JW Marriott Essex House Celebrates Grand Opening
Tuesday April 30th, 2013 - 10:04AM HBP
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NEW YORK—JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has opened its newly acquired luxury hotel—the JW Marriott Essex House New York.
Located on Central Park South and featuring an Art Deco sign atop the 40-story hotel, the 509-room JW Marriott Essex House first opened in 1931. Today, the hotel features a full-service spa and fitness center, a fine-dining restaurant and meeting and event spaces.
In partnership with Christie's, JW Marriott will debut an exhibition inspired by the Essex House sign illuminating the New York City skyline since the 1930s. Four original works by emerging artists including Mat Larkin, Julian Wellisz, Jack Shannon and Lindsay Keys, will be featured at the JW Marriott Essex House as part of the grand opening celebration and will be on display in the lobby through October. The installation will be the first in a series of art exhibitions at JW Marriott Essex House celebrating the work of emerging artists.
This is JW Marriott’s first location in New York, and comes on the heels of the opening of the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, the first Marquis property outside of North America, in February 2013. The JW Marriott brand has 60 properties in 24 countries, with an additional 20 expected to open by 2015.
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