Lower Manhattan Hotel near NYC Harbor Changes Name to New York Marriott Downtown

February 09, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
NEW YORK (February 09, 2008) – In January 2008, the New York Marriott Financial Center Hotel officially changed its name to the New York Marriott Downtown. The significant growth in residences, consumer services, and retail and tourism attractions gave this hotel near the New York City Harbor cause to research whether its previous name really conveyed a sense of all there is to do in Lower Manhattan, home to Wall Street and major corporations. It was felt strongly that the name “Financial Center” didn’t tell the whole story of downtown Manhattan, and that the name was somewhat limiting, creating an inexact first impression to leisure travelers seeking accommodations in downtown Manhattan. The new name will be inclusive and will appeal to both business and leisure travelers to this bustling neighborhood, from hip TriBeCa to the tip of Battery Park, with its magnificent esplanades and bird’s-eye view of the Statue of Liberty.

The new name comes on the heels of the completion of hotel renovations that include brand new meeting and conference space, a new concierge lounge overlooking New York City Harbor, and an announcement that all guest rooms will be renovated in 2008, with an additional elevator modernization slated for completion by March 2009. Hotel room renovations include Marriott’s Revive® bedding package, 37-inch high definition televisions, Plug n’ Play technology, and more.

When the downtown hotel first opened in the early 1990s, Lower Manhattan was still very much a pure business neighborhood. In recent years, this downtown neighborhood has seen tremendous new growth in residential apartment buildings, retail, and leisure attractions.

The completion of the World Trade Center Memorial, currently anticipated in 2011*, just two blocks north of the New York Marriott Downtown, is expected to bring thousands of leisure visitors to the area as well.

The New York Marriott Downtown hotel is located at 85 West Street, between Albany and Carlisle Streets, two blocks south of the World Trade Center site. This full service, Lower Manhattan hotel has 497 rooms and 7 suites, a concierge lounge, fitness center and swimming pool, a business center, a bar/restaurant – 85 West; and a signature restaurant by Roy Yamaguchi, Roy’s New York.

For reservations, go to www.nymarriottdowntown.com or call 1-800-242-8685. The hotel’s main telephone number is (212) 385-4900.
*Source: The New York Times, January 13, 2008