SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

February 11, 2014 15:31 ET

New Hotel Near Penn Station in New York Embodies High Design and Fine-Tuned Function

The Courtyard New York Manhattan/Chelsea Gives Travelers a Fresh Perspective on the Big Apple

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2014) - New York was built to impress. From skyscrapers to Central Park, everything is bigger, better and brighter. And that includes the hotels where guests have come to expect top service and the latest amenities. Happily, the latest addition to these illustrious properties lives up to that reputation. The Courtyard New York Manhattan/Chelsea opened on December 5, 2013, and already this hotel near Penn Station is winning over visitors with its thoughtful design and well-appointed guest rooms.

Because first impressions count for a lot, the hotel's vibrant lobby combines high-impact aesthetics (think blue, green, orange and red) with unparalleled function. This adaptable area reflects the brand's extensive reevaluation of how spaces can best accommodate the needs of modern travelers. For example, flexible seating lets guests relax at the communal table in the middle of the room, network in the semi-enclosed lounge area or cocoon themselves in one of the media booths to watch a program on one of the high-definition televisions.

Unique among hotels near the Empire State Building, the lobby also showcases welcome pedestals in lieu of a traditional front desk. These features create more privacy and tailored service, since hotel staff can personally point out specific features of the hotel.

One feature everyone will be eager to utilize is the recently enhanced GoBoard 4.0. The 55-inch LCD touchscreen lets visitors access local information, maps and directions, weather updates, headline news, entertainment updates and local airport information. Mobile integration even allows guests to transmit directions from the GoBoard directly to their smartphones.

Considering Courtyard's professional pedigree, it's no wonder this business hotel near Madison Square Garden has integrated so many practical amenities. Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property and plenty of electrical outlets in the lobby encourage productivity. And a business library includes computer terminals, a printer and separate computer stations dedicated to printing boarding passes and checking flight statuses.

Just as the lobby emerges as a standout feature of the hotel, the property's accommodations near Madison Square Garden attract visitors with their thoughtful design. Spacious rooms, including a family suite, are outfitted with plush bedding, expansive bathrooms, separate seating areas and generously-sized desks that are as functional as they are graceful.

For a hotel that so carefully contemplates its guests' needs, it's no surprise that it has been equally considerate of the environment. Its efforts to implement water- and energy-saving measures as well as an extensive recycling program have earned it LEED certification. And that's just one more way this hotel manages to successfully impress in a city defined by the exceptional. 

About the Courtyard New York Manhattan/Chelsea
Crisp, contemporary and comfortable, the Courtyard New York Manhattan/Chelsea offers travelers a new way to experience New York. The state-of-the-art lobby and fully-equipped business library let corporate guests stay on task, while the 397-square-foot meeting room is ideal for board meetings and intimate groups of up to eight people. Making sure all guests are energized for their days, Table 135 serves satisfying American breakfasts along with to-go options and Starbucks coffee. Or guests can pick up a drink or snack from The Market, which is open 24/7. Other conveniences like on-site laundry facilities and a fitness center let travelers maintain their routines, and guest rooms encourage them to relax with thick mattresses, complimentary Internet and a spaciousness that feels downright luxurious in NYC. All this adds up to one well-appointed property that also happens to put visitors just steps from landmark attractions like Broadway theaters and Madison Square Garden.

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