In a joint effort between Marriott International and Granite Broadway Development construction will soon begin on the Courtyard and Residence Inn Manhattan/Central Park in the heart of New York City. The multi-million dollar 68-story dual-tower property will house both the 378-room Courtyard Marriott and the 261-room Residence Inn at 1717 Broadway, at 54th Street.
The new massive structure is slated to open in 2013 and will be managed by Interstate Hotels and Resorts. The building will be 752 feet high, which will make it the tallest hotel in the Big Apple that does not also have office or residential space within it.
"We are thrilled that this development is becoming a reality and will feature two of our strongest brands - Courtyard and Residence Inn - at such a premier location," said David Marriott, chief operations officer - Eastern Region, The Americas. "We could not be happier with our partnership with Granite Broadway Development and with Interstate Hotels and Resorts that will manage both hotels."
GlobeSt.com reports the land itself was purchased for $12 million in 2001 by Granite's Harry Gross.
The Courtyard will offer guests a balance between working and relaxing, with the lobby featuring GoBoard technology on a 55-inch LCD interactive touch screen. The Residence Inn will help individuals who need an extended stay option live comfortably in the center of the city.
The facilities were also share amenities such as a fitness center, reducing costs for Marriott.