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New York Rediscovers the Best on Times Square


Celebs and VIPs Party in Provocative Surroundings Overlooking the Best View of Times Square -- Experience Renaissance’s Imaginative New Look and Feel.

New York, NY .- Last night, the newly renovated Renaissance New York Hotel Times Square, in partnership with Gotham Magazine, unveiled the future of Renaissance Hotels & Resorts to over 200 VIP guests and celebs including Cheyenne Jackson, co-star of the Broadway musical Xanadu, and Lindsay Price of NBC’s Lipstick Jungle. The evening’s hosts were designer Jordan Mozer and hotelier David Marriott with special guest Kerry Butler, star of Broadway’s hit show, Xanadu.

This grand “discovery” celebration showcased Renaissance’s latest innovations in design and décor, technology, culinary arts and signature cocktails. The Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel recently completed a $24 million makeover. Last evening’s event showcased artist designer Jordan Mozer’s provocative new design, inspired by the pulsating neighborhood of Times Square. Guests mingled in the hotel’s newly completed lobby bar and great room space, an area designed specifically for today’s travelers, who transition smoothly between work and play. Consulting chef Zak Pelaccio’s Asian-inspired food was served throughout the evening, from the hotel’s Chop Suey restaurant. Guests also enjoyed signature “Cocktail Culture” cocktails, the brand’s new twist on drink mixology that brings the guest into the creative process.

“These are exciting times for the Renaissance brand and for our guests who are discovering new designs, colorful rooms, great restaurants and lounges, and some very fun and creative signature cocktails,” said Rita Cuddihy, senior vice president, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts. “We have more than 140 properties worldwide, so there is plenty for travelers and locals to experience and enjoy as part of our modern Renaissance.”

The Renaissance New York Hotel Times Square just finished its multimillion-dollar renovation as part of a $2 billion global investment by the brand’s owners and franchisees (2006 - 2008).

The Renaissance New York Hotel Times Square is located at Two Times Square on Seventh Avenue between West 47th & West 48th Streets. For reservations and information, call (212) 765-7676 or visit

Additional Renaissance projects include:

The Blackstone, a Renaissance Hotel, Chicago, Ill. A prominent national landmark, Chicago’s “Hotel of Presidents,” has opened as The Blackstone, a 332-room luxury Renaissance brand hotel. The $128 million showcase renovation of the long dormant, 23-story, Beaux-Arts building represents yet another significant development milestone in the renaissance of Chicago’s South Loop downtown.

Renaissance Boston Waterfront, Boston, Mass. Open as of February 2008, the new Renaissance Boston Waterfront is a sleek and dynamic addition to the South Boston waterfront area, stylishly reflecting the vibrancy and aqua-elegance of Boston Harbor and the ocean beyond. The hotel is also one block from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Eden Roc, A Renaissance Resort, Miami, Fla. A legendary oceanfront Florida spa and resort designed by architect Morris Lapidus, Eden Roc, A Renaissance Resort is currently undergoing construction of a new 283-room tower and public space, as well as a full refurbishment of the existing hotel and landscaping, which includes several elegant water elements. Completion of the renovation is set for late 2008 and the new tower is scheduled to open in 2009.

Renaissance Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif. The ultra-stylish Renaissance Hollywood is a premier luxury property in the movie-making capital of the world. Adjacent to the famed Kodak Theater and steps away from Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the hotel has just started an extensive renovation of its spa and public space.

The Stanford Court, A Renaissance Hotel, San Francisco, Calif. Set atop prestigious Nob Hill, overlooking a dramatic city skyline, The Stanford Court Renaissance is undergoing a complete renovation which began in January 2008. The renovation includes public space, the restaurant, guest rooms and meeting space.

La Concha, A Renaissance Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Originally opened in 1958 as the La Concha Hotel, the famed 248-room property is located on San Juan’s Condado Beach and has undergone a complete renovation. Designed by Osvaldo Toro and Miguel Ferrer, this masterpiece of tropical modernism reopened in December 2007. It features a detailed restoration of the famous fluted, conch-shaped roof restaurant, La Concha.

Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Originally opened as a Rock Resort by Laurence Rockefeller in the 1960s, this spectacular property is undergoing extensive renovation of its guest rooms, public space, landscaping and restaurants. Scheduled to open later this year, the resort is situated on Davis Bay along St. Croix’s north shore near the renowned Robert Trent Jones-designed Carambola Golf Course, where Renaissance guests will have playing privileges.

Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel, Shanghai, China. Scheduled to open in 2008, the 680-room hotel occupies the top 35 floors of a distinctive 60-story tower with a breathtaking sky lobby. The hotel is part of a mixed-use complex that will include retail and office space.

Our statements on expected investment spending by owners and franchisees and the anticipated renovation completion and opening dates for hotels are “forward looking statements” within the meaning of federal securities laws, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including those described in Marriott International, Inc.’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which could cause actual investment spending or renovation or opening dates to be different than expected.

Renaissance Hotels & Resorts is an upscale brand providing full-service accommodations with local flair to discriminating business and leisure travelers at more than 140 properties in 28 countries. The brand’s presence is strong in the U.S. and worldwide, with approximately half of its properties in North America and half throughout Europe, South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia.


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