Marriott opens North America’s tallest hotel in NYC

FE Online Posted online: Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 0000 hrs
Mumbai : Marriott International and G Holdings have announced the opening of an addition to the New York City skyline, a combined 378-room Courtyard hotel and 261-suite Residence Inn hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The tallest single-use hotel in North America is located at 1717 Broadway. built and owned by G Holdings and managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts. The 68-story building is in close proximity to Central Park and Times Square.

Janis Milham, senior vice president, modern essentials and extended stay, Marriott International said, “This opening is a prime example of an ideal dual-branded hotel. Thanks to our long-time partner, Harry Gross and his family, this will surely be both brands’ crown jewel. 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.”

Harry Gross, president and chief executive officer, G Holdings, said, “We brought the first Courtyard by Marriott to Times Square, in the center of Manhattan in 1998, and these new hotels, the Residence Inn Central Park and Courtyard by Marriott Central Park, are the most innovative hotels we’ve 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. We are proud to introduce these spectacular hotels to New York City,” Gross added.