December 29, 2016

Just Across the East River from Manhattan, Aloft Long Island City – Manhattan View is the Newest Hotspot for Today’s Hyper-Connected Global Traveler

 BETHESDA, Md., December 29, 2016 – Marriott International, Inc.® (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced the opening of Aloft Long Island City – Manhattan View, the first Aloft in Long Island City and one of four Aloft hotels in the New York City metropolitan area. Owned by Select Development and managed by Real Hospitality, Aloft Long Island City – Manhattan View features 176 spacious loft-style rooms, 1,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a buzzing social scene.

“Aloft is a great choice for Long Island City and offers travelers a compelling blend of leading-edge design, a tech-forward mindset and a buzzing social scene,” said Paige Francis, Vice President, Global Brand Management, Aloft Hotels. “A hit with today’s hyper-connected global traveler, Aloft now offers 100 dynamic destinations worldwide.”

Aloft Long Island City – Manhattan View is close to numerous art galleries, shops, restaurants and businesses including JetBlue Airways headquarters. Just minutes from both La Guardia Airport (LGA) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), the hotel is just a subway ride from all top New York City attractions such as Times Square, the Empire State Building and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

“Aloft Long Island City – Manhattan View is a long-awaited addition to this vibrant neighborhood just across the river from Manhattan,” said Ben Seidel, President and CEO of Real Hospitality Group.  “The fast-growing Aloft brand is a leading choice among today’s tech savvy travelers due to its forward-thinking approach to hospitality, accessible technologies and innovative programming.”

Aloft Long Island City – Manhattan View features SPG Keyless—the industry-first keyless entry system that enables guests to use their smartphone or Apple watch as a room key—and fast and free Wi-Fi throughout the property. Additional amenities include a Re:chargeSM fitness center; and Re:fuelSM by Aloft – a one-stop gourmet grab & go food and beverage area and live, local music at the brand’s signature W XYZ® bar as part of the signature Live At Aloft Hotels music series.

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