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North America's tallest hotel opens

North America's tallest hotel opens
8 Jan 2014

The tallest hotel in North America has opened for business in the heart of New York City. 

Strictly speaking, the 760ft tall skyscraper is actually two hotels, as floors 6-33 make up a 378-room Courtyard by Marriott and floors 37-65 a 261-room Residence Inn by Marriott. 

Rooms in the property start from $300 (£180) upwards per night due to the building's prime location at the corner of Broadway and 54th Street near to tourist hotspots such as Times Square and Central Park. 

Explaining the co-locating of two hotel brands in the same space, Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International, told Bloomberg: 'I'm certain either one of them would have done fine on their own … but here you've got a great location, an A-plus location, with two distinct products that will appeal to two distinct kinds of stays.'

However, the hotel is far from the tallest building in the city. The Empire State Building tops out at 1,250ft, while the newly completed One World Trade Centre is a little shy of 1,800ft. ADNFCR-408-ID-801680237-ADNFCR

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