TEANECK, NJ—A multimillion-dollar energy infrastructure upgrade is underway at the Marriott at Glenpointe here. Part of the Glenpointe complex, Glenpointe was developed and is owned by Alfred Sanzari Enterprises of Hackensack, NJ.
Alfred Sanzari Enterprises is participating in the New Jersey Clean Energy Program’s (NJCEP) Pay for Performance (P4P) program. Comprised of Existing Buildings and New Construction components, the P4P Existing Buildings program provides incentives to large commercial and industrial customers. Incentives are awarded in installments upon the completion of three project milestones: approval of an energy reduction plan; installation of all recommended measures per plan; and completion of a post-construction benchmarking report.
Whole-building energy improvements underway at the Marriott at Glenpointe include replacing all of the building’s mechanical systems with new energy-efficient equipment, upgrading to LED lighting and installing occupancy sensors throughout the hotel’s 353 guestrooms.
Alfred Sanzari Enterprises is partnering with Carrier, an approved provider for the P4P program. Along with financial incentives, the improvements will reduce the hotel’s energy consumption by at least 15%, according to the company.
“Throughout our entire portfolio, we always are looking for ways to make our properties more energy efficient,” said Kelly Buckley, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises’ VP of property management. “Most of the major equipment at the Marriott at Glenpointe was approaching the end of its useful life and would have been replaced in the next few years. Our decision to participate in the NJCEP’s Pay for Performance program truly is a win-win: We are substantially improving the hotel’s energy efficiency while taking advantage of some wonderful financial incentives from the state.”
This follows a multimillion-dollar renovation to the hotel’s 353 oversized guestrooms, which included new furniture, bathroom fixtures, flooring, increased electrical outlets and USB placement, and showers. Every guestroom now has a mini-refrigerator and a safe.
A renovation also transformed the hotel’s lobby, ballrooms, restaurants and 26,500 sq. ft. of meeting space. Key to the lobby renovation was the adaptation of Marriott’s “Great Room” concept. Last year, the Marriott at Glenpointe also opened the M Club Lounge. Located in the hotel’s lobby, the M Club Lounge is a place to “work, recharge, connect and relax” for Marriott Gold and Platinum Elite Rewards members, as well as guests who choose to add M Club Lounge access to their reservation.
The full-service Marriott at Glenpointe is managed by White Lodging.