also offers convenient access to Carnegie Hall, the Broadway Theater District, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall.
Marriott International modern essentials and extended stay senior vice president Janis Milham said, "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."
The new hotels have valet parking and share 6,000ft² of meeting space, a fitness centre on the 35th floor with floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor sundeck.
Amenities at the hotels include complimentary Wi-Fi, fibre optical cable network and Smart TVs with 60 HD channels.
The Courtyard hotel, which is housed on floors 6-33, has guest rooms featuring modern design with a contemporary feel and has also deployed its award-winning touch-screen concierge, GoBoard 4.0, that provides local information, maps, weather and headline news on a 55in LCD screen.
Courtyard’s popular food and beverage offering, The Bistro, offers casual, flexible seating; easy access to food and healthier menu options for breakfast; and light evening fare, including snacks, cocktails, wine and beer.
The Residence Inn hotel, located on floors 37-65, offers studio suites which have a fully functional kitchen with a coffeemaker, microwave oven and custom appliances and are designed for stays of five nights or more.
G Holdings president and CEO Harry Gross said the new hotels are the most innovative that the company has built to date.
"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 travellers and tourists expect," Gross added.
Image: The new duel-branded hotel. Photo courtesy of Marriott International.