• New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Reveals $45 Million Renovation

     
    POSTED August 5, 2016
     
    Photo credit: Courtesy of New York Marriott

After more than a year, the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge announced the unveiling of its $45 million transformation, ending a three-phase renovation.

The third phase focused on renovating the 667 guestrooms to mimic the Brooklyn lifestyle, with urban-inspired color pallets, fabrics that emulate the culture and landmarks, and an art piece that zooms in on a piece of a mural that is located in the lobby.

 "Through the hotel’s total metamorphosis, we have accomplished our main goal: to provide an experiential journey into one of the most diverse, innovative and eccentric destinations in the United States and the world,” says Sam Ibrahim, general manager, “Our renovations are deliberate and thoughtful, allowing our guests to take home an authentic taste of the borough,”

The first phase worked on the bar, front desk and M Club Lounge. Phase two focused on the redesign of the Grand Ballroom—the largest in Brooklyn—and its 44,000 square feet of meeting space.

“We began as a leader in New York City hospitality and are proud to continue to set the bar incredibly high in terms of personalized service, innovative design, size and location,” says Joshua Muss, principal of Muss Development and an owner of the hotel. “When Brooklyn Marriott embarked on this $45 million project, we were determined to evolve with our transforming community and uphold our distinguished legacy of welcoming business and leisure travelers to Brooklyn.”

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